Michael B. Jordan plays Erik Killmonger in the much-anticipated Marvel film, Black Panther. I never knew much about his character… that is until I watched the new trailer that dropped Monday night. And oh boy, is he one bad man!
The final Black Panther trailer premiered last night during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. It opens with Ulysses Klaue telling Everett about the existence of T’Challa and him being Black Panther. It appears that Ulysses is one of the only people to have not only visited the village of Wakanda, but also seen Black Panther in the flesh.
Things don’t begin to heat up until Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) appears. He wants to kill Black Panther and take over Wakanda as king. “The world is going to start over. I’m gonna burn it all.” says Erik.
The sight of so many Black kings and queens IE Chad Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o and Angela Bassett (to name a few) did something to my spirit while watching this trailer. I remember walking out of the theatre feeling Black and proud after watching the horror movie, Get Out. I can only imagine how amazing I’ll feel after watching this film. And you know I can’t end this post without mentioning Michael B. Jordan’s chest, biceps and plain ol’ sexiness. That is reason-enough for me to buy a ticket and watch this film.
Actually, it is one of the reasons why will buy a ticket and watch this film. Black Panther premieres in theaters February 16th.