10. Ezekiel Stane
Typically associated with Iron Man, Ezekiel Stane is a unique villain who would work well in the Black Panther world. The son of Obadiah Stane, Jeff Bridge’s character from Iron Man, Zeke has been developing bio-weaponry and futuristic tech for criminal networks since he was a child. Created by Matt Fraction back in 2008, Zeke is an incredibly driven, selfish individual who doesn’t care if laws get in his way. Instead of being driven by a desire to kill Iron Man, he simply wants to make his tech seem obsolete in comparison.
Now that Wakanda’s place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is becoming more firm, regular people will soon discover how technologically advanced the country is. While some people will recognize it as a blessing for most of the world, it’s likely Zeke would see this as a direct challenge to his mental superiority and spring into action. As T’Challa has to worry about defending his home and keeping the outreach centers safe, there’s a big opportunity for Zeke to confront Shuri. One of the fan-favorite characters from Black Panther, Shuri’s role in the film would also increase if another genius, technology-based character was brought into the fold.