Michael B. Jordan’s Next Vampire Movie With Black Panther Director Might Be Influenced by 1 Vampire Anime After Latest Revelation

Michael B. Jordan's new vampire film with Ryan Coogler may be drawing inspiration from the beloved anime 'Hellsing'.

Michael B. Jordan’s Next Vampire Movie With Black Panther Director Might Be Influenced by 1 Vampire Anime After Latest Revelation

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  • Michael B. Jordan is reuniting with Ryan Coogler for an original vampire film.
  • The film is set to be a period thriller and reportedly contains many anime influences.
  • The film may be drawing inspiration from the beloved anime 'Hellsing'.
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Michael B. Jordan has become a bonafide actor, landing some fascinating roles in the 2010s. The actor made a mark in the underrated superhero film Chronicle and it was Fruitvale Station that landed him on many filmmakers’ radars in Hollywood. The film started a successful collaboration between Jordan and director Ryan Coogler.

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Ryan Coogler first worked with Michael B. Jordan in 2015's Fruitvale Station
Ryan Coogler first worked with Michael B. Jordan in 2015’s Fruitvale Station

The duo went on to do the hugely monumental Black Panther films in the MCU. Now, the duo is coming together yet again for a new vampire film which has now landed at Warner Bros. With the film reportedly to have anime influences, there is one such anime that fits the narrative of the film and what the duo are trying to accomplish.

New Michael B. Jordan-Ryan Coogler Film May be Inspired by Hellsing

Michael B. Jordan continued his collaboration with Ryan Coogler with 2018's Black Panther
Michael B. Jordan continued his collaboration with Ryan Coogler with 2018’s Black Panther

Michael B. Jordan is reuniting with Ryan Coogler for a new original film, described as a vampire feature. The film will be written and directed by Coogler and has now landed at Warner Bros as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. The outlet also released some interesting information about the premise of the film.

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THR further reported that the film will be a period thriller involving the undead, with a lot of anime influences. Jordan is a huge fan of Japanese anime and has also revealed its influences for the final fight in his directorial debut film Creed III. Judging from this premise of the untitled film, there is one anime that Jordan and Coogler might be taking inspiration from.

The beloved anime Hellsing has a similar theme and tone to Jordan’s upcoming film. The anime series based on the popular manga series written and illustrated by Kouta Hirano, chronicles the adventures of the members of the Hellsing organization who is sworn to protect England from vampires and other supernatural threats.

There is a resemblance between the storyline of the anime and what the film is trying to accomplish. The film is reported to start shooting this April in New Orleans. One has to wait for more official information about the film and what anime influences the duo managed to incorporate into the film.

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Michael B. Jordan Credits The Wire For Launching His Hollywood Career

Michael B. Jordan played Wallace in HBO's The Wire
Michael B. Jordan played Wallace in HBO’s The Wire

HBO’s The Wire remains one of the best TV shows ever made and one of Michael B. Jordan‘s early performances as a young actor. The actor reflected on his experiences making the show and how it impacted his career. In an appearance on The Steam Room Podcast, he credited the show for helping him get better opportunities in the industry.

Jordan claimed that he got to learn so much about the craft from talented actors in the show including Idris Elba, Wood Harris, Dominic West, J.D. Williams, and many others. He also pointed out how the show was supposed to be canceled in its early seasons but went on to go for many more seasons due to the love of the audience. He said,

“It was so much fun bro because at that time I was so young I didn’t really know what that show was going to be at the time. I was around so many talented veterans. You know Idris Elba was on there, Wood Harris. You had Dominic West, J.D. Williams, Andre Royo, Wendell Pierce, David Simon, you know there’s so many incredible actors that I got an opportunity at a young age to just learn from.

But for me honestly, throughout my career, it opened up so many other doors for me with other roles in other productions because they were such big fans of The Wire. So being such big fans of that show and that character really hit home with a lot of people, it definitely gave me a lot of opportunity with roles in the future.”

Jordan has grown tremendously as an actor over the years and has also ventured into directing with 2023’s Creed III. The actor is very passionate about the craft and fans are excited about what he has to offer with his future acting prospects.

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