Despite his apparent death in Black Panther, there have been persistent rumors Michael B. Jordan will return for Black Panther 2 since Angela Bassett’s husband, Courtney B. Vance, said as such in January.
And while rumors abound that writer and director Ryan Coogler plans to bring back Killmonger in Black Panther 2, possibly in the Ancestral Plane where T’Challa communicates with his ancestors, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has confirmed that is not the case.
“Pure rumor,” Feige stated to BET. Ouch. “The honest answer to that is that is pure rumor and speculation, because Mr. Coogler is just only in recent weeks sitting down at his keyboard and beginning to outline the movie. It’s early, so nothing is set yet in any way that far, because Mr. Coogler is sitting down and will share it with Nate Moore and myself in coming weeks.”
He went on to add that so far, nothing is on the table because Coogler has not yet even put the pen to paper for the story of Black Panther 2.
These rumors have been going around for a while, even perpetuated by the stars of the film. Danai Gurira and Kilmmonger actor Michael B. Jordan jokingly talked about it with Variety earlier this year.
“Killmonger comes back,” Gurira said with a laugh, prompting Jordan to get in on the fun.
“You did it now,” he added. Maybe we’ll see more of Killmonger in Black Panther 2, depending on what Coogler decides to do with the story.
The upcoming film does not yet have a release date.