At the MTV Movie and TV Awards, the Best Villain award went to Michael B. Jordan for his portrayal of Erik Killmonger in Black Panther. You can have a look at the video where Jordan is accepting the award (and taking a bit of a dig at Roseanne Barr) below.
There were quite a few mighty movie and TV villains such as Avengers: Infinity War‘s Thanos (Josh Brolin), Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘s Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), Legion‘s Lenny Busker (Aubrey Plaza), and It’s Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard). Although it wasn’t difficult to figure out why he won the honor if we take into account the massive hype and how a lot of fans called him the best Marvel villain until now.
“I will say what makes him different — not from all Marvel villains, but I think a lot of Marvel villains — is that he has a real-world sensibility to him.” Black Panther director Ryan Coogler had said earlier. “I think it’s a benefit of having Mike as an actor, but he’s a character that I think will feel very familiar to audiences. I think Marvel has had villains who you can relate to, but I think even more than that, you feel like he’s of this world. He’s very grounded, I would say.”
Despite there being reports that Jordan might be back to play the villain in Black Panther sequel, we think, Killmonger died for good in the original movie.
“For him we always – that wasn’t something that we went back and forth on.” Coogler had said in February. “His end was the same as draft one that it was in the film. Just because the idea was that these two things can’t coexist; if T’Challa and him… you know, that was a great tragedy of it for T’Challa, I think. But Killmonger was too far gone.”
Avengers: Infinity War is still playing in theaters. Ant-Man and The Wasp is less than three weeks away from its July 6th release date. Captain Marvel will release on March 8, 2019, Avengers 4 on May 3, 2019, Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 on July 5, 2019, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in 2020.