Michael B. Jordan’s character for BLACK PANTHER is definitely a villain, and that apparently means he won’t be smiling anytime soon.
We’re going to get to see another side of Michael B. Jordan when he takes on the role of Erik KIllmonger, the villain for Marvel’s upcoming Black Panther movie. At last week’s Marvel panel, the cast of Black Panther appeared on stage, which included The Walking Dead‘s Danai Gurira and Queen of Katwe‘s Lupita Nyong’o.
This will be Jordan’s foray onto the dark side of a character, playing a villain, but given his talent, it shouldn’t be hard for him to do. Michael B. Jordan has already been involved in a couple of critically acclaimed movie roles with 2013’s Fruitvale Station and last year’s Creed. Plus, he’s no stranger to the Marvel Universe playing the role of Johnny “The Torch” Storm in the 2015 remake of Fantastic Four. But this film, under the direction of Ryan Coogler, who directed Jordan in both Fruitvale Station and Creed, seems to be more promising than the F4 remake.
When talking to MTV’s Josh Horowitz, he said this:
“It was always something I wanted to do, to play something completely different than any other character I’ve played before,” he added. “Under the right circumstances, this being it, I feel safe to take those risks, to take those chances — and that’s what I’m about to do.”
Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as the title character and is expected for release on July 6, 2018.