Black Panther: Wakanda Forever brought Namor to the big screen, but Submariner didn’t come to life on its own. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has also brought members of the big screen to its undersea kingdom, giving the iconic hero and his people a new look and new assets. Now, artist Adi Granov is sharing with fans some of the concept art designs he’s created for the Namor Talokan warriors, including what Granov describes as a “tattooed moody warrior” as well as a female Talokanil with Mexican-inspired designs.
“Character design explorations for Wakanda Forever,” Granov wrote in the caption of an Instagram post which you can check out below. “My trip to Mexico inspired me greatly and I tried to do a kind of alternate reality version of the old designs as if they evolved by branching out hundreds of years ago.”
“Another Tolocan Concepts for Wakanda Forever,” Granoff wrote of the other design. “Not much to say about this, just a tattooed temperamental warrior.”
How important is Namor to fans?
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever makes some major changes to Namor with the movie’s character, played by Tenoch Huerta, not from Atlantis but from the Talokan, a world influenced by the rich mythology and history of Mesoamerican culture. Huerta has previously spoken about how important this representation is.
“It’s important that people see themselves in movies that way,” Huerta said. diverse. “It was made with a lot of respect for Mesoamerican culture, especially the Mayan culture. It’s almost everyone’s roots in Latin America. We have Native roots, black roots, we have some white roots, but it’s cool to be here representing this kind of film and I think Wakanda is even better.” place to photograph it.
Will there be a Namor movie?
Unfortunately, issues with movie rights stand in the way of Namor’s 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 we also made some big changes to really anchor him in that world in the fact that publishing never really landed, as I argue, in a big way.”
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever In theaters now.