Wakanda Forever Figures Reveal New Look at Namor, Nakia's Underwater Armor
Hasbro has unveiled new Marvel Legends action figures for the upcoming Marvel Studios film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, offering a fresh look at Namor (Tenoch Huerta), as well as revealing Nakia's (Lupita Nyong'o) underwater armor.
On both Instagram and Twitter, Hasbro Pulse revealed the new Wakanda Forever figures, featuring Namor, Nakia and Okoye (Danai Gurira). The figures will be available for pre-order through Hasbro Pulse starting Monday, July 25 at 1 p.m. ET. Hasbro also revealed Wakanda Forever-themed Marvel Legends figures of Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and the villainous Attuma (Alex Livanalli), as well as comic book-based figures of a Hatut Zeraze member and Black Panther himself.
The sequel to 2018's Black Panther, Wakanda Forever is slated to release in theaters later this year on Friday, Nov. 11. Wakanda Forever will be the final entry in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Phase Five will then kick off with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumaniaon Feb. 17, 2023 and conclude with Thunderbolts on July 26, 2024. Marvel Studios' reboot of Fantastic Four will then kick off Phase Six on Nov. 8, 2024.
Wakanda Forever takes place following the death of King T'Challa/Black Panther, who was played in the MCU by the late Chadwick Boseman. A trailer for the film was released during Marvel Studios' Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic-Con 2022, showing the nation of Wakanda in a state of grief -- and on the precipice of a new conflict. The Black Panther sequel will mark a number of MCU debuts, including Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams/Ironheart and, of course, Huerta as Marvel's original mutant, Namor (also known as the Sub-Mariner). The trailer also teases a new Black Panther, with an established character presumably taking up the mantle.
"Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M'Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba), fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T'Challa's death," an official synopsis for Wakanda Forever reads. "As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Introducing Tenoch Huerta as Namor, king of a hidden undersea nation, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livanalli."
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premieres in theaters on Nov. 11. Source: Instagram; Twitter