Michael B. Jordan is one of the most sought after actors in Hollywood right now, from DC to streaming services, everyone is trying to get the actor under their studio. While Marvel succeeded in getting the actor to appear in Black Panther as Killmonger, his fate in the sequel is still up in the air. Even Michael is playing game with the media at this point in time with his cryptic answers/non-answers.
Killmonger was the main villain of the first Black Panther movie, some would even consider him an anti-hero. With a childhood spent wondering what the light above his house was to cooping with his father’s murder, Killmonger grew up in America as a soldier bent on killing anyone who did not believe in his ideology. The idea of using Wakanda‘s power to liberate all black people around the world puts him at odds with T’Challa and eventually results in his downfall.
Michael B. Jordan, with his physique, skills, and altruistic motives won over the hearts and minds of Marvel fans as Killmonger. While he did appear to have died in the first movie, there are fans hoping the actor will be brought back to play the role again, even more so now that a pioneering actor, Chadwick Boseman, is dead.
Michael B. Jordan Talks the Possibility of Playing Killmonger Again in Black Panther 2
After the unforeseen demise of Chadwick Boseman, there was widespread sorrow felt around the world. The actor was young, a family man who despite his illness was giving his all to entertain every one of his fans. It was heartbreaking seeking a true king die while he still had so much to give to the entertainment industry.
His demise also meant Black Panther was in a limbo as the actor played the titular character. But production on the movie has already begun with Ryan Coogler saying Chadwick would have wanted the team to continue honoring his memory by making the sequel. They have a massive task at hand and fans thing some of the burden would be lifted if Michael were to come back in to lessen the blow for the fans a little.
Michael B. Jordan has always stated he loved playing the character of Killmonger and he has a bond with Ryan Coogler, which was the reason for him agreeing to play the villain in the first place. So, it only seems logical to bring back the character, we have not seen him die outright and a place where Bucky can go into cryogenic sleep, a knife wound could be healed by Shuri.
Also, Black Panther is a comic book movie and no character ever dies in comic books. Fans would not even bat their eyes if Killmonger were to make a return to Wakanda. But in terms of concrete information about the reprisal, there are only speculations and vague answers at this point in time. Even Michael has participated in stoking the fire further with his non-answers.
Recently he was promoting Without Remorse, currently streaming on Prime Video, on SiriusXM when the return question was floated. On a scale of 1 to 10, the actor gave it a “solid 2,” he explained there is no way he can confirm of never returning to the franchise but as it stands right now, there is a little chance of making a comeback. But he did not dash hopes of millions of fans either.
“I know Ryan and Marvel are going to do the absolute best job at developing the story in a way that makes everybody happy and satisfied and honours Chad and moves forward with grace,” the actor explained. Whether he is returning to the franchise may be a mystery but “never say never. I can’t predict the future,” he said.
Later talking with Ali Plumb of BBC Radio 1 tried to be sneaky with Killmonger question, Michale B. Jordan said, “I don’t know what marvel has with this sleeve so I can’t let them down nor get them excited with any information that may or may not come out of my mouth that I may or may not have said and that’s all I can say if iI said anything at all.”
While it would be not plausable of bringing back Killmonger in Black Panther 2, no one in their right mind would not want Michael B. Jordan back in MCU franchise. The odds may be stacked against his return, us fans can hope of a glorious return for a beloved villain/anti-hero. For now you can enjoy Michael B. Jordan in Amazon Prime Video’s Without Remorse.
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