After Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Revealing the underground kingdom of Talokan, it can be seen that the Marvel cinematic universe (MCU) is still hiding many secret countries waiting for the right time and project to reveal. Wakanda himself, making his first appearance in the blockbuster Black Panther (2018), was once such a country when it was constantly closed and did not interact with the outside world to protect the land rich in the rare metal Vibranium.
Marvel Comics has no shortage of such kingdoms. And with just a little adjustment in terms of context or origin, Marvel Studios can completely bring those lands to the silver screen in the near future. It is these countries that will help them create more compelling storylines, tie together and expand their cinematic universe more, for example the way Talokan has added a layer of depth to the world of the MCU. So. Up until now, Marvel Studios has shown no sign of cooling down on the cinematic track, and there’s no reason why they shouldn’t bring the audience more lands and other secret countries.
If Marvel Studios has any intention of bringing the Inhumans into the MCU officially (apart from Black Bolt’s brief cameo in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness), it is likely that Attilan will also appear in their projects soon. This is the city where the Inhumans lived thousands of years ago and have been located in many different places on Earth, hovering between the clouds or even “migrating” to the moon. But wherever they were, the Inhumans kept Attilan’s existence hidden from mortals.
In the more modern Marvel storylines, Attilan is known as The Great Refuge for world leaders. The reason is that before that, the Fantastic Four group discovered this place and made it public to the world. That means, even without the Inhumans, Marvel Studios can still bring Attilan into the MCU through blockbusters. Fantastic Four – The project will open for phase 6, scheduled to premiere on February 14, 2025.
Bagalia is an island nation in the Marvel comics and is considered a paradise for villains. Baron Zemo is the head of this place, and projects like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, or even Thunderbolts, showing that Marvel Studios still has a lot of ideas to explore for Zemo. Later, in the comics, Taskmaster also joined the leadership team of Bagalia to work with Zemo to protect the secrecy of this place, helping to hide the world’s most powerful villains.
Taskmaster will be back in Thunderbolts, the blockbuster that will close the fifth phase of the MCU, is scheduled to premiere on July 26, 2024, as an anti-hero. Therefore, the possibility of Bagalia appearing on the big screen is still open. However, Marvel Studios has always been famous for changing the original flexibly. And it will not be surprising if Zemo is secretly running this island nation, and Taskmaster is the one who will discover and expose Bagalia’s existence. After experiences at Red Room in Black Widowit would be quite reasonable if Taskmaster had a desire to destroy another evil villain country.
Genosha is not a secret kingdom in the comics, but this could completely change in the MCU as a reasonable explanation for where the X-Men have been all this time. Similar to Wakanda, Genosha is also a fictional country, located in the northeast of Madagascar. Besides, this place is also particularly rich and developed, with people having a very high standard of living, like in Wakanda. However, Genosha has a darker color than other fantasy kingdoms in the Marvel universe and is completely full of materials to bring a story with depth in the future.
Genosha was built and developed based on the efforts of mutants – people who were captured and enslaved, and also exploited and taken advantage of because of their unique abilities. If Marvel Studios wants to find a way to integrate the X-Men into its cinematic universe in a reasonable way and not conflict with previous storylines, Genosha could be an option worth considering. The X-Men can completely be captured here and have no awareness of what has happened in the world. That’s also why they never participate in battles to protect the Earth, from threats like Loki, Ultron or Thanos. The story at Genosha will also bring a human message about the relationship between mutants and ordinary people in the Marvel universe.
Marvel Studios once mentioned an undersea kingdom in Avengers: Endgame makes many people think of Atlantis. However, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever confirmed that it was in fact the Talokan, led by the mutant Namor. However, Marvel Studios can still completely rely on the “teasing” details in End game to bring Krakoa to the big screen. This is actually a giant mutant, called Pacific Island. When the Avengers discovered the volcanoes under the sea, it was most likely the moment Krakoa was “born”, and its movement caught their attention.
One of the biggest problems Marvel Studios will face is the X-Men’s backstory, and Krakoa could be the answer they’re looking for. The first official MCU X-Men movie could completely let the mutants move to this island to investigate the existence of a giant mutant life form. What they don’t realize is that Krakoa is actually a living entity, acting as a giant home for all the other mutants in the world.
Latveria is a kingdom quite similar to Wakanda, an unreal country located on Earth in the Marvel Comics universe. It is not as well-hidden as Talokan or Attilan, but simply a silent country that does not like open exchanges. At the top of Latveria is Doctor Doom, a character who often straddles the line between the role of villain and anti-hero, depending on each event that Marvel exploits.
Before Marvel Studios confirms Doctor Doom will not be the villain in the blockbuster Fantastic Four, Latveria has always been seen as the next secret kingdom to reveal in the MCU. However, even so, there’s no reason why Doom and Latveria can’t appear in other projects, especially since the character will almost certainly be in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is not excluded that Doom wants his country to operate secretly so that it can accumulate enough forces before conducting plots to seize power in the world.
Source: ScreenRant, Marvel