For a while now we’ve known that Tenoch Huerta would be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and while it was never official, we knew he’d be playing the Atlantean king, Namor the Submariner. Given that the character has always been on the goofier side, sporting a strong widow’s peak, a green speedo, and ankle wings, many had wondered just how it would translate into live action.
It’s safe to say, however, that the costume department on the Black Panther sequel knocked it out of the park bringing the submariner to life, and even Huerta himself shared his excitement about being able to wear the iconic but modernized look.
“It’s amazing. You know, everybody pretends to be a superhero or to be part of these movies or whatever, and then you are a part of it, and then you are the superhero, and then you are wearing the costume, and it’s your skin, your voice your talent, your story. It’s overwhelming.”Tenoch Huerta
Fans can catch glimpses of Namor in the trailer for the film, sporting a few different looks. Of course, his most prevalent one is the green Speedo look, but for the film, Namor has been given an upgrade and can be seen sporting golden bands with Mayan designs and jade jewelry with all this color and the characters design just has so much more life to it, they took a rather simple look and gave him an actual identity and elevated it to a whole new level.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to hit theaters on November 17th, 2021.