To stop Killmonger’s actions, Black Panther does not fight alone. In addition to being assisted by Dora Milaje’s bodyguards, he also works closely with CIA agents. The name is Everett K. Ross (Martin Freeman).
Btw, during an interview, Chadwick Boseman stated that Black Panther is a unique and fun character to play. T’Challa is a superhero who is also a king. So, he can not be reckless and arbitrarily kill criminals. He must always think about the effects and consequences of his actions on the people of Wakanda.
One of the funny things, the Black Panther costume, which looks cool, turns out to be a hassle for Boseman. He felt very tight wearing the tight costume. As a result, every time the filming breaks, the 40-year-old actor must have asked anyone who was nearby to help take off his mask.
Meanwhile, Michael B. Jordan stated, the villain he plays has a complex personality. Killmonger became evil because of the circumstances. Actually, deep in his heart, he felt lonely. The figure of Erik Stevens had to go through a gloomy childhood.
To play Killmonger, whose physique is big and intimidating, Michael B. Jordan admitted that he had to gain weight and go to the gym intensively. In addition, the man who was born on February 9, 1987 must grow his Afro hair quite long.
However, what’s interesting, to get the role as Killmonger, it turns out, Michael B. Jordan does not need to go through a complicated casting process. Director Ryan Coogler himself chose it. In fact, he was offered the role just over the phone!
That’s understandable. Because Ryan Coogler knew Michael B. Jordan well. Black Panther is the third film in which the two are involved together. Previously, they had worked together on Fruitvale Station (2013) and Creed (2015).
However, even so, different from the previous two films, where Jordan was the main character, in this Black Panther film, he only played a supporting role. Maybe, that’s because Marvel Studios has already chosen Chadwick Boseman as the main star.
Director Ryan Coogler did not join Marvel Studios when Chadwick Boseman made his debut as Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War. However, when interviewed, Coogler stated, Boseman is very suitable to play the king. In addition, Coogler also emphasized that if he could turn back time and replace him, he still would not swap the role of Boseman with Michael B. Jordan.
After being appointed as the director of this Black Panther film, Ryan Coogler was immediately hunting for his coveted stars. Who, on average, was black like himself. Besides Michael B. Jordan, there are also names such as Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Daniel Kaluuya, and Forest Whitaker.
Meanwhile, to show the face of the Kingdom of Wakanda, which is mysterious, but exotic, Ryan Coogler admits that it takes extra effort. However, fortunately, he has visited countries in Africa. So, the description of the location is inspired by the personal experience of the filmmaker who was born on May 23, 1986.