After Thor: Love and Thunder, the world will at last return to Wakanda on account of the impending Black Panther sequel. The long-anticipated film has gone through a lot of changes since its original conception, yet at any rate, one thing has without a doubt continued as before: Atlantis.

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While nothing has been confirmed by Marvel Studios themselves, bits of gossip have suggested the main villain will be Namor, the head of the notorious submerged city. The character was consistently a top famous pick from fans for whom the next villain in the franchise ought to be, so it wasn’t a surprise when those murmurs began emerging.

With respect to who may be playing the well-known anti-hero, apparently, Tenoch Huerta will have that honor. The entertainer has as of late been found in projects such as The Forever Purge and Narcos: Mexico.

In a new interview, the entertainer examined a few battles he has faced in recent work, while likewise uncovering an inquisitive reality: he learned Mayan for an impending role.

Facing Racism and Learning a New Language

In an interview with Vice, actor Tenoch Huerta confirmed that he has been learning the Mayan language for the role and went through months in Atlanta, GA filming the project in which he'll utilize the information.

The role being referred to is for the MCU's Namor, an anti-hero who is set to show up as the main villain in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The entertainer couldn't confirm the particulars of the project being referred to, something Marvel Studios themselves have additionally stayed silent on.

As big of a deal as joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe is, it hasn't been an easy journey. The entertainer uncovered that while Hollywood's acceptance of diversity might appear to be slow, those same discussions have just barely started in Mexico — accepting at least for a moment that they're occurring by any means.

As per Huerta, to get where he is currently, he "had to erase [his] linguistic identity to fit in:”

“I had to erase my linguistic identity to fit in the new world that I now (live)… If they don’t perceive you as part of them, they don’t accept you.”

Obviously, one more enormous issue in the business that frequently straightforwardly corresponds with racism is the propensity for just casing specific ethnicities into stereotypes.

In spite of that, Huerta affirmed how he "always make[s] a different version” of his character, regardless of whether it's under a similar stereotype:

“They need thieves, they need kidnappers, they need whores. So they call the brown-skinned people to make them. And we fit under that stereotype... they are always calling me to make the same character. It’s the bad guy—always. But I always make a different version. Because for me, it’s a person. I create a new personality, a new character each time.” 

The entertainer noticed that he "was lucky because, at the time [he] was ready [for acting], the world was ready for Latin actors:"

“I said, ‘yeah, I am ready now.’ Finally I am ready. It was lucky because at the same time I was ready, the world was ready for Latin actors… especially for actors like me. Because most of the Mexican actors who are in the U.S. are white, they are upper-class, they are fresas [Mexican slang for posh or bougie].”

One of the greatest Latino castings lately was Diego Luna in Star Wars: Rogue One. Besides the fact that the entertainer kept his articulation, there was no great explanation for why Cassian Andor was Mexican — he just was.

A recent report by the College of Mexico showed that perceptions of somebody's race are significantly impacted by class. Even third-party observers would wind up perceiving individuals as whiter if those being observed were thought to be high-educated.

Alice Krozer, who investigates socioeconomic disparity at the College of Mexico, added that "classism and racism are so intertwined, it’s difficult to say which one is predominant.”

Krozer likewise gave the extra context of how Mexico has been formed by the possibility that all Mexicans are a major race of blended Spanish and Indigenous blood — which stresses racial mixing and variety. So while those expectations might be great, many feel them to be deceitful "because it also has helped foster a blindness toward the existence of racism.”

Huerta has even helped to establish a group that pointed toward bringing issues to light about racism. The actor is determined to point a spotlight on the issue as he continues to make his mark in Hollywood:

“I don’t want to win this game. I don’t want to be a champion of this game. I want to destroy the fucking game.”

Determination of a New MCU Villain

It's great to see that the man potentially bringing Namor life put so much effort into the role. It shows his commitment to the character and wants to make him as real as could be expected.

There have been many rumors that the MCU's version of Atlantis will be founded on more Mayan roots than that of the comics. This positively gels well with Huerta learning the previously mentioned language.

Concerning the prejudice Huerta encounters in Mexico, it's always sad to be reminded of how rampant the toxic mindset is. Many are under the suspicion that the United States is the only place that deals with those issues, however, that couldn't possibly be more off-base.

Ideally, the entertainer's rumored role as Namor will assist Huerta with getting through any hindrances he is encountering in his profession while likewise placing him in a better place for his messages to be heard. All things considered, Huerta is without a doubt going to have a long future in the MCU and will presumably become known around the world.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hits cinemas on November 11.

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