Actor Tenoch Huerta has been fans’ new object of affection since Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hit theaters. The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) introduced the Mexican actor to its audiences as Namor, the king of the underwater nation Talokan. The wing-footed antagonist spent more than half of the movie in tiny swimming trunks, and no one is complaining. However, fans did complain about some alleged movie magic that made something disappear from the final cut.
Blavity previously reported on the outrage that some felt when they noticed a size difference in the bulge in Huerta’s shorts during the film versus the trailer.
The official trailer was released on Oct.3, and the obvious reduction had people wondering what happened to his fish stick?
A tweet from @Belovasoup created a firestorm: “GIVE NAMOR HIS PENIS BACK.”
The conversation around the edits included thoughts about double standards, costume choice fails and even prayers for the interns who had to minimize the actor’s member frame by frame.
The reasoning behind the edits was just speculation — until now. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Huerta weighed in on the missing weight in his speedos.
“The only thing I can say is: the original was the photo on the right. Without [the bulge]! That’s original,” the actor revealed.