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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer hints Namor is different from other Atlanteans, details

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer hints Namor is different from other Atlanteans, details

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever debut teaser introduced Namor (Tenoch Huerta) and the Atlantean race that’s apparently waging a war against Wakanda. But one vital detail from The Sub-Mariner’s comic origin seems to have also made its way to live-action, as in, what makes Namor different from the rest of the underwater delving species in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever teaser trailer was an emotional rollercoaster filled with tributes to Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa. In addition, the first look also offered tidbits of details on the ongoing power struggle in the Kingdom of Wakanda following the death of King T’Challa. Scenes of Dora Milaj fighting Atlanteans and even a shot of M’baku trying to take Namor by surprise all but confirm the Wakandans vs. Atlanteans plot point in the upcoming sequel. And some eagle-eyed fans also noticed a key detail that differentiates Namor from the rest of his race, his human bloodline.

As writer Reyna Cervantes pointed out, “The Atlanteans skin only appears blue when they’re on the surface and using a breathing apparatus. Namor’s human heritage is why he doesn’t need the device and never appears blue-skinned.”

Namor’s skin hints at Marvel Comics origin adaptation for the MCU film

This distinguishable feature can be noticed during Mabel Cadena’s scenes as Namora in underwater with human-like skin. However, her pigmentation is blue during her surface sequences. Readers can notice the differences in the tweet below.

Interestingly, in the comics – Namora also shares the same hybrid heritage as Namor and looks like him. Though it seems her back story will be different in Black Panther 2. Marvel Studios has also added a twist to Namor’s and Atleantean’s heritage with a connection to Mayan culture, as shown in the iconography weaved on the warriors’ costumes.

Directed by Ryan Coogler, starring Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Danai Gurira as O’koye, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Dominique Throne as Riri Williams, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Florence Kasumba as Ayo, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross and Michaela Coel as Aneka,  Black Panther: Wakanda Forever releases on November 11.

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