Michael B. Jordan can’t say much about the upcoming Black Panther sequel, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, even if fans won’t stop asking if they’ll see him in the movie.
While his character, Erik Killmonger, was apparently fatally wounded in the first film, fans have been speculating that the crafty character managed to survive. The 34-year-old was coy when the question was posed.
“If there’s anyone that’s going to figure it out, [Director Ryan Coogler] is going to figure it out,” Jordan told the Jemele Hill Is Unbothered podcast.
The Just Mercy star also revealed how Chadwick Boseman‘s death impacted the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The actor, who played T’Challa, aka Black Panther, died at age 43 last year after a years-long battle with colon cancer.
“Having a tragedy we are all dealing with, like losing Chadwick, I think Marvel, [Marvel President Kevin] Fiege, Ryan and everybody over there had to figure out what was next,” said Jordan. “I haven’t gotten the information, one way or another so I’m not sure. But, whatever it is, they’re the right people to figure it out.”
On the subject of grief, Jordan also opened up about his new Amazon movie Without Remorse, where he plays an elite Navy SEAL seeking to avenge the murder of his pregnant wife. The actor says his co-star, Lauren London, was still mourning rapper Nipsey Hussle, her boyfriend and father of their four-year-old child, when filming started. Jordan applauded London for channelling her grief into a standout performance.
“It was very emotional,” he said. “She was really transparent… She’s very talented and has so much to give.”
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