28 Jan 2021 12:06 PM +00:00 UTC

Black Panther 2 Cast: Michael B. Jordan Eager to Play Killmonger Again

The development for Black Panther 2 has been at the center of discussion as fans wonder who could take on the mantle after the late Chadwick Boseman's untimely passing. There have been online discussions as to who should be the new Black Panther. One of the top candidates is Killmonger, whose actor is eager to get on the role.

In an interview with People, Michael B. Jordan was asked if is interested in returning to his character for the upcoming Black Panther 2. With no hesitation, the actor was very enthusiastic to reprise his role. Jordan said, "That's something that is very, very near and dear to my heart for a lot of obvious reasons."

Michael B. Jordan as Killmonger in Black Panther
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Jordan said that he is more than willing to reprise his role if he is asked. The passing of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman made the franchise's future is in an interesting state. The sequel is reportedly under development, with Ryan Coogler writing the script and preparing to direct the film.

It was previously confirmed that Boseman's character will not be replaced with a CGI double or recast with a new actor. Actress Angela Bassett who played Ramonda, the mother of T'Challa stated that the late actor was simply irreplaceable.

For Jordan, losing Boseman was hard but he still maintains a deep connection to the film. The news of the possible return of Killmonger despite his death at the end of the first movie, Shuri started trending on Twitter. Fans began to wonder who will be sitting on the throne of Wakanda.

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Shuri in Black Panther
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Many fans want to see Shuri who is the second in line to become the queen and the Black Panther. After all, the character in the comics spent her time as a monarch and Wakanda's protection.

Black Panther 2 is reportedly going to be released in theaters on July 8, 2022.

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