BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER Actor Confirms Namor is a Mutant and Teases This New Character Adaptation

The cat is official out of the bag, and this is now consider to be no longer a spoiler, as Namor The Sub-Mariner actor Tenoch Huerta has confirmed to Empire Magazine that he is a mutant in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Huerta also teased this new adaptation of the character onto the big screen to magazine.

Empire writes:

"Namor will be played here by Mexican actor Tenoch Huerta, previously seen in The Forever Purge and Tigers Are Not Afraid – with this incarnation of the character inspired by the culture and history of Mesoamerica. 'You can take Atlantis from Greek myth, or you can adapt from a real culture,' argues Huerta. Rather than the ruler of Atlantis, on the screen he’s the ruler of Talocan – and he’s drawn to the surface by the ramifications of T’Challa’s decision in Black Panther’s final reel to reveal the truth of Wakanda to the world. 'That decision puts Talocan in jeopardy,' Huerta explains. 'And Talocan has to take action to protect themselves.' One detail that is carrying over from the comics? According to Huerta, his Namor is indeed a mutant."

Many fans, including myself, are very intrigued by this new version of Namor being introduced into the MCU in the Black Panther sequel. Namor was in fact the first mutant introduced in Marvel Comics.

BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER releases in theaters on November 11.