Michael B. Jordan On BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER – “If Anybody Could Figure it Out, it’s Ryan Coogler and Kevin Feige”
Michael B. Jordan, who portrayed Killmonger in Marvel’s Black Panther recently spoke about the upcoming sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Jordan found out the title of the sequel during an interview on the Just for Variety podcast, and had this to say:
“Nice. A good ring to it, I like that, okay… I think that’s great. Marvel does great work, amazing work, and their characters are awesome.”
Jordan moved on to talk about moving forward with the film without the late Chadwick Boseman who lost a battle to cancer in 2020. Jordan stated that if anyone can figure out how to move on without its star properly, it would be director Ryan Coogler and producer Kevin Feige:
“We all took a hit with the loss of Chadwick [Boseman], so for them trying to figure out how to move forward, I know it’s not an easy thing to do. So the fact that they settled on a title and figuring out the story, I think is truly incredible. If anybody could figure [it] out, [it’s] Ryan [Coogler, director] and Kevin Feige [Marvel Studios President] and their wonderful producers over there is going to figure out the way to do it.”
Its definitely intriguing to see how Marvel is planning to move forward without Boseman and to see who will be taking the role of Black Panther moving forward. For those of you who are predicting or wishing Jordan will return as Killmonger to take up the mantle, on the
Jess Cagle Show, he was asked, on a scale of one to ten, how likely it was he’d be reprising his role at some point, Jordan responded:
“I’ll go with a solid two… I didn’t want to go zero. Never say never. I can’t predict the future.”
It would definitely be a fan favorite decision to bring Killmonger back for the sequel, but although unlikely, Jordan said it best, “Never say never.”
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever arrives July 8, 2022.
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