With the highly anticipated release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever fast approaching, a brand new clip from the upcoming sequel has been revealed. This snippet offers fans a more focused look at the character of Namor, played by Tenoch Huerta, and his threat to Wakanda while showing his admiration for the beauty of the mighty kingdom.
The new clip perfectly showcases the tension between Namor and the people of Wakanda while unveiling deeper insight into his character as he questions the kingdom’s decision to reveal himself to the world, as shown in the first film. The clip also features performances by the trio of actors with Letitia Wright as Shuri and Angela Bassett as Queen Ramonda, standing firm against Namor’s subtle and commanding presence.
While the clip doesn’t provide any additional context or plot details, it does contribute to the media buzz surrounding the film as fans are already seeing Namor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Unlike the Atlantean origins of his comic book counterpart, this introduction of Namor will instead be that of the King of Talocan, which draws on Mesoamerican influences. With the popularity of DC’s Aquaman movie and its upcoming sequel, changes to Namor’s origin story may help both characters stand out to mainstream audiences.
Recall that the sequel is directed by Ryan Coogler, who also penned the screenplay for the first movie in the series. Along with adding new characters to the MCU like Huerta as Namor and Dominique Thorne as Ironheart, the movie will also see the return of several key cast members from the first movie, including Wright, Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, and Winston Duke.