Michael B Jordan On The Second Chance Black Panther Gave Him After Fantastic Four

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Black Panther is only a few short weeks away from hitting the big screen across the world. Needless to say, it’s definitely an event long in the making for comic fans. The fervor has only intensified in the almost two years since Captan America: Civil War debut in 2016 with T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) as one of the bright spots of the film.

There is definitely a lot to look forward to in the film: Boseman’s T’Challa, the badass women of Wakanda, Ryan Coogler’s direction, and an amazing soundtrack. Another part of the film, we’re excited about is Michael B. Jordan as antagonist Erik Killmonger.

Jordan and Coogler’s partnership has yielded some amazing films, Fruitvale Station and Creed. So it was definitely not a surprise when Jordan was cast. It also, however, felt like a second chance for the comic book fan. As you remember, Jordan played Johnny Storm/Human Torch in the major box office failure Fan4stic.

In an interview with Comicbook.comJordan talked about rebounding from that mess to Black Panther. 

“I’m a geek, I love this world. I love being able to play in that fantastic kind of space, I looked at it kind of like it’s another shot and to get it right, to do it again. And especially with the team [cinematographer Rachel Morrison] again and Ryan, it’s just a very, very comfortable space for me. So it was the perfect space for me to take another risk like this, so it was no hesitation on that part.”

It definitely makes sense to be surrounded by friends after you got burned bad before. I can’t wait to see Jordan as Killmonger on the big screen.

Black Panther hits theatres on February 16th.

Bec Heim