If you think you may be rooting for Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) in Black Panther, recent comments by Daniel Kaluuya.
At Monday’s Black Panther press conference, he said, “That’s what’s amazing about this film: there’s no right or wrong. There’s just love. It’s also about grief… and what you decide in grief.”
On the nation of Wakanda, Chadwick Boseman added, “Wakanda is an unconquered nation that has not been tampered with. The idea of the next generation being smarter and better than you is a concept they would’ve evolved to. Even though (Shuri) is my younger sister, she benefits from whatever I have reached. You want your sons and daughters to be better than you were and that concept is a Wakandan concept.”
Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay.
Black Panther hits theaters in full on February 16.