Michael B. Jordan Says Playing Killmonger Took Him “To A Dark Place”

Michael B. Jordan will be making his debut as Erik Killmonger in the first Black Panther solo film on February 16, 2018, and the actor says he did a lot of preparing to get into character.

Jordan was mostly hush about his preparations, but according to Comic Book, the character took him “to a dark place.”

“Honestly, I can’t really go through all I went through to get into it because I want to keep that close to me. But it stuck with me afterward.”

Though playing Killmonger may have taken a toll on Jordan, he says he had a lot of fun working alongside Black Panther‘s lead Chadwick Boseman.

“Chadwick’s a very talented dude. There’s a lot of physical moments and action sequences throughout this film that causes us to really challenge ourselves, and also fall deeper into character.”

Although the cast of Black Panther is black, Jordan also spoke about the film’s diversity and believes that “it’s something that everybody can take something from.” Check out the full quote below.

“It’s an all-black cast for the most part and it’s set in Africa, but it’s universal in so many ways to everybody around the world, so I feel like it’s something that everybody can take something from.”

Below, check out the newly released TV Spot for the film which is sure to keep you on your toes!


You can catch Michael B. Jordan and the rest of the cast when Black Panther claws its way into theaters February 16, 2018!

Excited about the film? Let us know in the comments below!


Hi, I’m Fowsia! I’m a college student who is majoring in journalism. I’m from Nashville, Tennessee but currently live in San Diego. I’m an aspiring entertainment journalist and hope to work for a major entertainment outlet in the future. My favorite show is The Flash, and if you don’t like Iris West-Allen, we can’t be friends!

1 comment on “Michael B. Jordan Says Playing Killmonger Took Him “To A Dark Place”

  1. Pingback: Michael B. Jordan Strives To Have A Performance on Par With Heath Ledger’s Joker For Role As Erik Killmonger In ‘Black Panther’ – WE ARE GEEKS OF COLOR

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