But he doesn't stay dead. However, there is a little bit of ambiguity in Killmonger's death scene, and viewers may wonder whether or not Jordan can return as the villain - or, perhaps, as an ally for T'Challa. Warning: Spoilers for Black Panther follow. Reply. Another hit from Michael B. Jordan as Killmonger, after he is announced as son of King TâChakaâs brother, NâJobu. Plus, Black Panther and previousÂ MCU installments have made it clear Killmonger could be saved or brought back from the dead if the studio and filmmakers so choose. His ancestors did not want to be forced into a culture that viewed them as less than, beat them, and infected them with disease and chose death instead (bravery). While it would be interesting to see the Mandarin appear for real in the MCU, it is unlikely to â¦ Michael B. Jordan portrayed the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Black Panther. After he becomes King of Wakanda and the Black Panther, he begins executing his plan to distribute vibranium weapons to African Americans around the world so that they may rise up and fight againstÂ the societies that have subjugated andÂ enslaved them. In the movie, the primary antagonist explains that he has one scar for each of his kills, but he doesnât explain how. Honestly, itâs probably for the best Coogler cut that detail from the story. But, Black Panther allows for some ambiguity because of this approach to depicting Killmonger's final moments. I was sad to see Killmonger die in the final battle, and I was hoping TâChalla could â¦ He chooses his own way to go. So, we break down the Black Panther ending, what really happened to Killmonger, and whether he can return in Black Panther 2 or another Marvel Studios movie. In a sense, Killmongerâs story is an allegory for a certain generation of Black men, born into communities where fathers were all to often absent, incarcerated, or dead. N'Jadaka's childhood life was fraught with hardship as a traitorous Wakandan plotted with the nation's enemies to circumvent power from the Black Panther's throne. One noteworthy comic resurrection involves the Mandarin of all people restoring Killmonger on the Resurrection Alter, only to die once the Mandarin grows bored of him. Killmonger's goal, when he comes to Wakanda, is twofold. According to Gizmodo. He was undoubtedly treated horribly by his own family, orphaned and abandoned to fend for himself. The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. Can Marvel really bring themselves to be strong enough to have a villain that good occur only as a one and done character? Killmonger passed away at the end of Black Panther, choosing death over bondage, but unlike Wakanda, death rarely lasts forever in the world of Marvel. But then again, Joss Whedon also got mad when he killed off Coulson, only to have Marvel resurrect him for a TV spin-off. Does it mean anything? That might frustrate fans for whom Killmonger's final decision to end his life is too powerful to lose. But on the basis of who was better under the law of one-on-one ritual combat, Killmonger earned his right to the throne. And rather than accept help from TâChalla, Killmonger decides heâd rather die than be a prisoner in chains like his ancestors were on their way to America. Raising his son in Oakland, California, Stevens' father nevertheless promised the young boy that he would one day take him to Wakanda, claiming that the sunsets there were tâ¦ Killmonger was Black Panther for a brief time. That brings us to our last way to bringing Killmonger back to life: Kree technology. It's undoubtedly enough for viewers to presume Killmonger has died, or is near enough to death that there's no way to save him. Playing Erik Killmonger in Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan gets to wear a number of cool and interesting costumes, but none of them stand out as much as his look without a shirt. As a result, Killmonger is a Wakandan by birth - and bears the symbol all Wakandans bear - but he wasn't raised in the country and doesn't fully understand their ways. While Killmonger clearly died at the end of the film, he has died and been resurrected by his followers before in the comics. Tragic backstory helps. Weird things about the name Killmonger: The name spelled backwards is Regnomllik. Erik Killmonger dies in the original comics. Erik Killmonger is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. T'Challa brings Killmonger to watch the Wakandan sunset together and allows his cousin to die because, as Killmonger explains, he'd rather be dead than in bondage. But Killmongerâs scars could also be a subtle nod to another comic book villainâVictor Zsasz, a member of Batmanâs rogues gallery. Still, she enjoys every chance to put her music and musical theater knowledge to good use, particularly when it intersects with her love of superhero movies.Beyond that, Molly spends her free time reading young adult and romance novels, rooting for the New York Rangers hockey team (LGR!) As those who have seen Black Panther will surely recall, Killmonger, played by Michael B. Jordan, met his demise at the hands of Chadwick Boseman's T'Challa. Because theyâre looking at what he says, not what he does. How unique is the name Killmonger? Fans have theorized this isn't a flashback, it's actually time travel. Previously, sheâs written entertainment news for Bustle and had personal essays published on HelloGiggles and Femsplain.A graduate of Ithaca Collegeâs Journalism program, Molly originally planned to be a music journalist before moving into entertainment journalism after spending so much of her downtime binge-watching all manner of movies and TV during her formative years. After his resurrection, Killmonger â¦ It's undoubtedly enough for viewers to presume Killmonger has died, or is near enough to death that there's no way to save him. But, because viewers don't see the moment of Killmonger's death, there is a little bit of ambiguity - however little it may be - that could leave some wondering whether he'll return. And that is about as far as I can go without delving into spoilers. At the end of Black Panther, T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) kills Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) in battle. But fans of Marvel know if we didn't see the light go out in their eyes, they could come back. Itâs a poignant and powerful ending. Interestingly, TâChalla sort of does do this at the end of the movie, so in a way his uncle got his way â though through more peaceful means. So his dad was killed by his own brother while Killmonger played pickup basketball outside, and his mom died in prison. Maybe it's time he too had a vacation in T.A.H.I.T.I., in time to recuperate for Black Panther 2. In the end, though, T'Challa returns and defeats Killmonger in battle, spearing his cousin through the heart.