A new rumor claims Michael B. Jordan will reprise his role as Erik Killmonger in Marvel Studios’ sequel to Black Panther.
Although Michael B. Jordan’s Erik Killmonger was killed during his confrontation with King T’Challa in Black Panther, the character proved popular enough that few would have complained if Marvel Studios’ found a way to bring him back for the sequel. Now, a rumor from Roger Wardell, who previously posted accurate Avengers: Endgame spoilers well-ahead of the film’s theatrical debut, claims Michael B. Jordan’s Erik Killmonger will return without Marvel Studios’ having to reverse the character’s death.
According to Wardell, Michael B. Jordan’s Erik Killmonger will continue to exist in the spiritual plane where T’Challa communicated with his deceased father in the first Black Panther. Furthermore, Wardell claims the Black Panther sequel will introduce the Queen Divine Justice, a character from the comics who is a princess secretly raised in America by a warrior of T’Challa posing as her grandmother.
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Black Panther 2 will likely start filming in late 2019 or early 2020. Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, and Lupita Nyong’o are expected to return for the sequel. The first two were recently seen as their respective characters in Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame.
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers:Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.
New ‘Dark Phoenix’ Character Posters Featuring Sophie Turner & More Revealed
New character posters for 20th Century Fox's next X-Men film Dark Phoenix feature Sophie Turner, Michael Fassbender and more.
This Summer, 20th Century Fox's X-Men series will take another shot at trying to adapt the classic Marvel Comics story "The Dark Phoenix Saga" by Chris Claremont. With Dark Phoenix's release date fast approaching, IGN has revealed new posters featuring Sophie Turner's Jean Grey, Michael Fassbender's Magneto and more characters from the movie.
You can check out the first character poster featuring Sophie Turner's Jean Grey below and click "Next" to scroll through the gallery.
Veteran X-Men producer Simon Kinberg makes his directorial debut with Dark Phoenix in addition to producing the film with Hutch Parker, Lauren Schuler Donner and Todd Hallowell. Dark Phoenix is expected to be Fox's final X-Men film featuring the core X-Men cast in the cinematic universe launched by director Bryan Singer in 2000 with the Disney-Fox merger now complete.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain. Here's the film's synopsis:
“This is the story of one of the X-Men’s most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic DARK PHOENIX. During a life-threatening rescue mission in space, Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all. Wrestling with this increasingly unstable power as well as her own personal demons, Jean spirals out of control, tearing the X-Men family apart and threatening to destroy the very fabric of our planet. The film is the most intense and emotional X-Men movie ever made. It is the culmination of 20 years of X-Men movies, as the family of mutants that we’ve come to know and love must face their most devastating enemy yet — one of their own.”
Dark Phoenix is set to hit theaters on June 7, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the X-Men.