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Watch: Michael B. Jordan Talks About Playing Black Panther Super Villain

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Wed, 07/27/2016 - 21:26

Comic-Con saw it announced that Michael B. Jordan is playing the super villain in the Marvel Studios Black Panther movie with Erik Killmonger, a character in the comics that's capable of going toe-to-toe and defeating T'Challa.

MTV caught up with Michael B. Jordan following the Marvel Studios panel and asked about getting the role questioning if there was any hesitance in not having the starring role. Jordan noted it was nothing about being the "alpha," (but since he recently starred in Creed and as a hero in Fantastic Four), the only thing that worried him was playing a bad guy.

"My only hesitation was playing a villain," Jordan offered. "It was always something that I’ve wanted to do -- to play something completely different than any other character that I’ve ever played before. And under the right circumstances, this being it, you know. I feel safe. I feel safe to take those risks. Take those chances. That’s what I’m about to do.”

Watch more in the video below.

Black Panther opens February 16, 2018 directed by Ryan Coogler starring Chadwick Boseman.

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