Despite watching T’Challa disappear in a cloud of dust in Avengers: Infinity War, there has never been any doubt we will get a sequel to Black Panther. The movie was a cultural phenomenon, a critical hit, and a box office bonanza. This month it also became the first superhero movie ever to be nominated by the Academy Awards for Best Picture. But while there has never been a question of whether we will get a followup, we don’t know a lot about the film other than Ryan Coogler will return to write and direct the movie which could begin production in late 2019. However, at this year’s SAG Awards, where the movie took home the trophy for best ensemble, the cast seemed to give away what would be a monumental surprise – the return of Michael B. Jordan’s Erik Killmonger. On today’s Nerdist News, host Jessica Chobot look at the different ways it could happen and what each would mean for Black Panther 2.It seemed pretty clear Killmonger died at the end of Black Panther, but that has never prevented any comic book character, on the page or the silver screen, from coming back (Loki says hi – multiple times). And there are plausible, logical ways it could turn out Killmonger is still alive, especially when he might not have been capable of dying thanks to the heart-shaped herb. Plus there’s always the Ancestral Plane, which could see him return while still being dead.Maybe he’s hanging out there with T’Challa’s dust until they both come back for the sequel.But what do you think? Do you want Killmonger to come back? How would you like to see that happen? Tell us in the comments below.
Here’s How Killmonger Could Return in BLACK PANTHER 2
Jan 29 2019 • 3:13 PM
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