Michael B. Jordan leaves open the possibility of reprising role of Erik Killmonger in Black Panther 2: ‘Never say never’
Michael B. Jordan recently addressed the possibility that he would 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 comic-book character, like Jordan’s, to be brought back to life.
A Black Panther sequel has already been confirmed, but in the wake of the tragic death of star Chadwick Boseman last year, it remains a mystery as to how the storyline, and his heroic character King T’Challa, will move forward.
Michael B. Jordan revealed it’s unlikely he will reprise his role as Erik Killmonger in Black Panther 2, but that there is still a chase he could return
Marvel has previously confirmed it will not recast Boseman’s role as T’Challa, and has dismissed the possibility of using a digital double.
During an appearance on Jess Cagle’s Sirius XM radio show, Jordan was asked how likely it would be for fans to see him to play Killmonger again on a scale of one to 10, with 10 being very likely, and one not at all.
‘I’m gonna go with a solid two,’ Jordan, 34, said as he flashed a laughing grin.
‘I didn’t want to go zero! Never say never. I can’t predict the future. Two sounds good, I guess.’
Rating the return: ‘I’m gonna go with a solid two,’ Jordan said when asked to rate the chance he would play Killmonger again on a scale of one to 10, 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 is returning to write and direct the upcoming sequel.
It has been reported that the film will honor Chadwick Boseman and his portrayal as T’Challa as well as explore the world of Wakanda.
Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett and Letitia Wright are all expected to return for the new film, which is scheduled to hit theaters July 8, 2022.
In the interview, Jordan went on to share the little details he does know about the upcoming Black Panther 2 film, and that he’s confident writer and director Ryan Coggler will do Boseman and his character justice.
Not unusual: Jordan’s Killmonger died at the end of Marvel’s 2018 hit Black Panther, but it wouldn’t be unusual for a comic-book character to be brought back to life
Moving forward: Marvel has previously confirmed it will not recast Chadwick Boseman’s role as T’Challa, and has dismissed the possibility of using a digital double
‘I honestly don’t know much at all,’ Jordan said. ‘All I know is they’re developing a script that is a reflection of a lot of circumstances and tragedy that we had to deal with this past year.
‘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 honors Chad and moves forward with grace,’ said the star.
Black Panther 2 is slated to begin shooting in July 2021.
Sequel coming: Black Panther 2 is slated to begin shooting in July 2021; the film is expected to respectfully honor Chadwick and his character