A hero needs an equally powerful villain. It’s been no secret that despite their popularity, the Marvel Studios films have not always had the most engaging foes for its heroes, but there have been a few standouts, the most famous being Tom Hiddleston’s Loki. Michael B. Jordan, who takes on Chadwick Boseman‘s ‘Black Panther’ in just months, hopes that his role as Erik Killmonger will be another hit, instead of a miss.
“You see performances as an actor, and as a fan – you look at Heath Ledger’s performance, say, in The Dark Knight, and it’s like, “Wow”. I want to try to get something like that. You want Michael Fassbender’s Magneto. Just trying to find my place amongst those roles, and strive for that, even if I don’t make it”.
Ledger’s performance was the only time an actor has won an Academy Award for a superhero movie, although sadly he was honored after his passing. It certainly seems as though Jordan has lofty aspirations for his character. We’ll have to wait until mid-February to see how he does.
Jordan was, of course, already part of one comic book movie, albeit not one that was acclaimed in any way– Fox’s ‘Fantastic Four’, in which he played Johnny Storm. Though the movie was panned, Jordan’s performance was considered to be fine.
Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father,
the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African
nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful
old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he
is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world
at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and
release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his
people and their way of life.
Directed by Ryan Coogler, with a screenplay by Coogler and Joe Robert Cole, ‘Black Panther’ stars Chadwick Boseman, Angela Bassett, Winston Duke, Martin Freeman, Danai Gurira, Michael B. Jordan, Daniel Kaluuya, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Forest Whitaker and Letitia Wright. The film hits theaters on February 16, 2018.
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