Artwork for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever gives fans the best look yet at the MCU’s Namor the Sub-Mariner and its comically accurate winged heels.
New Artwork Shows What Namor the Sub-Mariner Will Look Like in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and how comically accurate that design is.
New artwork has surfaced online, featuring Namor’s Marvel Cinematic Universe design, complete with winged heels and garish headdress. This comes directly from merchandise revealing other characters new to the sequel, including the undersea barbarian Attuma and Riri Williams, a teenage genius who builds her own high-tech armor to become the hero Ironheart.
Namor debuted in 1939 in the first superhero magazine published by Timely Comics, which later became Marvel Comics. An antihero from the undersea kingdom of Atlantis, Namor became a regular part of Marvel stories for the next 80 years as both an ally and an enemy to Earth’s mightiest heroes. According to reports, the character will make his MCU debut as the primary antagonist in Wakanda forever and is played by Tenoch Huerta. Details published elsewhere seem to tease a long intertwined secret history between Wakanda and Atlantis, with the lost city being re-imagined as being rooted in Mesoamerican mythology.
In addition to Huerta, Mabel would play Cadena Namora, Namor’s cousin and fellow Atlantean warrior. Other newcomers to the film include Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams/Ironheart, who debuts in Wakanda forever ahead of her Disney+ series.
Details about the upcoming MCU movie are scarce, and it’s uncertain how it will deal with the absence of the late Chadwick Boseman, who starred in the first film as King T’Challa. Black Panther film and died tragically of colon cancer in 2020.
Letitia Wright, who reprises her role as Shuri Wakanda forever, said the film honors Boseman’s work and legacy. “We honored him by being committed to the story he started — the legacy he started with this franchise,” she said. “And we just committed ourselves every day to work hard, no matter the circumstances that we faced. And we’ve been through a lot of circumstances, a lot of difficult situations, but we came together as a team and we got everything in this movie stopped, so I’m excited you see it.”
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is slated to hit theaters on November 11.