Given how big of a deal it was to see a black superhero in a big budget film, it made sense just how big Black Panther got. However, even apart from the political buzz, it was just a great movie, and a large part of that had to do with Erik Killmonger, played by Michael B. Jordan in the film. Very often in these movies, the villains are secondary to the hero, and while they may be somewhat sympathetic, at the end of the day, they are very clearly in the wrong. This wasn’t necessarily the case for Killmonger.
Sure, the dude was violent and bloodthirsty, but his overall plans weren’t completely bad. Wakanda had turned its back on the world, and countless people had suffered as a result. He was there to make up for that lost time and right the wrongs of the world. Though as great as he was, his time in the MCU was short-lived, as the character met his end at the film’s climax. But could he return? Never say never, and despite his demise, Jordan is fully willing to hop back into the character.
“I mean, I’m a fan, as you said, of Marvel, of comic books, everybody knows that. So I mean if there was ever an opportunity for me to come back and like join this universe and work with like Joe Russo, Kevin Feige, Victoria [Alonso], and everyone over there at Marvel, re-team with Ryan [Coogler] you know, of course I would.”
Should Killmonger return, there would definitely need to be some sort of explanation, as we very clearly saw him die once he pulled the knife from between his ribs. However, the world of the MCU is no stranger to dead people returning from the grave, so it’s always possible.
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