New Black Panther 2 Image Shows More of Namor’s Comics-Accurate Design

A new image from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever reveals another look at Tenoch Huerta’s Namor and one particularly comics-accurate design choice.

A new Black Panther: Wakanda Forever image provides a closer look at Namor’s character design in the film and his comics-accurate ears. Directed by Ryan Coogler, who also directed 2018’s Black Panther, Wakanda Forever is set to mark the conclusion of Phase 4 of the MCU. The upcoming film is expected to tell the story of the nation of Wakanda grieving the loss of King T’Challa, played by the late Chadwick Boseman, while also dealing with new world powers. With Boseman having tragically passed away in 2020, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will see a new character take up the mantle of the Black Panther.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever features the return of a number of characters from the first film, including Letitia Wright’s Shuri, Danai Guriria’s Okoye, Lupita Nyong’o’s Nakia, Angela Bassett’s Ramonda, Martin Freeman’s Everett Ross, and Winston Duke’s M’Baku. In addition to a number of returning characters, the film will also introduce several exciting new ones, including Dominque Thorne’s Riri Williams, aka Ironheart, and Tenoch Huerta’s Namor. Huerta has previously described Namor as an “anti-hero,” and trailers for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever have already teased that the character will play a crucial role in the events to come.

A new image, courtesy of Total Film, provides a closer look at Huerta’s Namor in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and shows off his comics-accurate design. While the decorative neckpiece appears to be a creative addition from the filmmakers in keeping with Namor’s new backstory for the movie, the character’s pointy ears are pulled directly from the pages of Marvel Comics.

Why Black Panther 2’s Namor Design Is Comics-Accurate

Although there are some notable changes from Namor’s comic book source material, the character, for the most part, looks very comics-accurate in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. In addition to his pointy ears, the most recent trailer for the film revealed that Namor also has wings on his ankles. Just like in the comics, the ankle wings are a slightly wacky character design choice considering the character’s underwater lifestyle, which Coogler recently explained is all part of the fun of bringing characters like Namor to life. While Namor’s physical appearance is fairly accurate, Huerta has also confirmed that the character will be a mutant, another detail that’s been pulled from the comics.

While Namor’s physical appearance is fairly accurate, Huerta has also confirmed that the character will be a mutant, another detail that’s been pulled from the comics. There have also been a few exciting changes regarding the character’s home and culture, however. In the comics, Namor is the leader of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, which was changed in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to Talocan. From what’s been shown off from the film thus far, Talocan is heavily inspired by ancient Aztec culture, which has resulted in some design flourishes being added to Namor’s costume and weaponry that weren’t seen in the comics. Although Namor still remains somewhat mysterious, the character is shaping up to be a very exciting addition to Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Source: Total Film

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