Chadwick Boseman says TChalla is the enemy in Black Panther
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Major spoilers ahead for Black Panther.
Cultural critics have had a lot to say about how Black Panthers Erik Killmonger is a sympathetic villain, and how black viewers can identify with his point of view. Hes a casual murderer with a lengthy kill list literally carved into his own body, but Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) isnt just fighting for personal reasons. Hes avenging his father and his lost childhood, but he identifies with other black people whove grown up in poverty, and he wants to use Wakandas advanced technology to liberate people of color whove been oppressed by Western imperialism. His goals have real political weight, and theyre more interesting than those of a lot of superhero-movie villains, who are often…