According to sources close to Marvel, the studio chose the villain to continue the Black Panther . They will become Namor Submariner – a mutant, the king of Atlantis and one of the oldest Marvel characters. Insiders also note that the studio plans to invite Henry Golding ( “Insanely Rich Asians” ) to this role .
Namor made his comic book debut in 1939 and is actually the progenitor of the future Marvel superhero line. The son of a sea captain-man and a princess of the mythical underwater kingdom of Atlantis, he was originally presented as a villain and opponent of the US Army. He possessed superhuman strength, was able to breathe and move quickly underwater, and was also able to levitate along with other superhuman abilities.
In subsequent years, Nemor managed to be a hero, an antihero and a full-fledged villain. At various times, he collaborated with the Avengers, Fantastic Four, Invaders, Defenders, X-Men and Illuminati. The confrontation with the Black Panther also has a comic basis under it: using the power of the Phoenix, Namor flooded Wakanda, destroying most of the country and killing many Wakanders. After this, T’Chala and Namor remained enemies for a long time.
How exactly Nemor will fit into the plot of “Black Panther 2” is not reported. It is believed that he will try to seize power in Wakanda.
It is worth noting that the information provided, despite assurances about the reliability of the sources, is currently only a rumor that may be refuted in the future.
“Black Panther 2” is not in Marvel’s plans for the next two years, but the studio assured that work on the sequel is in full swing. Ryan Cougler will return as a director.