A new image from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever reveals the MCU’s Namora, cousin of Tenoch Huerta’s Namor.
While rumors had been circulating for a while that Namor would be introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, promotional artwork that recently surfaced online confirmed the Atlantean King’s appearance in the film. Namor will be played by The Forever Purge star Tenoch Huerta.
Now, it has emerged that Namor will be joined by his cousin Namora, who is supposedly being played by Mabel Cadena. A new image reveals a reimagined Namora in the Black Panther sequel.
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The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever promo art featuring Namora shows her reimagined as a blue-skinned character, unlike her comic book counterpart.
This redesign may suggest that Namora will no longer be half-human, half-Atlantean, like Namor himself, but rather purely Atlantean. Alternatively, Marvel may simply want her to exhibit more Atlantean traits than her cousin.
Like Tenoch Huerta’s Namor, Namora exhibits a strong Mayan influence with an impressive feathered headdress. She is also seen wielding a spear and wearing breathing appartus, presumably to allow her to breathe for longer periods out of water. Check out the image below:
Namor is expected to be the primary antagonist of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, so Namora will presumably be assisting her cousin in his conflict with the people of Wakanda. It is not yet clear who will replace Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa as the new Black Panther in the movie, following the actor’s passing.
Here is the synopsis for the first Black Panther film:
After the death of his father, the king of Wakanda, young T’Challa returns home to the isolated high-tech African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king – and Black Panther – is tested when he’s drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, he must release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
Directed by Ryan Coogler, the film stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will hit theaters on November 11, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on Namor and Namora in the MCU, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original content.