BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER Considered WWE's Damian Priest To Play Namor Or Attuma In The Sequel

It's been revealed that Marvel Studios eyed WWE Superstar Damian Priest to play either Namor the Sub-Mariner or Attuma in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever! Find out how close he came to the role here...

Many pro wrestlers have attempted to embark on acting careers over the years, but only a handful have found real success. Dwayne Johnson and John Cena immediately spring to mind, and it's now been revealed that current WWE Superstar Damian Priest was considered for the role of Namor in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

According to Fightful Select, Priest was approached for "a significant role" in the Marvel Studios sequel. Despite having relatively little in the way of acting experience beyond his work in WWE, he was approached to audition for both Talokan's King and his right-hand man, Attuma. 

It's unknown if Priest, whose real name is Luis Martinez, was ever given the chance to then try out for the role. Ultimately, Tenoch Huerta would join the movie's cast as Namor, while Alex Livinalli played Attuma.

We're guessing Namor's henchman was probably the role Priest had the best chance of landing, though WWE probably wouldn't have allowed him that much time off to work on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, anyway. He's been a huge part of the company in recent years, debuting on WWE's main roster last January. 

He'd later team up with El Muerto star and popular rapper Bad Bunny for a match at WrestleMania and is now a member of the heel stable, The Judgement Day. While he missed out on the Black Panther follow-up, perhaps he can look at joining Sony's Marvel Universe for a brief came in the Spider-Man spin-off?

While we know many of you might scoff at this professional wrestler joining the MCU, we're sure you'll agree he at least looks formidable enough to play Attuma! 

Oddly enough, Priest isn't the only wrestler who was eyed for the role of Marvel's Sub-Mariner. Once upon a time, there were rumours that The Rock was eyed to play the character when Universal Pictures was developing a movie in the 2000s.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is now playing in theaters.
 

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