Black Panther: Killmonger Role Took Michael B. Jordan 'to a Dark Place'

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Black Panther is going to be the first of three MCU films in 2018, with many interested in what the film will be bringing before Avengers: Infinity War. Many viewers loved Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa in Captain America: Civil War, so seeing him in the spotlight should be great. One character that also has the audience's interest is Michael B. Jordan's Killmonger, who will be opposing T'Challa in the film. It turns out playing the villain took a toll on Jordan, who described the experience in great detail.

Speaking to Empire, he claimed that the role took him to a "dark place."

"Honestly, I can't really go through all I went through to get into it because I want to keep that close to me. But it stuck with me afterwards."

While Jordan claims that the role will stick with him afterward, it wasn't all doom and gloom. He said that he had fun working with Boseman in the film, so that's good to hear.

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"Chadwick's a very talented dude. There's a lot of physical moments and action sequences throughout this film that cause us to really challenge ourselves, and also fall deeper into character."

Hearing about Jordan's struggle with the character does make the villain more interesting. The MCU has had its fair share of bad villains and it's too early to tell if Killmonger will break that trend.

Black Panther will hit theaters on February 16, 2018.


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