Meaning of Namor’s Imperius Rex line in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been anticipated by thousands of viewers since its predecessor’s 2018 premiere to great acclaim. The blockbuster was hailed as a monumental moment in cinema and the film is now generally regarded as one of the MCU’s finest offerings.

Tragically, the first movie’s central star Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa) passed away from colon cancer in 2020 and fans feared the project would fall apart.

The sequel will continue the story and serve as a fitting tribute to Chadwick.

We are greeted by familiar faces, but a new character is also being introduced. Namor is the ruler of the underwater kingdom Talokan and he’s played by Tenoch Huerta.

His kingdom is at war against Wakanda, and they face off. He then delivers a curious bit if dialogue. So, let’s get the meaning of Namor’s Imperius Rex line explained.

Meaning of Namor’s Imperius Rex catchphrase explained

Namor unleashes all of his power on land during the final confrontation and fight between Shuri and Shuri. Shuri delivers the legendary “Wakanda forever” battle cry that we’ve heard in numerous MCU installments.

Namor on the other side booms out his words “Imperius Rex”.

Translated from Latin, the words translate as follows: “Empire King”This is used to communicate his high rank and status in the face possible defeat.

More importantly, on the other hand, those two words are also the character’s catchphrase in Marvel Comics, so the sequence pays homage to the source material.

Thor discovers the answers

ScreenRantAccording to reports, there was a Marvel Comics instance where Thor met Namor and asked him exactly what he meant when he said it. “Imperius Rex”.

“It means I’m going to feed your sorry Asgardian hide to the biggest sharks I can find,” the mutant replied in 2018’s Thor #1.

We can fast-forward to the context Wakanda forever. Shuri has her battle cry, and Namor will also have his. “Imperius Rex” sound menacing and, looking at the exchange with Thor in the comics, it’s clear this was the intention of the writers.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever | Official Trailer



Black Panther: Wakanda Forever | Official Trailer





‘It’s overwhelming in the best way possible’

Tenoch recently sat with RemezclaTo discuss the movie, we opened up about its representational potential.

“When you think that this could inspire some kids from Latin America, or from the Latin American community in the States, it’s overwhelming in the best way possible,”He elaborated.

“I hope these kids eventually, they are able to look at themselves in the mirror and see themselves and say, ‘I’m proud of who I am.’”

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has arrived in cinemas.

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