According to reports, African Americans accounted for 36% of the ticket purchases, while Latinos contributed to 13% of the box office sales.

Not only did the all-star cast for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever feature some of the biggest Black actors in the world, but it also introduced a trio of Latino actors to the Marvel Universe named Tenoch Huerta (Namor), Alex Livinalli plays (Attuma) and Mabel Cadena (Namora). The presence of the Sub-Mariner and his two most trusted warriors illuminated the beauty of Aztec and Mayan culture, as well as the importance of Indigenous Latinos.

The film has also transcended the silver screen as Latinos throughout Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and stateside now have more of a reason to believe that the diverse casting choices are a prelude for what’s to come in phases four, five, and six of Marvel’s film production timeline. This would be a welcomed change because, as of now, Latino actors/actresses only make up 5.4% of leading roles in Hollywood productions. Murals dedicated to the Namor character have already begun to appear in various locations in Mexico. In a recent interview with ABC 7, Alex Livinalli and Mabel Cadena expressed their enthusiasm for providing the Latinx community with more representation in Wakanda Forever.