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Profile of Tenoch Huerta, Namor in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

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Halima Zayan
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Tenoch Huerta has attracted attention thanks to his role in the Marvel film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. In the second Black Panther film, Huerta plays the antihero Namor.

Tenoch Huerta is not a new name in the film industry. But so far, the Mexican-born actor has existed in Spain and Latin America.

For those who want to know more about Namor in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, here’s a profile of Tenoch Huerta, summarized from various sources.

Profile of Tenoch Huerta

Tenoch Huerta Huerta was born on January 29, 1981 in Ecatepec de Morelos, Mexico. Huerta was enrolled in an acting course by his father, a film buff.

Huerta is of indigenous descent. His maternal great-grandmother was of Nahua descent, while his paternal great-grandmother was from the Purepecha tribe. But he never referred to himself as a native.

Tenoch Huerta’s career

Tenoch Huerta made his acting debut in 2006 by starring as a minor character in the film Asi Del Precipice. Huerta got a more important role in 2009 through the film Sin Nombre.

Then in 2015, Tenoch Huerta appeared as Carlos Mamami in the disaster survival biographical film The 33, Alejo in Camino. His name became known after playing in the Netflix series, Narcos: Mexico as Rafael Caro Quintero.

Tenoch Huerta was announced to be joining Black Panther: Wakanda Forever during the San Diego Comic-Con presentation in 2022. His character is the antihero, Namor.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Huerta lands a highly impactful role in this closing film of Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The Namor he plays is the King of Talokan, an ancient civilization of underwater dwellers, who calls him the feathered snake god K’uk’ulkan.

Namor decided to become involved in the surface world after T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) publicly revealed the existence of Wakanda at the end of the first film. As a result, Talokan is also under threat, leading Namor and his followers to take action to protect themselves.

Tenoch Huerta’s performance as Namor was no less ipressive than Shuri (Letitia Wright), who finally assumed duty as the Black Panther after T’Challa’s death. It’s only natural that Huerta left a strong impression on the hearts of Marvel movie fans.

If you’re curious how cool Tenoch Huera looks, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been broadcast in Indonesia since November 9, 2022.

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