Ever since the appearance of Marvel’s famous character, The Black Panther, in the cinematic universe, this particular character has gained even more popularity than before. The reason as to why Black Panther was so famous back in the sixties is because he is the first Black Superhero in the mainstream comics and was set to have opened doors for further inclusion of diversity in the universe. But recently with the motion picture being out, the hype has freshened up all over again and people who weren’t entirely aware of this particular character got a breath of fresh air.
With contract still valid the next couple of years, we will be seeing more and more of Black Panther in the cinematic universe, so it is best that you bring yourself up to date with the history, character development, supporting characters and lastly, the villains that you will be seeing. This way you will have more context when you sit down to have a movie marathon or will have more insight about the movies made on Black Panther. With that being said, we will now be moving on to talk about a couple of villains of Black Panther that have made appearance in the comics and will have possible appearances in the future movies, so here is a list, check them out below.
Let’s start with the one that most of us are aware of i.e. Erik Killmonger. For people who have seen the Black Panther movie would know a bit about him. In the movie Erik Killmonger was played by Michael B. Jordan and he did a great job in doing the role justice.
Speaking of comic storyline, there is a lot of bad blood between both Erik Killmonger and Black Panther. Although a native of Wakanda, Killmonger was exiled from his homeland after a fateful incident that led to his father’s death. While living in Harlem, he was raised in a way that led to a lot of resentment towards people of Wakanda and T’Challa aka the future Black Panther. He makes an appearance in Wakanda to avenge his father and take over the thrown and considering the years of training he underwent on his own he was a great rival with all the adequate fighting skills as well as physical strength.
You know those characters that you have a love-hate relationship with? Man-ape is one of them and if you were to compare the relationship that Black Panther have with him it is quite similar to Batman and Jokers or Yin and Yang of sorts. A man of superior level of strength and powers, he strives to restore the primitive order in Wakanda, he forms a cult and over a period of years he keeps on trying to defeat T’Challa.
Despite the multiple attempts at trying to disrupt the peace and order, he is invited to Wakanda when T’Challa and Storm are getting married in the comic universe.
You may have heard of Klaw while reading or watching Avengers: Age of Ultron, although it was just a teaser of a character. He is considered to be one of the most feared and intimidating nemesis Black Panther has had so far. He is after Vibranium that is found in Wakanda so that he can carry out his evil plans of making lethal plans and in pursuing this particular endeavors he manages to kill T’Challa’s father although he also loses his right hand, but that doesn’t stop him as he shows up in future to come back for vibranium and to defeat black panther, all over again.