The Marvel Cinematic Universe is expanding at an exponential rate. Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye, and Moon Knight have all introduced new MCU heroes and villains, while Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Spider-Man: No Way Home have both blown open Marvel’s multiverse. Now, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is expected to add to the MCU’s existing character lineup, with Riri Williams and Namor the Sub-Mariner rumored to appear.
Namor and Riri Williams aren’t the only major Marvel Comics characters set to make their MCU debuts in Wakanda Forever, according to a game-changing new MCU leak. In fact, the Black Panther sequel could introduce one of Marvel’s greatest villains to the MCU for the first time.
Plot summary of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever leaked
An alleged plot summary of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever leaked online earlier this week, claiming that none other than Doctor Doom will appear at the end of the film. Following the release of the leak, several well-known Marvel insiders have backed up the claim.
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As if that wasn’t enough, a new piece of alleged concept art has surfaced online, potentially giving fans their first look at Doom’s cameo in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. It shows a comic-accurate version of Doctor Doom standing before an unknown character.
Doctor Doom’s possible future in the MCU has yet to be addressed by Marvel, but concept art depicts him as a member of the Fantastic Four.
Is Doctor Doom coming to MCU?
Since Marvel announced that a Fantastic Four film was in the works, it has seemed only a matter of time before the team’s nemesis, Doctor Doom, made his MCU debut. Namor’s rumored appearance in Wakanda Forever suggests that the Black Panther sequel may deeper develop into the MCU’s global politics, making it appear to be a suitable film for Doom, the ruler of Latveria, to appear.
Aside from that, the MCU requires more powerful villains than Thanos capable of uniting the franchise’s heroes. The general opinion among fans right now is that Kang the Conqueror will fill that role.
However, much remains unknown about Marvel’s Kang plans, and it’s completely possible that the iconic comic book villain will end up being less important to the MCU’s future than fans have long assumed.
Dr Doom… and Mephisto? (Or is it Amora? Wasn't she married to Namor at some point?)
— Sunny Tyler (@SunnyTyler001) October 22, 2022
Pls be Doctor Doom
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— Strategy (@Strat3gyy) October 22, 2022
Fortunately, Doctor Doom is the type of villain capable of taking over the MCU if Kang’s arc ultimately takes a different path than fans expect. Even if he doesn’t end up being the MCU’s next Thanos, Doom has the potential to be a major antagonistic figure, especially with teams like the Fantastic Four and the X-Men expected to arrive at various points over the next few years.’
Taking this into consideration, as well as recent comments from several Marvel leakers, it appears that Doctor Doom will make an appearance in Wakanda Forever.