Black Panther is shaping up to be one of Marvel’s biggest releases, just ahead of Avengers: Infinity War (May 4th). People have been talking a lot about Michael B. Jordan’s character, Erik Killmonger, including the film’s director.
During a recent interview with Fandango, Ryan Coogler spoke about the character of Killmonger and what sets him apart from previous Marvel villains.
“I will say what makes him different–not from all Marvel villains, but I think a lot of Marvel villains–is that he has a real world sensibility to him,” he said. “I think it’s a benefit of having Mike as an actor, but he’s a character that I think will feel very familiar to audiences. I think Marvel has had villains who you can relate to, but I think even more than that, you feel like he’s of this world. He’s very grounded, I would say,” Coogler continued to explain.
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