Black Panther's infamous villain gets a backstory.
Killmonger became of the best super-villains to ever appear on screen in this year's Black Panther. Played by Michael B. Jordan, Killmonger's story was heavily reimagined for the Marvel film. The audience connected with the vengeful villain, and now Marvel is giving Killmonger his own mini-series. Bryan Edward Hill, who will handle the writing for the series, sat down with Vulture to speak about the upcoming comic.
"I wanted to explore the choices and the failures that lead a person to dedicate their life to revenge, and how that happens," stated Hill. "Because with Erik, I feel like it’s really a tragedy. It’s a story of a guy who was failed a lot by Wakanda in certain ways, by the people he met outside of Wakanda, by his own conscience in other ways, and I wanted to paint a portrait of that. Because to me the iconic fight between Erik Killmonger and T’Challa is tragic."
He continues on to hint at Killmonger's origin for the comic. "I can say that the events of the stories for the most part begin with Erik graduating from MIT," began Hill. "Like all stories, it begins with him having a fork in the road in front of him. He’s a young man who could have a successful and peaceful life if he could just put away his desire for revenge. In this case he’s really focused on [villain Ulysses] Klaw and the men that took him from Wakanda, and also punishing Wakanda itself for its failures." Killmonger drops this December.