Black Panther 2: Who Is The Villain In Black Panther 2?

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is all set to release this year on 11th November 2022. 

In this sequel of the Black Panther franchise, Marvel fans are set to get a new surprise as this movie will feature a new supervillain – so who is the villain in Black Panther 2?

Who is the villain in Black Panther 2?

It is for sure that fans of the MCU are very hyped about the release of the newest Black Panther movie this year. As some sneak peeks reveal, Black Panther 2 will feature a new pretty complicated villain – about whom we will talk in detail in this article about who is the villain in Black Panther 2!! 

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Black Panther 2 Villain Will Be Deadly

The name of the newest addition in the Black Panther villain is Namor The Sub-Mariner. Who is Namor you may ask?

Namor is the ruler of Atlantis, who is the Marvel equivalent of DC’s Aquaman. One thing to notice is that Namor was essentially the inspiration of Aquaman.

However, unlike Aquaman, the human and mutant hybrid is nothing close to a hero, but a vicious anti-hero/ villain as portrayed by the comics.

Namor’s first appearance in the Marvel comics was back in 1939, in Marvel comics #1. Namor was created by Bill Everett and he’s been portrayed as both a villain and a hero in the comics.

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Namor’s full name is Namor McKenzie, which essentially means “the avenging son” and he’s also known by names like The Sub-Mariner and King Namor. Namor is a humanoid and has been a member of several superhero groups like X-Men, Illuminati, Avengers, Defenders, etc. 

Namor was born to a human father named Leonard McKenzie and Atlantis mother Princess Fen. Being a half-human- half Atlantean humanoid, Namor is stronger than any normal human or Atlantean. Namor has fought a number of vicious, strong beings and has remained unscathed due to his aquatic strength. 

Namor also has telepathic abilities which were inherited from his Atlantean heritage. In addition to all of this, Namor’s lifespan is also much longer than a normal human or Atlantean since he was born multiple decades ago and still showed no signs of aging. 

Namor, who is the villain in Black Panther 2, has always been in rivalry with Black Panther’s world in the comics. He has always been the antagonist in the rivalry, which began way back in the 2012 Avengers vs X-Men crossover movie. Namor had invaded Wakanda with an intention of killing every human, so only the humanoid mutants could rule the world, which had put the kingdom in massive distress. Since then, the rivalry between T’Challa and Namor began.


It seems that Namor McKenzie, who is the villain in Black Panther 2, is going to have a major comeback in the upcoming Black Panther Wakanda Forever movie. It is sure that the Marvel Universe fans are in for another wild ride with the entrance of the new villain in the franchise.


  • When is Black Panther 2 releasing?

Black Panther 2 is releasing this year on November 11th, 2022.

  • Is Namor inspired by Aquaman?

Contrary to the question, Aquaman was actually inspired by Namor.

  • Is Sub-Mariner and Namor the same?

Sub-Mariner is an alias of Namor McKenzie himself.

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