Michael B. Jordan has certainly left his mark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As Killmonger in the recent standalone Black Panther, he proved a great adversary for T’Challa. And as a villain, he’s received much praise for his performance, even recently beating out Infinity War’s Thanos for Best Villain at the MTV Movie and TV Awards.
Good villains are hard to come by, especially in the world of superhero movies. Too often have otherwise excellent films in the genre been weighed down by a weak antagonist who lacks anything more than a potent physical threat. Michael B. Jordan’s Killmonger is widely considered to be one of the best villain’s Marvel have so far brought to the big screen, however, so perhaps there will be a way for us to see him again. According to Jordan himself, when speaking to MTV, he is open to the idea.
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.
There is just one hitch though, Erik Stevens was presumed dead by the time the credits rolled on Black Panther, after we saw Michael B. Jordan’s antagonist collapse in a heap while overlooking the sun-kissed Wakanda. However, as it happens, an as-yet-unconfirmed rumour has suggested that Jordan could be in line for a return in Black Panther 2, while Ryan Coogler is also said to be eyeing Donald Glover, who has already appeared in the MCU as Aaron Davis in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Whether Michael’s wish of reviving Killmonger comes true or not, the actor can at least take comfort in his part in cementing Black Panther‘s critical success.