Why Namor Says Imperius Rex And What It Means

Warning! Contains SPOILERS Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever introduces Namor the Sub-Mariner to the MCU, including his classic catchphrase “Imperius Rex!” Played by Tenoch Huerta, Namor debuts as the ruler of the undersea kingdom Talokan and is believed to be the incarnation of the god K’uk’ulkan. Namor leads Talokan to war against the nation of Wakanda after their refusal to from an alliance to conquer the world. The culminates in a final reckoning between Namor and Shuri, the MCU’s new Black Panther.
While their forces wage war in the ocean, Shuri and Namor face off on land …