In the MCU Phase 5, it is revealed in Secret Invasion that a million shape-shifting Skrulls have infiltrated the planet without raising any alarms. This twist confirms Wakanda’s decision to keep its Vibranium reserves hidden from the outside world, as it would make the nation vulnerable to enemies who want to control its technology and resources.
Twist in MCU Phase 5 Wakanda’s Original Black Panther Fears
In the 2018 film Black Panther, it is established that Wakanda is the most technologically advanced nation in the MCU, thanks to its abundant Vibranium. However, the country chooses not to reveal its true capabilities to the outside world, leading others to believe that Wakanda is a poor African nation. This decision is justified as the Skrull invasion reveals that a large number of shape-shifters can go unnoticed on Earth. With Wakanda’s secrets now known, it is only a matter of time before enemies try to infiltrate the country.
Secret Invasion, a Disney+ series, features Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury as he returns to Earth to stop a Skrull invasion with the help of Maria Hill and Talos. The reveal that a million Skrulls are present on Earth completely changes the original Black Panther movie. Wakanda’s fear of revealing its Vibranium reserves is justified as a large group of shape-shifters could easily infiltrate the country to take control of the valuable resource.
Phase 5’s Skrull reveal puts Wakanda in even more danger because the nation has become more open to the outside world since the events of Black Panther. With Wakanda no longer as protected as it once was, it is likely that enemies will attempt to infiltrate the country in order to seize control of its Vibranium. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever shows that there are various players in the MCU interested in the nation’s resources. With a large number of Skrulls already on Earth, it is possible that enemies who can disguise themselves similarly will make their way into Wakanda.
In conclusion, the MCU’s Phase 5 twist in Secret Invasion confirms Wakanda’s decision to keep its Vibranium reserves hidden. The revelation that a million shape-shifting Skrulls have infiltrated the planet without raising alarms puts Wakanda in significant danger. As enemies interested in controlling its resources and technology may soon infiltrate the nation, Black Panther’s fears have been proven right.