Huerta was asked about whether he thinks people will compare him to Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, and it would be really hard not to. We don’t see a lot of underwater kings, and to have two of them in upcoming films (“Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” will be released December 25, 2023) means comparison is inevitable. Huerta explained the difference:
“Namor is very different from Aquaman. Jason is a fantastic actor, and he’s great at making that character. These two characters are so different. Their motivations are the opposite. I mean, it’s an honor to be compared with different actors, but I think that, this time, people are going to find that we are speaking about different things.”
When he speaks about motivation, they are very different. In fact, Namor‘s motivation is more like another character in “Aquaman.” While Arthur Curry aka Aquaman is trying to protect the world on dry land, Orm (Patrick Wilson) is focused on the world under the sea. Namor is going up against the surface world, just as Orm does.