Michael B. Jordan’s comments come from his recent appearance on the Just For Variety podcast. While it doesn’t appear that Jordan will actually appear in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, he’s as excited for the project to come together. What’s more, he’s sure that Ryan Coogler and Kevin Feige’s combined forces will succeed in honoring Chadwick Boseman, while still continuing the blooming franchise. Despite Killmonger’s apparent death at the end of Black Panther, there are still fans out there who want to see Michael B. Jordan reprise his role sometime in the future. Additionally, there are other moviegoers who want to see the actor pivot to DC to play Superman. We’ll just have to see what comes next for the actor-director, as his starpower continues to grow.
It may be unfair to put this much weight on Coates’ script this early on — the final product isn’t due until December, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Given how deeply he’s considered these issues, though, I’d be surprised if Coates isn’t the person putting the most pressure on himself to find the right story to tell, one that centers this iteration of Clark Kent’s Blackness while still appealing to a mass audience. It will be years before his vision is realized, and first the project needs a director and a star — but we’ve been waiting 83 years for the day when Superman doesn’t have to be white. I can wait a little bit longer.
In between, we will be doing a scene where I have to cuddle my son because he’s upset, but in between takes, we are just goofing off. It was fun. They were very nice. It felt very welcoming. I mean, everybody on the set. The producers too were really nice to get to know. I had some really good conversations with them.