As it couldn’t be less in this world of blacks and whites, of opposite poles and of clashing fandoms —with how nice it is to be able to enjoy everything—, the premiere of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ has once again brought out the eternal underwater rivalry that Namor and Aquaman have always had, taking it this time from the comic to the big screen. Of course, sometimes, the comparisons honor one of the two parties.
Momoa vs. Huerta
This is the case of Tenoch Huerta, an actor who has given life to Marvel’s first mutant in the MCU movie, and Who has been compared to Jason Momoa?, responsible for donning the scale suit of Atlantean Arthur Curry in the late DC Extended Universe now led by James Gunn and Peter Safran. Huerta thus celebrated what he considers a compliment.
“I’m honored to be compared to that guy. He’s a wonderful actor and a fantastic human being. He’s a Hollywood star and they’re comparing me to him. It’s like ‘Oh my God! Mom! Mom! ‘They’re talking about me and Jason! That’s fantastic!’ He loves me.”
Furthermore, the interpreter has put Namor and Aquaman face to face, making it clear that, from his point of view, his aquatic origin is the only point in common between two totally different characters; although, yes, he believes that Namor would win in a fight between them.
“But, yeah, talking about the characters, I think they’re totally different. It’s like trying to compare Shazam and Superman or, I don’t know, Thanos and another villain because they’re villains, you know? For me there are two superheroes that come from the water and that’s it. One is Mayan, Mesoamerican, and the other is Atlantean, from a Greek myth, but they are different cultures, different backgrounds… even different powers. Aquaman can communicate with animals, with whales and all that, and Namor can’t.” .
Unfortunately, fans of the character and Huerta’s work will not be able to enjoy a solo adventure of the Submariner due to the complex dance of rights, which are currently in the hands of Universal Pictures and that they were loaned out promptly for ‘Wakanda Forever’ and future films, but always accompanied by other heroes and villains of the house.
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