It’s being reported that Black Panther 2’s villain is going to be a character from the comic called White Tiger. This rumour comes from Geekosity’s Mikey Sutton and he also adds that Narcos: Mexico actor Tenoch Huerta has possibly been cast in the role.
White Tiger is a pretty interesting Marvel Comics character. The character’s had multiple versions in the comics over the years. We’ve seen Hector Ayala, Kasper Cole, Angela del Toro and Ava Ayala all adopt the title of White Tiger.
However, according to Mikey Sutton, Black Panther 2 will see the Kasper Cole version of the character. He stole T’Challa’s costume in one of the Black Panther comics, and even made a deal with Killmonger to acquire a synthetic version of the magical herbs that give Black Panther his power.
Black Panther 2’s villain might be White Tiger
Here’s what Mikey Sutton revealed about Black Panther 2’s potential villain being White Tiger as played by Tencoh Huerta:
A source told me that Marvel Studios was discussing White Tiger to be the main foe for T’Challa prior to Chadwick Boseman’s passing.
In the comics, White Tiger is not a bad guy, especially in his original Latino incarnation as Hector Ayala. Another character, Kevin “Kasper” Cole, took the White Tiger identity in 2002.
Cole made his debut in Black Panther (Vol. 3) No. 50, stealing T’Challa’s costume and then making a deal with Killmonger to acquire a synthetic version of the herbs that provide Black Panther with his powers.
I do like the idea of this version of White Tiger being Black Panther 2’s main villain. It’s going to be interesting to see what Marvel decides to do with Black Panther 2 moving forward.
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