This week is shaping up to be quite the time for Marvel fans. In addition to Loki debuting on Disney+ this Wednesday, rumors began circulating Monday of Namor's eventual arrival in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. You see, months ago, the trades reported Narcos: Mexico star Tenoch Huerta was cast in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Fast forward to now, and The Illuminerdi is reporting that Huerta is, in fact, playing Namor. In addition to the beloved character, the same report suggests both Namora and Attuma — both iconic Atlanteans in their own right — are also joining the Black Panther follow-up. Suffice to say, fans of the Marvel Studios franchise are hyped over the reports, crossing their fingers on the character's inclusion.
The sequel, of course, is named Wakanda Forever in honor of the late Chadwick Boseman, who will not be recast by Marvel Studios. Instead, the film will explore other features of the fictional country.
“People will ask me, ‘Are you excited to go back?’ Excitement isn’t the word. I feel like I’m in a very pensive and meditative state when it comes to Black Panther 2. His passing is still extremely raw for me,” franchise star Lupita Nyong’o previously said of the movie. “And I can’t even begin to imagine what it will be like to step on set and not have him there... But at the same time we have a leader in Ryan, who feels very much like we do, who feels the loss in a very, very real way as well."
Keep scrolling to see what Black Panther and Namor fans are saying.
I hope this is true. He will be brilliant as Namor. Also numerous paths back for Killmonger. https://t.co/YgJegIPne9— Cheo Hodari Coker (@cheo_coker) June 7, 2021
Eternals Cameo, Perhaps?
If Namor gonna be in Black Panther 2 I would like to see the sinking of Atlantis in the Eternals movie to set him up👀👀 pic.twitter.com/ss1kBO8JCo— EternalsTalks (⊃∪ ∩⪽) (@EternalsTalks) June 7, 2021
In the Zone
kevin feige doing loki interviews when the namor casting news dropped: pic.twitter.com/3BP5PSkSBi— Carlos✟ (@eternalswilson) June 7, 2021
King of the Seven Seas
NAMOR THE FIRST, KING OF THE SEVEN SEAS pic.twitter.com/vos8y7SdK2— *vwoop* (@616Havok) June 7, 2021
It’s being reported that Tenoch Huerta is playing NAMOR in Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever! Before anyone starts hating on this casting, remember that Tom Hiddleston was relatively unknown before playing #Loki Marvel has not missed with their casting! pic.twitter.com/brpziz0fYk— BLURAYANGEL (@blurayangel) June 7, 2021
When they announce Storm right after Namor in Black Panther 2>> pic.twitter.com/ol0SrLV0x4— devin ۞ (@marvlstrange) June 7, 2021
Me when Namor makes his mcu debut pic.twitter.com/xQKPdlMqwe— 🔥 Toro's PR Manager (@616toro) June 5, 2021
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is currently set to premiere in theaters on July 8, 2022. Kingdom of Wakanda does not yet have a release date on Disney+.prev