There is little doubt that people hoped for N'Jadaka's return in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and although there were speculations, viewers were still in for a pleasant surprise when Michael B. Jordan had a cameo in the Marvel Cinematic Universe sequel. So how was Eric Killmonger's appearance in the film kept under wraps? Jordan admitted that it was "tough" to keep the secret.
Michael B. Jordan was recently a guest on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon where he addressed his cameo in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Interestingly, the Creed III star praised director Ryan Coogler for finding a way to bring back N'Jadaka while honoring the late Chadwick Boseman in the sequel.
"Ryan Coogler had such a tremendous task in front of him to evolve the script and the story in a way that still kind of honored Chadwick but move the franchise forward as well," Jordan said.
"So for me to be able to come back, and I really had to keep it under wraps, I had to grow my hair out. You know, I got the locks back in and stuff like that. And I’m traveling a lot of places, so I’ve got to wear a hat, a hoodie, fly private, which isn’t too bad of a thing. But being able to keep it under wraps was really a tough thing," he continued.
It may have been a lot of effort but it was certainly worth it as fans were genuinely shocked to see that Eric Killmonger was the one who greeted Shuri in the Ancestral Plane. Needless to say, it was a great way to bring back the character in a way that gave the story more depth.
Michael B. Jordan's latest project is Creed III, which also stars Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania's Jonathan Majors, Thor: Love and Thunder actor Tessa Thompson and Florian Munteanu, who played Razor Fist in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Sylvester Stallone, who appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, serves as a producer of the sequel. The film will premiere on March 3, 2023.