Black Panther: Michael B Jordan says film's story is 'relatable and accessible to the people of today'

PTI

Feb,07 2018 12:25:19 IST

Michael B Jordan, who essays Erik Stevens aka Killmonger in the film Black Panther has said that he and the film's director Ryan Coogler knew that the project was relevant and in sync with today's individuals.

This image released by Disney and Marvel Studios' shows Chadwick Boseman in a scene from "Black Panther," in theaters on Feb. 16, 2018. As people gear up for the “Black Panther” movie, acclaimed author Ta-Nehisi Coates wants them to check out the original source, Marvel’s Black Panther comic book, where he’s booting up a massive outer space adventure for the king of Wakanda. (Marvel Studios/Disney via AP)

This image released by Disney and Marvel Studios' shows Chadwick Boseman in a scene from "Black Panther," in theaters on Feb. 16, 2018. As people gear up for the “Black Panther” movie, acclaimed author Ta-Nehisi Coates wants them to check out the original source, Marvel’s Black Panther comic book, where he’s booting up a massive outer space adventure for the king of Wakanda. (Marvel Studios/Disney via AP)

Black Panther is among the first films by the house of Marvel Studios which predominantly has a black cast and also shows a number of strong women of substance who work as the protagonist T'Challa's (Chadwick Boseman) allies.

Jordan told the media in a group interview here: "It is unique to our relationship. When it comes to the laying our trust, I know he (Coogler) will not put me in a situation that is not beneficial for me or for us. When it comes to that stuff... We knew that this project... The significance, our culture, our history... African American history and culture and we want to put it in a vehicle that could be relatable and accessible to the people of today.

"Killmonger's perspective and T'Challa's perspective... two sides of an argument of a conversation and both have a valid argument, depending where you are sitting on the table and what you are taking from it."

Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Black Panther also features Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Martin Freeman among others.

The film is scheduled to release in India on 16 February.

Updated Date: Feb 07, 2018 12:25 PM