Black Panther 2 Rumor Reveals the Sequel’s Main Villain

By Russ Milheim Updated:
Black Panther 2 Wakanda Forever Characters

It’s been quite a long time since audiences have visited Wakanda. Thankfully, that wait is set to come to an end with this year’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Ryan Coogler's upcoming project will reunite characters such as Letitia Wright's Shuri and Winston Duke's M'Baku with fans across the world as a new threat emerges.

But what could possibly rise to stand against the vibranium-infused nation? Well, another hidden civilization much like their own mysterious country: Atlantis.

The underwater city is rumored to play a key part in the sequel, but it's something that still hasn’t been confirmed yet. This hasn’t kept other outlets from reporting on it, however, including news about casting for Atlantis’ leader: Tenoch Huerta’s Namor.

But just how big a role will the benevolent ruler have? Well, according to an industry insider, audiences should expect the anti-hero to have plenty of screen time.

Who Is the Villain of Black Panther 2?

Black Panther, Namor

Industry insider Charles Murphy of Murphy’s Multiverse has revealed that Namor, the leader of the underwater nation of Atlantis, will indeed be the “primary antagonist” of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

No further details were given. Tenoch Huerta is rumored to bring Namor to life in the sequel.

Black Panther 2 Gets Wet

Black Panther, Namor

When whispers of Namor’s role in the film first spread across the internet, many assumed it was for a villainous role. After all, the character has a long, storied past with Wakanda.

Needless to say, the two don’t get along. In fact, the underwater leader is infamous for having flooded T’Challa’s entire city in the comics. Could audiences see that come to pass here?

The cause of the whole conflict in the first place was recently rumored to be due to Dominque Thorne’s Riri Williams, aka Ironheart. An invention of hers is reportedly set to spark the conflict between the two nations; but what could that mystery item possibly be?

Maybe it's her new suit that is set to debut in the project, though it's hard to see why that would catch Namor's attention.

Fans will have to wait for more details until November 11, when Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hits theaters worldwide.

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Release Date
November 11, 2022
- About The Author: Russ Milheim
Russ Milheim is the Industry Relations Coordinator at The Direct. On top of utilizing his expertise on the many corners of today’s entertainment to cover the latest news and theories, he establishes and maintains communication and relations between the outlet and the many studio and talent representatives.