Michael B. Jordan recently spoke with Collider regarding his character, Erik Killmonger, in the upcoming Black Panther film.
Jordan views Killmonger as a “revolutionary” and says that he is someone “you…can root for,” more than just a villain. He did the majority of his own stunts for the film except for a jump from a 5-story building. He also said he didn’t interact much with the main cast to help him in his role as a villain and was even brought on later during filming for the same reason.
Jordan also says that Ryan Coogler, the director, “tells a story” in the action. This isn’t Jordan’s first time working with Coogler either. Jordan starred as Adonis Creed in Coogler’s Rocky spin-off, Creed.
Jordan is a veteran of superhero movies as well, starring in the 2015 Fantastic Four film, which tanked critically and financially. This is Jordan’s opportunity to star in a superhero movie that is likely to get incredibly high praise.
Black Panther hits theaters February 16, 2018.
Black Panther- After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.