Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Semi-romantic plot between Shuri (Letitia Wright) and Namor (Tenoch Huerta), according to editor Michael P. Shawver, though that plot was eventually removed. In an interview with Newsweek (Across direct) Schauffer explained that a romance was discussed ahead of time before a decision was made against it, and those more romantic elements — which were said to have been filmed — ended up being cut from the final cut.
“I think the really interesting thing is that there were some connections that were there…and at some point in the beginning of the cut we discussed like, ‘Hey, should we just leave it there?'” Do we just put it there? Let’s just add some complexity to the relationship,” Schöffer said.
He also explained that it’s important to pay attention to how that romance will play out in terms of Shuri – specifically, the difference between a “flirtatious” character and being a leader.
“But then you have to watch out for portraying, say, Shuri flirting to get what she wants rather than being a diplomatic leader and becoming the leader she needs, who she’ll eventually get to,” he added.
In the end, the film chooses to focus on the idea that both Namor and Shuri have shared trauma, which gives them a connection to build a friendship and alliance with.
So, what we focused on at the end was Namor’s statement where he said, ‘Only the hardest-hit people can be truly great leaders,’ and that plants the seed of shared trauma that I finally realized. [of the film], “He said.” But this is basically them, they are trying to lead and be the leader of their countries with all this pain, carrying this heavy heart. “
Tenoch Huerta shoots the romance between Namor and Shuri
While an early version of the movie may have shown a romance between Namor and Shuri, Huerta himself shot down the notion that there was anything romantic between the characters. The actor told Rolling Stone that the bond between the two is a more than human and intimate moment as the two connect about their shared experience facing the threat of the Western world.
“I don’t feel it was a romantic touch [between them]”I think it was an intimate, human touch,” said Huerta. “I mean in the history of their two kingdoms, the history of their people, they share the same root, and the threat comes from the same place for both of them, for the same reason. They both face threats from western countries like the US and France in the story, because of vibranium and resources.” Naturalism. I think they communicate in that aspect.”
He also added that it was not their intention to romanticize Namor and Shuri and went on to talk about how a relationship between a man and a woman does not always have to lead to romantic love.
“I mean, when you meet someone and you have a good relationship, whether that person is your gender or not, you always have this ambiguous relationship, it’s normal. It’s human. So, I think it happened to both of them. If this can develop into Romantic relationship or not? I don’t know. It was not our intention. It could happen or not,” he said. “The beautiful part about this relationship is that it doesn’t have to be romantic in order to be deep. You don’t have to be romantic in order to be beautiful and bright and intimate. And this connection between a man and a woman on different levels is not like that.” You know because I hate romantic love, I think it’s poison. [Laughs]. These characters create something… I don’t know. It was charming, but not necessarily romantic.”
Will there be a Namor movie?
While fans have already started clamoring for a solo movie for Namor, it turns out that getting such a project isn’t exactly so easy. The live-action movie rights to Namor are tied to Universal Pictures, so much so that the arrangement with Universal even had an effect on how Namor would be used in the movie. Wakanda forevermarketing. Namor has the potential to return to the MCU, but there are plenty of hurdles in the way of a Namor solo movie.
“It affects us more honestly, not so much talking outside of school, but more in how we market the movie than in how it’s used in the movie,” said Marvel producer Nate Moore. “There weren’t things we couldn’t do from a character perspective for him, which is good because obviously we took a lot of inspiration from the source material, but also made some big changes to really anchor him in that world in the fact that publishing never really worked out, I’d argue.” Significantly “.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever It is currently playing exclusively in theaters.