One of cinema’s most successful collaborations is between filmmaker Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan. Their previous films Fruitvale Station and Creed were critical successes, and now the duo are receiving tons of praises for their work in Black Panther. It’s a partnership that is akin to Martin Scorsese’s early collaborations with Robert De Niro, and hopefully Black Panther is just another step in a long and successful union.
“We continue to grow,” said Jordan who plays villain Erik Kilmonger in the film. “We’re growing together. We raise the bar – we try to one each project that we do. I’m forever impressed by his talent and ability. We have a connection that can’t be broken.”
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Black Panther, co-starring Chadwick Boseman, opens nationwide February 16.