Black Panther (2018) – Erik Killmonger
The best villains always tend to drop packets of truth within their long-winded, “take over the world”-type monologues. While fans quickly grew fond of the late, great Chadwick Boseman’s portrayal of the T’Challa, it was another warrior who stole the show. Emerging as a long, lost cousin of the King, Killmonger bursts onto the scene in Wakanda and proceeds to cause havoc in the peaceful land.
Audiences gravitated towards Killmonger primarily due to the overwhelming coolness factor of actor Michael B. Jordan. Additionally, his motivations in seizing power of Wakanda weren’t completely off. Killmonger wanted to use Wakanda’s technological advances to help Black people all across the world. Digging into his back story during the early part of the film, it’s easy to see why Killmonger believes Wakanda should not sit idly by while his people are in need.
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