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‘Killmonger really plans his attacks and they are well thought out’: Michael B. Jordan is Dead Sure Erik Killmonger Can Beat Thanos

'Killmonger really plans his attacks and they are well thought out': Michael B. Jordan is Dead Sure Erik Killmonger Can Beat Thanos

Michael B. Jordan made his first MCU appearance in the 2018 Black Panther as Erik Killmonger. The cousin of king T’Challa, who was abandoned by T’Chaka, comes to Wakanda and challenges the king for the throne. Killmonger ends up dying in the movie, making it Jordan’s first and last appearance in MCU. However, the Creed star reprised his role in the Disney+ series What If…? With What If…? season 2 officially confirmed, there could be a possibility for him to come back in the next season of the show.

Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger
Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger

The 2018 Black Panther certainly stands out for many things. One of those things is also its villain. Erik Killmonger, the son of N’Jobu. N’Jobu was the prince of Wakanda, who was killed by Black Panther after he betrayed his kingdom. After finding out about his real home, Killmonger made it his purpose to take control of Wakanda.

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Erik Killmonger Would Have a Strategy to Take Down Thanos

The Marvel Cinematic Universe set up its first main villain from the first Avengers film. The studio continued to tease him in phase 1 and phase 2, before finally bringing him out in phase 3. Thanos had been planning to wipe out half of the universe.

Erik Killmonger and Thanos
Erik Killmonger and Thanos

Thanos took his time to get infinity stones and bring his plan into action. And he finally does it and defeats Earth’s mightiest heroes. However, Michael B. Jordan claims that his character Erik Killmonger would be ready with a strategy to take Thanos down.

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In his interview following the release of the 2018 Black Panther, Jordan said, “I think the one thing about Killmonger is he really plans his attacks, and they’re well thought out.” This fits well with Killmonger’s character in Black Panther.

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Erik Killmonger

Killmonger also had another purpose for taking over Wakanda. He wanted his kingdom to be the most powerful in the whole world and protect his people at any cost. “We already know that Erik’s willing to sacrifice himself for a greater good, so I don’t think he’s ever fearful of losing his life,” the Hardball actor said.

However, after his fate in the 2018 film, he would not have an opportunity to face Thanos. Although he may not have the opportunity on screen, he definitely defeated him as the best villain as he won the best villain at the MTV Movie and TV Awards 2018.

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Michael B. Jordan Would Reprise His Role If the Opportunity Arises

Prior to playing Killmonger in the MCU, Michael B. Jordan portrayed the Human Torch in the 2015 film, Fantastic Four. The reboot was not much of a pleasure for viewers and it was heavily criticized. However, when Jordan got the opportunity to join the MCU with Black Panther, it was like a dream come true for him.

Michael B. Jordan in Creed
Michael B. Jordan in Creed

I mean, at one point or another, being able to be in the Marvel Universe was like a dream come true,” the Chronicle star said. He also shared that although his journey has come to an end, he would love come back if the opportunity arises.

And to fans’ surprise, he did come back as Erik Killmonger. The Kin actor reprised his role in Marvel’s animated series, What If…? Not just series, he also has a surprise appearance in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which is playing in theatres worldwide.

Michael B. Jordan is set to star in the next film under the Creed franchise. His upcoming film Creed III is set to release on 3 March 2023.

Source: CNET

Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.