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Wolverine was a big character in my upbringing: Michael B Jordan

The actor plays the villain Erik Killmonger in the upcoming Marvel film Black Panther

Published: 31st January 2018

Michael B Jordan says Wolverine played a huge role in his childhood. Jordan will soon be seen in Black Panther as villain Erik Killmonger — who has an agenda that challenges T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) for the throne.

“My initial exposure to the Marvel universe was pretty extensive. I grew up with Marvel comic books and was always a big fan. As a kid, I loved all of the graphic novels and cartoons; so I was very familiar with the universe coming into it as an actor,” he says. 

On his favourite character, he says, “Wolverine was a big character in my upbringing. Magneto was too. I always loved Magneto’s sensibility of doing whatever’s necessary to see change. But also understanding the humanity aspect of it as well. He kind of played both sides of the fence, which you don’t see very often. He just had a different philosophy than Charles Xavier.”

Black Panther is slated to release in India on February 16.

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