Who in the World is Erik Killmonger in Marvel’s Upcoming Black Panther Film?

Erik Killmonger

Michael B. Jordan’s Erik Killmonger will take the world by storm when he debuts as the primary villain in Marvel’s upcoming Black Panther film.

We traveled down to Flashback: Comics in Woodbridge, Virginia to pick Troy-David Phillips’ brain to give us some insight on Marvel’s newest big screen villain.

Troy’s knowledge from the comics gives us an idea of what we can expect from Michael B. Jordan’s Erik Killmonger and exactly how he will come into conflict with Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther.


Needless to say Black Panther will be pushed to his limit by Erik Killmonger.

The advanced society of Wakanda and all that T’Challa has at his hands might not be enough to stop Erik Killmonger and his ruthless desire for vengeance against T’Challa and his entire family.

Will Black Panther have enough in order to stop Killmonger or will this be the first Marvel movie where the villain actually wins? Could it set the stage for T’Challa to return to Wakanda as an outcast who must reclaim the throne after Thanos launches his Infinity War? Or will T’Challa rebuff Killmonger’s revolution and bring the full resources of Wakanda to the fore when Thanos makes his move against Earth?

Black Panther’s Official Synopsis

T’Challa, 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.

Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue/Klaw, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Forest Whitakerr as Zuri, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Sterling K. Brown as N’Jobu, John Kani as King T’Chaki and Florence Kasumba as Ayo.

The revolution is live when Black Panther hits theaters on February 16, 2018.