As it became known from the advertising and press release for the film “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, Namor is no longer a native of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, as he was in the comics. Instead, the ruler hails from Talocan, which has its roots in the mythical Aztec water paradise of Tlalocan. This brings the setting closer to the biography of the Mexican actor Tenoch Huerta.
Huerta, who will be playing Namor for the first time in Wakanda Forever, told Variety that wearing the comic book-accurate costume was “overwhelming”:
I mean, at first everyone pretends to be superheroes in these films, and then you really become a part of it. And then you are a superhero, and then you wear a suit. It’s your skin, your voice, your brain, your talent, your story. It’s stunning.
The trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was shown at San Diego Comic-Con and hinted at the coming conflict between Wakanda and Talokan. The film is scheduled to release on November 11, 2022.