Looks like Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is coming with a plethora of surprises that will have an impact on the path of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which we are going. From the introduction of Namor and the fellow Atlanteans to Dominique Thorn’s Ironheart and most importantly a brand new Black Panther, this movie has a lot to do. Now at the San Diego Comic-Con, it’s revealed that Aneka is also a part of the movie and if all the reports are true, she can prove to be a major plot point in this new MCU saga.
Who is Aneka?
In Marvel Comics, Aneka was a member of the Dora Milaje and she was asked by T’Challa to train the female warriors so that they can fight with the robots as the Doomwar was looming on their heads. The Doomwar is a major event in the comics that takes place between Wakanda and Doctor Doom’s kingdom Latveria.
According to the reports from SDCC 22, Michaela Coel is going to portray Aneka on screen. Earlier also there were several reports that the infamous Victor Von Doom is going to make his MCU appearance with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and now these reports help to pull the strings together as we can expect a crossover event soon in our MCU.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever may set up a different course in MCU:
The Doomwar story arc is a mini-comic series in Marvel which shows the war for power between Doctor Doom and T’Challa. In this series, T’Challa is not the Black Panther and instead, Shuri is living with that mantle. Now with Aneka appearing in the series, it can be expected that her story arc from the comics will find its way to the movie and we may watch Doctor Doom as the new big baddie in MCU.
In this post-Endgame era, we haven’t seen a villain which will cause a major impact on the vast timeline of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and based on Doom’s records from the comic books, he can be one. And another notable factor is also that Doctor Doom has connections with both Black Panther and Fantastic Four and according to the recent SDCC 22, MCU phase 6 will kick off with the much anticipated Fantastic Four movie so at this point there’s a massive chance that this theory may find its existence.
Speaking of Doctor Doom’s Appearance, either he will serve as the main antagonist of the movie and we may see him in small bits and pieces of scenes, or we might spot him in the post-credit scene of the movie in a similar way we were shown the glimpse of Thanos in the first Avengers movie.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is going to hit the theaters on November 11, 2022
Source: San Diego Comic-Con 2022