|Michael B. Jordan|
Honestly, everybody was laughing, they were yelling at the screen, you know what I'm saying? The gasps, the one-liners, everything was working so it was cool to see it with a normal audience -- not at a premiere, not at a press junket. They were really engaged and interacting with the film, so it was good to see. It is a little relaxing to know people are really liking the performance. [Playing the bad guy] was something I'd never really done before so I was anxious to see how it would play and if it worked... it felt good.
Despite the positive overall reception to Michael B. Jordan's performance as Erik Killmonger, and the Black Panther star's remarks to ET about relaxing now that the film has come out, we shouldn't get our hopes up about seeing the villain return in a future movie. The character very unmistakably dies in his last Black Panther scene, and the film appears to imply that it's a definitively final moment for him. That said, we shouldn't feel too sorry for his passing, as we still have Thanos (Josh Brolin) and The Black Order to deal with later this year when Avengers: Infinity War debuts.
If you haven't had a chance to see Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger yet, make sure to check out CinemaBlend's full review of Black Panther and see the movie for yourself! As for the rest of this year, T'Challa will rejoin the rest of the Avengers when Avengers: Infinity War premieres in theaters on May 4.