The world came to a standstill that fateful August night. News that inspiring real-life hero Chadwick Boseman quietly lost his fight with colon cancer and passed at the age of 43. However, after months of grieving a loss that fans will never move on from, it appears Marvel is beginning to make plans for the planned sequel to Boseman’s Oscar-nominated film Black Panther. A new rumor from The Illuminderi taps Tenoch Huerta, who joined the cast last November, as the iconic Marvel Comics hero Namor in the movie.
Debuting in early 1939, Namor was created by writer-artist Bill Everett for comic book packager Funnies Inc. The character first appeared publicly in Marvel Comics #1 (Oct. 1939), which was the first comic book from Timely Comics, the 1930s–1940s predecessor of Marvel Comics. Namor is the mutant son of a human sea captain and a princess of the mythical undersea kingdom of Atlantis. He often works directly with the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and the Illuminati. Other times, the character has been a foil to the heroes as an advocate for his kingdom.
The character has long been rumored to debut in the Black Panther sequel following the acquisition of the character’s film rights from Universal Pictures. Best known for his role in Narcos: Mexico, Huerta will next appear in The Forever Purge.
Releasing in 2018, Black Panther follows King T’Challa’s ascension to the throne of Wakanda. The film became a cultural phenomenon and went on to gross over $1 billion at the worldwide box office. Additionally, with seven Oscar nominations, it is the first superhero film to receive a Best Picture nomination and the first MCU film to win an Academy Award.
Black Panther 2 will release on May 6, 2022.
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