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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever TV Spot Reveals Namor Is 'Covered In' Vibranium
By HANNAH SHAW-WILLIAMS
A new challenger is rising from the ocean in the latest "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" TV spot. His armor has an interesting connection to Wakanda, since the nation’s prosperity and security is largely owed to it being the only place on the planet where vibranium, a virtually indestructible metal, can be mined.
In the upcoming conflict with Namor from the underwater nation of Talocan, Wakanda may not be able to rely on its usual built-in advantage of vibranium weapons, technology, and armor. While Shuri’s observation of him being “covered” in vibranium is an exaggeration, Namor does have a high level of invulnerability, even without the use of the precious metal.
Namor’s on-screen ensemble shows a lot of skin, but ultimately stays true to his traditional costume design. The character has undergone a few changes in the MCU, with Mexican actor Tenoch Huerta bringing his own Mayan heritage to the role and inspiring the renaming of Atlantis to Talocan — an otherworldly paradise in Aztec mythology.
Overall, the movie will stay faithful to most aspects of the character in Marvel comic books — Heurta has confirmed that Namor will be a mutant, and director Ryan Coogler refused to tone down Namor’s “weirdness” for moviegoers. Where Namor got the vibranium is open to speculation until "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" arrives in theaters on November 11, 2022.