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Michael B. Jordan would love to return as Erik Killmonger

The future of the Black Panther in theaters remains elusive after the death of Chadwick Boseman last year. Marvel is committed to honoring the actor, so beloved by MCU fans, deciding that he won’t put another actor in the role of T’Challa and recreate Boseman through visual effects. This has led many to wonder what the future of Black Panther will be and what other characters could play the role, with hunches ranging from Shuri, M’Baku and even Erik Killmonger.

In an interview with People, Killmonger performer Michael B. Jordan commented on his friend’s death and his feelings about the Marvel Studios (ComicBookMovie) franchise:

“It’s something that is close to my heart, something very dear for many obvious reasons. I have had a very difficult year losing a loved one. And what that means for this franchise is devastating.

Michael B. Jordan as Killmonger and Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa in Black Panther

The actor went on to talk about his experience in the first film and discuss the possibility of returning to the role of Killmonger in Black Panther 2:

“But being in this world in a character that I loved to play, and working with Ryan Coogler and all of that good stuff, it’s family. We raised a family there. So being able to come back to this world is something that I think will always be a possibility in a way.

Killmonger could return in the Black Panther sequel, even with possible redemption. Even his death in the first movie wouldn’t stop him from returning, as other characters in the MCU have died and have returned before. Previous rumors already pointed to the character’s possible return in the second film, and now the actor has made it clear that he will be open to it. However, that is unconfirmed, and it’s too early to know what the future of Black Panther will be in theaters, mainly because director Ryan Coogler is still rewriting the film’s script.

Black Panther 2 is slated for release in July 2022 in theaters.

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