About That Jaw-Dropping Wakanda Forever Cameo

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Killmonger is back from the dead—sort of. Michael B. Jordan’s legendary villain from the first Black Panther film makes a surprising cameo in the sequel, Wakanda Forever, now streaming on Disney+.

When Shuri, the new Black Panther, takes a synthetic version of the heart-shaped herb that imbues the consumer with superpowers, she visits the realm of her ancestors. She expects her mother, her brother, or perhaps even her father to be waiting for her to offer some sage advice on her new leadership role. Instead she finds her mass-murdering cousin, Killmonger. Not ideal.

In retrospect, it’s not all that surprising that direc…