Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to introduce another notable Marvel character from the comics in the form of Namor the Sub-Mariner, who is portrayed by Tenoch Huerta (Narcos: Mexico, The Forever Purge). The sequel’s first trailer revealed the actor’s official look as Namor, showcasing a unique design tied to the Mayan community while also confirming that he is the movie’s main villain.
Following the film’s epic panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Huerta expressed his excitement about portraying Namor in the MCU, saying that the moment when he was introduced was “great” while also admitting that it is an inspiring feeling to see people like him become heroes “even though my heritage is different.”
Black Panther 2 Star Confirms Reshoots for MCU Sequel
In an interview with W Radio Mexico on July 28, Namor actor Tenoch Huerta revealed that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was undergoing reshoots after San Diego Comic-Con while also sharing more details about the MCU sequel. As translated by @chavernand, Huerta described the reshoots as adding “little missing pieces” to the movie.
Ever since Marvel Studios confirmed that Tenoch Huerta is playing Namor, the actor has been openly sharing his excitement during press interviews. While the actor’s enthusiastic response might have backfired due to the confirmation of the sequel’s reshoots, it still managed to shed some light on how significant Huerta’s role as Namor will be in the movie.
Given that Namor is Wakanda Forever’s main villain, it’s understandable that more scenes were added to fully showcase his MCU debut. It’s possible that the scenes that were added would give context to Namor’s leadership while also including more sequences that could establish Talocan, the new location that the movie is confirmed to introduce.
There’s a chance that Namor’s scenes with other characters were also included in the reshoots, such as with Letitia Wright’s Shuri and potentially Danai Gurira’s Okoye.
While details about Wakanda Forever’s reshoots are unknown, it’s reasonable to assume that the scenes that were added would also improve the sequel, similar to what Taika Waititi did to Thor 4. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to premiere in theaters on Friday, November 11.