Marvel’s Black Panther is still surging at the boxoffice grossing over $550 million in just seven days. Now the studio has released some early concept art for the villain Erik Killmonger played by Michael B. Jordan.
Marvel concept artist Ryan Meinerding took to social media to share one of the unused designs for Killmonger’s costume. Instead of the gold that is shown off in the final product, we’re treated to a more nuanced look, that is all black and sleek.
This is an unused Panther design I did. The bundles of rough thread are to represent Killmonger's scarification. @N_I_Z_Z_I incorporated that in the final Killmonger design. Final #BlackPanther design is by the amazing @Adi_Granov pic.twitter.com/pXj4IvsUyA
— Ryan Meinerding (@MeinerdingArt) February 21, 2018
Killmonger suit almost looked like in Black Panther and it’s surprisingly close to the Ta-Nehisi Coates version of the character.