The bulges won't be bulging.
Namor, King of Atlantis, has finally been introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This has not only been an exciting addition to the incredibly popular media franchise due to Namor's rich history in the comics, but it also marked the first time that a character was officially brought into the MCU as a mutant. Moreover, actor Tenoch Huerta's portrayal of Namor has been largely praised by critics and audiences.
And yet, fans have been obsessing over an MCU theory that feels like the first of its kind: did Marvel Studios edit out Huerta's bulge in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever during his scenes as Namor?
One particular tweet went viral (with nearly 128,000 likes as of this writing) showing two side-by-side pictures of Namor in the Black Panther sequel. The picture on the left shows a bulge, whereas the picture on the right does not.
During an interview with People, Huerta set the record straight regarding the social media theory that Marvel edited out his bulge from Wakanda Forever. The actor reacted to the viral tweet, saying:
"The only thing that I can say is: the original was the photo in the right. Without [the bulge]! That's original."
"I mean, I'm not going to lie to people. Every man in the world, we have fragile masculinity, but not in that issue. I will say, the right one, the real one is the photo on the right."
It seems like Huerta is adamantly denying that he had a prominent bulge while filming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever that was then edited out in the final cut. In the meantime, one can be certain that MCU fans won't take his word for it and will keep speculating on social media for the foreseeable future.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is currently in theaters.
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