There's been a lot of talk within the Marvel community as to which character should end up becoming the official successor to the role of Black Panther now that T'Challa, played by the late Chadwick Boseman is out of the picture. For months, rumors claim that the battle for the Wakandan throne will go down to actors Letitia Wright and Winston Duke who are definitely logical choices to take over for Boseman.
One other name that has been heavily rumored to be a top contender for the part is Michael B. Jordan's villainous character Erik Killmonger, who could make his way back to the billion-dollar franchise after being killed off in the original Black Panther film. Jordan has been asked on more than one occasion regarding his alleged comeback in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever but he has never really given out a definitive answer, leaving a lot of people intrigued.
When asked for the nth time about the potential of Killmonger being revived in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to continue T'Challa's legacy, Jordan once again played coy about the idea and offered yet another cryptic answer. He MTV News: "I think it's a character and a world that I love so much, who knows? But as we all know Marvel has their plans and their things, who knows how things are going to shake out."
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Redemption arcs are no longer new in the MCU and Erik Killmonger will most certainly benefit from it. On the other hand, I feel like bringing him back out of convenience will cheapen his death in the first film. But of course, knowing Marvel Studios, I'm sure they'll come up with a pretty good and compelling story for the character should he actually return.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is currently scheduled for release in November 2022.