Black Panther is shaping up to be one of the most interesting films that Marvel Studios will ever release. The film has a unique and great lineup of villains which has quickly emerged as one of its more exciting aspects.
The film has Andy Serkis (War For The Planet Of The Apes) reprising his role from Avengers: Age of Ultron as Uddyse Claw and Winston Duke (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) as M’Baku, better known as Man-Ape. The main villain will be Erik Killmonger portrayed by Michael B. Jordan (Creed).
Killmonger is known as one of the most iconic Black Panther villains from the comic books. He is a man that is not only a contender for the throne of Wakanda, but who also believes he would make a better king than T’Challa ever could.While speaking with EW about Black Panther this past weekend following Marvel’s presentation for the film at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Jordan teased what Killmonger’s dynamic with T’Challa will be like:
“Me and T’Challa have two totally different approaches to the throne as well and you see those two opposing sides clash. So you can call it a Magneto/Professor X type of chemistry. That’s all I can give away.”
So the relationship between T’Challa and Erik Killmonger in the movie will apparently be very reminiscent of Professor X and Magneto’s from the X-Men comics and films.
X-Men fans know that the main disagreement between Magneto and Professor X is the way they view mutants. Magneto believes mutants should rise up against the humans, while Xavier thinks that they should live alongside them in peace.Perhaps Killmonger believes he knows better for how the nation should be run following the death of their king. We can expect something like that for sure.
Black Panther will arrive in theaters on February 16, 2018.
After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader. However, T’Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakanadan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.