Michael B. Jordan praises the official title of the Marvel sequel, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Jordan joined the MCU for 2018’s Black Panther, playing the deadly Erik Killmonger. He faced T’Challa of Chadwick Boseman for the film, and their motivations identifiable made him one of the best villains so far.
Tragically, Killmonger died at the end of Black Panther, and Jordan recently questioned a possible return in the sequel. Black Panther 2 has yet to begin filming but is expected to do so in the coming months.
This week, the sequel received its official title: Wakanda Forever. For many, it is an appropriate name for a film that is expected to pay tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman, who became a cultural icon after his solo film.
Michael B. Jordan thanks Marvel for honoring Chadwick Boseman
Boseman passed away last August after a years-long battle with colon cancer. His co-star Lupita Nyong’o recently spoke about how the sequel has been reshaped to respect the loss of the actor with writer-director Ryan Coogler taking great care to honor his memory and legacy.
On the day Marvel announced the sequel’s title, Michael B. Jordan was talking to Variety about his new movie, No Regrets. The interviewer broke the news about the title, and the actor was clearly pleased with the decision. He said:
“I like that … Marvel does an excellent and amazing job and the characters are amazing. We all took a hit with the loss of Chadwick so for them trying to figure out how to move on, I know it’s not an easy thing to do.” the actor said.