With Black Panther: Wakanda Forvever arriving on Disney+ this month, Marvel has been releasing some more behind-the-scenes looks at the movie. Just in, we have a new featurette spotlighting how the film figured out how they would make Tenoch Huerta’s Namor fly.
Check this out:
Langston Belton talks with Geoffrey Baumann, Visual Effects Supervisor for Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and Ryan Meinerding, Head of Visual Development for Marvel Studios, about the collaborative process of designing Namor’s wings and creating a realistic flight motion for Namor, which was inspired by both birds and professional athletes.
Any engineer or creature designer would tell you that Namor’s winged feet won’t really help him fly the way he does in the movie, but you have to hand it to the team for trying to find a realistic way for him to move, copying the movement of birds and even helicopters.
One designs aspect about the wings I also loved was that they made a kind of rattlesnake sound when they fluttered, so the ‘feather serpent god’ title makes a lot of sense.
So far, Namor is one of the most celebrated characters in Wakanda Forever, and a lot of fans are eager to see him back in future MCU films. We don’t know if he’ll get his own solo movie, but I would love for him to be a neutral party in whatever conflict is coming to the MCU down the line.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is now streaming on Disney+.