Before Chadwick Boseman passed away from colon cancer, director Ryan Coogler revealed Namor’s appearance in the second installment, and the actor approved of the decision.
Black Panther Wakanda Forever introduced Talokan, the underwater city led by Namor (Tenoch Huerta). Unlike the comics, ryan coogler included mesoamerican Elements, where the God Quetzalcóatl was one of the main references to build the image of the king of the seven seas, who also names himself as Kukulcán. With the help of Josué Maychi, Mayan dialogues were added to the film that reinforced the origin of the characters.
the actor of days of grace He was well received by the public and in Mexico they have celebrated his participation with cumbias, action figures and murals of his face, there are even those who have put his image in a cake shop. Without a doubt, Namor has become one of the favorite characters in the MCU and made it clear that his powers made him almost invincible, which is why some fans have compared him to the Hulk. But before seeing him face Shuri (Letitia Wright), the creators had prepared another destiny for the character.
After the success of Black PantherRyan Coogler was very clear about Talokan’s appearance in the film and recently confessed that Chadwick Boseman was one of the first to find out. The idea of a battle between T’Challa and the King of the Seas excited the actor, as showing an underwater nation sounded pretty appealing. However, the sudden death of the actor forced the creators to restructure the script, which was going to last almost 4 hours, so they had to eliminate several scenes.
“That was something I was excited about. I remember we were at the Los Feliz restaurant and it was the first time we talked about the possibility of having an indigenous representation in the film. got the biggest smileas if he will think “They will never see this coming. It will be impressive”, commented the director.
Still, the Dead End New York star didn’t get a chance to read the script, but the battle between T’Challa and Namor would have been epic and we’re sure the two of them would have done a great job together. Both the production team and the cast were very clear that no one would impersonate Chadwick.so they decided to honor her memory with cute tributes throughout the film, even visiting her grave before filming began.
For now the producer nate moore has given indications that we could see the Talokans in upcoming Marvel productions, but there is still nothing official, so we will have to wait for Kevin Feige’s next announcements about phase 5. Meanwhile you will be able to see Black Panther Wakanda Forever in your favorite cinema and soon on Disney Plus.