Fans have long believed that Namor the Submariner will show up in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever although the character will not be facing off against T'Challa. Interestingly, it looks like Marvel Studios is pushing through with the idea. A new report reveals that Tenoch Huerta has been cast as the Marvel comic book villain.
Back in November, there were reports of Huerta being in negotiations to join the cast of Black Panther 2. It was even confirmed that the Narcos: Mexico star is being offered the role of the main villain although details were not revealed. Now, it looks like Marvel Studios has closed a deal with the actor.
The Illuminerdi reports that sources confirmed Huerta's casting, revealing that he will portray Namor The Submariner. This is certainly in line with speculations that the second Black Panther movie will tackle the conflict between Wakanda and Atlantis.
It's important to point out that the casting has not yet been officially announced by Marvel Studios. However, there is a possibility we'll be getting an update in the next few weeks.
The premise of Wakanda Forever is still unknown. However, it has been confirmed that Ryan Coogler will write and direct the sequel. In addition to that, most of the first movie's main cast will be back for Black Panther 2. The film is expected to begin production in summer and is currently scheduled for release on July 8, 2022.
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