The director of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Ryan Coogler, offers his opinion on how powerful Namor is compared to characters like Chris Hemsworth’s Thor. Following the commercial success of the first Black Panther in 2018, Coogler is back to direct the eagerly awaited sequel, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The movie, which concludes MCU Phase 4, depicts the nation of Wakanda reacting to the rise of a new power on the global stage while mourning the passing of Chadwick Boseman’s King T’Challa. Following Boseman’s tragic death in 2020, it is confirmed that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will introduce a new character who will take on the role of the Black Panther.

Many well-known actors, such as Letitia Wright’s Shuri, Danai Gurira’s Okoye, Lupita Nyong’o’s Nakia, Angela Bassett’s Ramonda, and Winston Duke’s M’Baku, return in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, but the film also features a number of brand-new characters. Tenoch Huerta’s Namor, who will play the main antagonist, makes one of the movie’s most notable debuts. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s marketing materials and trailers have already teased Namor’s comic-accurate appearance while also showcasing some of his amazing abilities, including the ability to fly.

Ryan Coogler, the director of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, talks about Namor’s strength compared to other MCU heroes in an interview with The director confirms that Namor is one of the most powerful characters in the MCU and that he rivals both Thor and Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk in terms of strength. See Coogler’s complete statement below:

“[There’s] no equal in terms of his capabilities, being able to breathe underwater and breathe at high altitudes and walk around on land. He’s incredibly strong, he’s as strong as Thor, and if he’s around enough water he can be as strong as the Hulk.”

What Namor’s Power Means For His Future In The MCU After Wakanda Forever

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Huerta has already stated that his character in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is more of an anti-hero than a traditional villain, suggesting that Namor may make a comeback in future MCU movies in a more heroic role. The Black Panther sequel might not be the last time he butts heads with the other MCU characters, despite the fact that he has the potential to develop into an important hero in the future due to his incredible strength. The future of Hemsworth’s Thor and Ruffalo’s Hulk is currently unknown, but given that Namor has equal raw power to both of them, a confrontation between the two seems more likely than not.

Namor has been revealed to be a mutant and serves as the antagonist in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. It’s also probable that Huerta’s hero will ultimately play a significant role in whatever mutant storylines are put into play in the years to come given how frequently mutant and X-Men teases have been appearing in the MCU lately. Coogler’s most recent remark strongly suggests Shuri, Okoye, Nakia, and the other people of Wakanda will still have their work cut out for them when it tends to come to battling Namor in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, even though Namor’s MCU future is still unknown.