Michael B Jordan Black Panther played the primary villain of the original movie, and his performance was universally well accepted. Although Michael B. Jordan’s character died at the end of 2018’s Black Panther, his return was always on the cards. Therefore, many wonders whether Michael B. Jordan will play Killmonger in Black Panther 2. If so How? As the questions, we will go over many searched topics about Michael B.
Who is Michael B Jordan Black Panther
Michael Bakari Jordan born in 1987 is an American actor, film producer, and film director. He is known for his film roles as shooting victim Oscar Grant in the drama Fruitvale Station (2013), boxer Adonis “Donnie” Creed in the Rocky sequel film Creed (2015), and Erik Killmonger in Black Panther (2018), all three of which were directed by Ryan Coogler.
Jordan’s television roles include Wallace in the HBO series The Wire (2002) and Vince Howard in the NBC drama series Friday Night Lights (2009–2011), and he also appeared on the soap opera All My Children (2003–2006). His other film performances include Red Tails (2012), Chronicle (2012), That Awkward Moment (2014), and Fantastic Four (2015), in which he played the Human Torch.
In 2020, Jordan was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine, as well as the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine. In 2020, The New York Times ranked him #15 in its list of the 25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century.
Could Michael B Jordan somehow return to the film Black Panther 2
Yes, there are one of three ways that Michael B. Jordan could return.
First, there’s the obvious route of a flashback. Appearing in the present day real world would be a bit more complicated, as he did seem fairly categorically dead at the end of the first movie, but Wakanda has been shown to have extremely advanced medical capabilities. So, It can be expected that Movie crew could come up with some sort of workable explanation if they decided that they needed him back in the game for some reason.
Second, there’s the ancestral plane that can be accessed by anyone who takes the heart-shaped herb. As a former Black Panther and a former King of Wakanda, Killmonger’s spirit would now presumably reside in that place. Which means that if someone was to take the herb to commune with the past kings (like T’Challa did to communicate with T’Chaka), they could commune with Killmonger. This is the one I’d put my money on.
And the third option is by resurrecting Killmonger in some form. Given how emotionally impactful his death scene was in Black Panther though, I doubt they’d go this route. At least not so soon.
If Black Panther is nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture, Shouldn’t he be nominated for best supporting actor?
It isn’t a necessary step. And, in fact, now that there are ten Best Pic nominees, it just isn’t possible for every single one of them to have a Best Actor nod. But there is a long history of these two not being connected. Lets just look at winners, to make the list shorter. Here is 20 years:
- Spotlight (2015) – Two supporting actor noms, but no wins.
- Argo (2012) – Best male supporting nom, but no win.
- Slumdog Millionaire (2008) – no noms.
- No Country for Old Men (2007) – best male supporting actor, who won.
- The Departed (2006) – Best male supporting nom, but no win.
- Crash (2005) – Best male supporting nom, but no win.
- Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003) – Gandalf won supporting
Does Michael B Jordan use steroids?
Most likely yes. Let me explain. Below is a picture comparing Michael presumably in his early 20s to a few years later during Creed.
Now what we can tell from this is that he has pretty good genetics, decent muscle insertions, well shaped pecs, wide shoulders and a pretty lean physique. In Creed on the right he is very well built I would say roughly 10–12% body fat at 6 foot and about 175lbs, looking at his genetics I believe he could have attained this naturally. Considering he would have had time and planning for a decent “peak week” so to speak, he could have run a good carb depletion, back loaded, replenished glycogen stores and maxed out his sodium intake before shooting these scenes. This would have made a massive difference to his appearance not to mention the lighting, make up, editting etc. This was definitely achievable naturally.
However in his role in Black Panther, things get a bit trickier.
We can see here that he has gained a fair amount of muscle mass, as well as fat (he isn’t as lean as he was in Creed) I would say hes closer to 15% body fat and about 190–195lbs. Comparing this this physique to the one in creed you can see that he has gained significant size in his traps, the curve ball here is that his delts actually look less developed than in creed, which threw my suspicion off. If he was on anabolics they would have blown up especially with the higher calories and body fat percentage. He could have just trained his traps alot more for the role compared to the Creed physique where he would have needed a more developed chest, shoulders and midsection.
I do believe that this physique could have been attained naturally as well. However when you have the funding and resources to get into shape for something as big as these 2 roles I don’t see why he would risk being under prepared and risk his job, his reputation and a boat load of money.
So my answer is these 2 physiques are attainable naturally, however I do believe he had a bit of chemical assistance. Possibly low dose of Test for 6–12 weeks, maybe anavar or winny for the hardness and fullness in Creed and Test and low dose Dbol for Black Panther (he does seem to be carrying a bit of water and his muscles appear a bit softer).