[SPOILER] 3 Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Confusing Elements Explained

Namor Isn't the Black Panther 2 Villain; Who Is Going To Be The Villain Then?

Before reading the spoilers of Black Panther 2’s biggest moments and reveals, for the best experience, it could be good to make sure one sees the movie in its entirety in theaters first. It’s truly an epic story and one that deserves to be experienced in the best way possible

Namor is a Mutant… For Real

While Ms. Marvel’s Iman Vellani may have had a blast getting to say “mutation” on screen, Tenoch Huerta was able to one-up her: he’s a mutant. The word is spoken clear as day, making it a historic moment for the MCU.

However, when it comes to the details, those aren’t provided. The only explanation given regarding how Namor came to be is how his people also ate a special herb that gave them their abilities.


But Namor has more than a few other unique aspects, such as the wings on his feet, something the movie avoids explaining too much.

Past his X-Gene, the film also establishes how Namor takes his people’s secrecy very seriously—he’ll kill to keep it hidden. That begs the question, who’ll be the first new character to crossover with him next? Because it might not be a friendly moment.

It’s also revealed that both him and his people are hundreds and hundreds of years old.

Agent Ross’ Troublesome Ex-Wife

In a move almost nobody could have seen coming, it’s revealed that Martin Freeman’s Everett Ross was once married to none other than Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Val—yes, the shady government lady who was first seen on screen in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.


Val didn’t have much to do with the plot here, but she was responsible for reporting Ross’ involvement with the Wakandans, leading to his arrest.

For those hoping for a bigger role from her, sadly, this isn’t the place. Though this isn’t to any detriment; her involvement in the story is organic and makes perfect sense. In this particular story, Val didn’t need to be the focus.

Just having her as a small part of the story does plenty in building the foundation of her future in the MCU, namely that of 2024’s Thunderbolts.

Ironheart is Here… But She Can’t Keep the Suit

Wakanda Forever has the pleasure of introducing Dominque Thorne’s Riri Williams to the world, and she’s wonderful, to say the least.


Not much backstory is given to her character, but she plays a critical role in the plot: her genius has cracked the code for building a vibranium detector. This, naturally, puts her right into the crosshairs of several different parties.

It’s also revealed that one of the key aspects of Riri is how she’s dealing with the loss of her father. The two of them also used to bond over fixing cars, something she still does actively by the time Shuri and Okoye find her.

Of course, Riri is doing far more than just fixing up cars—she also makes her own Iron Man suits. While her Mark I is a little rocky, the Mark II she builds in Wakanda is sleek as hell and is made of Vibranium.

Sadly, by the end of the movie, she has to give the suit back to Shuri and Wakanda, leaving her to start back at the beginning when her Disney+ series, Ironheart, debuts next year.


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