Two years ago, it was reported that Narcos: Mexico Tenoch Huerta star will play an undisclosed villain in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. It was quickly speculated that Huerta would play T’Challa’s bitterest enemy, Namor the Sub-Mariner. A year later, The Illuminerdi revealed that Huerta would indeed play the Scourge of the Seven Seas, but with a twist.
In keeping with the choice of Huerta, the entire culture of Atlantis from the comics will instead be based on Mayan culture instead of Ancient Greece, as is typical for the mythical underwater city. In the same report, two “Maya Warrior” being cast, later revealed to be codenamed “Zyanya” and “Cadmael.”
In another report from Murphy’s Multiverse, the role of “Zyanya” was revealed to be Namora, Namor’s cousin, played by Mexican actress Mabel Cadena.
Considering all the reports regarding Namor’s long-awaited MCU introduction, one of the biggest mysteries surrounds what he’ll look like when he hits the big screen in November. , a leaked image of Namor himself has been leaked, showing how his new Mayan-inspired origins have influenced his designs.
Namor the (Blur) Sub-Mariner
The ad image is blurred from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was supposed to be leaked (via The Den of Nerds), teases the MCU design for Namor the Sub-Mariner.
Here’s an illustration of what Namor might look like in the MCU, as shared by an insider MyTimeToShineHello:
Although the image is blurred, it is clear that the design is based on Namor’s look in the 1960s, in which he wore only a pair of short green swimming trunks, a gold belt, wristbands, and a pair of jeans. wings above the ankle.
Huerta’s Namor wears a similar green swimsuit (more swimwear than speedwear) embellished with a gold belt with what appears to be a Sun insignia similar to the original design. by Namor. Additionally, the Sub-Mariner features a gold wristband and band, which makes Namor’s design a bit less barren.
Finally, the two most important additions to the design are the green collar, possibly influenced by Mayan clothing, and the wingless armored boots with wings. Due to the blurred image, it’s impossible to tell if they’re growing out of his ankles like in the comics or the boots that facilitate the wings, but it helps conjure up an image of the Greek god Hermes.
Retooling Atlantis for the MCU
If this ad art leak is legitimate, it seems to confirm that the culture of Atlantis in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be based on the Maya civilization, which makes sense given the cast of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Huerta. It will also help distinguish the character from DC’s Aquaman, as there will certainly be a comparison between the two kings of the sea when Black Panther The sequel is released.
It will also be interesting to see where Namor’s kingdom is located, as the New Mayan origins imply that it would reside further west of the Atlantic Ocean rather than in the middle of it as in the comics. It could be how and why Riri Williams’ “invention” will lead Wakanda “IWill clash with a hidden civilization led by Namor. “
Fans will learn more about Namor and his place in the MCU as they see it Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in theaters on November 11.
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