Michael B. Jordan leaves open the possibility to reprise the role of Erik Killmonger in Black Panther 2: ‘never say never’
Michael B. Jordan recently spoke about the possibility that he could slip back into the villainous role of Erik Killmonger for Black Panther 2.
Although Killmonger died at the end of Marvel’s 2018 hit Black Panther, it wouldn’t be unusual for a cartoon character like Jordan’s to be brought back to life.
A Black Panther sequel has already been confirmed, but in the wake of star Chadwick Boseman’s tragic death last year, it remains a mystery as to how the storyline and its heroic character King T’Challa will continue.
Michael B. Jordan revealed that he is unlikely to reprise his role as Erik Killmonger in Black Panther 2, but there is still a chase he could return to
Marvel has previously confirmed that it will not be rearranging Boseman’s role as T’Challa and has rejected the possibility of using a digital double.
During a performance at Jess Cagle’s Sirius XM radio show, Jordan was asked how likely fans would see him play Killmonger again on a scale of one to ten, with 10 being very likely, and one not at all.
‘I’m going with a solid two,’ said Jordan, 34, showing a laughing grin.
‘I didn’t want to become zero! Never say never. I cannot predict the future. Two sounds good, I think. ‘
Return Rating: ‘I’m going with a solid two,’ Jordan said when asked to rate the odds of playing Killmonger again on a scale of one to ten, with 10 being very likely and one not at all
Dishing: While appearing on Jess Cagle’s Sirius XM radio show, the actor also shared the few details he does know about the upcoming Black Panther 2
Ryan Coogler returns to write and direct the upcoming sequel.
The film is said to honor Chadwick Boseman and his role as T’Challa and explore the world of Wakanda.
Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett and Letitia Wright are all expected to return for the new film, set to hit theaters on July 8, 2022.
In the interview, Jordan went on to share the little details he does know about the upcoming Black Panther 2 movie, and that he believes writer and director Ryan Coggler will do Boseman and his character justice.
Not uncommon: Jordan’s Killmonger died at the end of Marvel’s 2018 hit Black Panther, but it wouldn’t be unusual for a cartoon character to be brought back to life
Moving Forward: Marvel has previously confirmed that it will not be rearranging Chadwick Boseman’s role as T’Challa, and has rejected the possibility of using a digital double.
“To be honest, I don’t know much at all,” Jordan said. “All I know is that they are developing a script that reflects many of the circumstances and tragedies we have faced over the past year.
“I know Ryan and Marvel will do their absolute best to develop the story in a way that makes everyone happy and satisfied and honors Chad and moves on with grace,” said the star.
Black Panther 2 is scheduled to start shooting in July 2021.
Sequel is coming: Black Panther 2 will start shooting in July 2021; The film is expected to honor Chadwick and his character respectfully