Michael B. Jordan

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Name: Michael B. Jordan
Also Known As: Michael Bakari Jordan
Occupation: Actor
Medium: Movies, Television
Works: Black Panther, Fantastic Four
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Michael B. Jordan is an American actor. He is known for his film role as main antagonist Erik Killmonger in Black Panther (2018) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He played Johnny Storm in the 2015 Fantastic Four film. His other roles include boxer Adonis Creed in the Rocky sequel film Creed, a lead in the film Chronicle, and a role on The Wire.

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In July 2013, Andrew Garfield suggested that Peter Parker could be bisexual and have a romance with a male MJ Watson in an Amazing Spider-Man film; he proposed that Jordan play the role.

[...] Garfield even has an actor in mind: “I’ve been obsessed with Michael B. Jordan since The Wire. He’s so charismatic and talented. It’d be even better—we’d have interracial bisexuality!” The star has clearly suggested a sexually flexible Spidey to his director, Marc Webb, as well. When EW later mentions the idea to Webb, the director says, “Michael B. Jordan, I know.” Oh, so he’s heard this too? “Uh, are you kidding?” --Andrew Garfield on Spider-Man's sexuality: 'Why can't he be gay?'

Michael B. Jordan responded:

Spider-Man‘s Andrew Garfield recently said that the superhero’s sexuality is open to interpretation, and he named you as someone he’d want to play his gay lover in the film, should Marc Webb choose to go that route.

No thoughts on that, but I am a fan of Andrew. He’s a talented actor, I admire his work, and I’d definitely love to work with him in the future. He’s a funny guy–he’s got a sense of humor and I love people that won’t take themselves too seriously all the time, so it’s cool for him to come out and say how he felt or joke around or whatever. It was fun, I laughed at it.

--Michael B. Jordan On Fruitvale Station, Spider-Man’s Sexuality, And Dancing With Zac Efron

Jordan's role as Erik "Killmonger" Stevens, cousin and rival of T'Challa/Black Panther was well-received, and many consider the character to be one of the best in the film. Seeking revenge for his father's death, and angry at Wakanda's refusal to assist disenfranchised black people around the globe, Killmonger challenges T'Challa for his birth rite to the throne. The character has only appeared in one MCU film.

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