Marvel’s Black Panther lived up to all the hype it received when released. It shattered records and changed the game for more diversity for future films. Black Panther will now be out for home release very soon as there are many added bonus features. One of the features include director Ryan Coogler, as he reveals about what the fate of Eric Killmonger’s mother was:
“The idea was when you see those guys talking over the paperwork in the beginning of the film, they’re talking about a way to break her out of jail…the idea was they never got her out, and she passed away in prison, so Killmonger didn’t come up with a mom either.”
This opening scenes shows a different perspective towards Killmonger’s quest on his revenge. It goes to show why he wanted revenge against his uncle as it became very personal and why he claimed to believe he was the rightful throne. Killmonger had motives and one of them becomes much more clearer as Ryan Coogler explained.
This new revelation makes his line “Hey Auntie’ to T’Challa’s mother, much more chilling as he is looking for blood out of anger. He says this to the wife of the man who killed his father. T’Chaka was the one who Killmonger could look to, to blame for many things including, killing his father and letting his mother die. It was another clear motivation for wanting to claim his right to the throne, thus leading to him challenging T’Challa for it.
Killmonger is definitely considered to be one of the best villains Marvel has ever shown us. His motivations required more than the cliche “wanting to rule the world” but instead he had a tragic backstory that others could see why he did what he did. Micheal B. Jordan nailed the performance from start to finish and for Ryan Coogler to reveal to us about what happened to his mother, gives us more depth to his character.
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Black Panther will be out on Blu-ray May 15!
“Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African Nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that put the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.