Marvel’s Black Panther Sweeps The Board At The 2018 MTV Movie Awards
With seven nominations apiece, Stranger Things and Marvel’s Black Panther were really the titles to beat at last night’s 2018 MTV Movie Awards.
The latter blockbuster walked away with four awards in total: Best Performance (Chadwick Boseman), Best Hero (again, Chadwick Boseman), Best Villain (Michael B. Jordan) and the pick of the bunch, Best Movie, after it saw off strong competition from Avengers: Infinity War, Girls Trip, It, and Wonder Woman to scoop the top prize.
It’s an incredible sweep for the Marvel tentpole, which has since earned $1.3 billion at the worldwide box office. Such a staggering feat has left its core cast utterly speechless, after Michael B. Jordan (Erik “Killmonger” Stevens) took a few moments to thank the audience and MTV for the ways in which they recognized everything that Black Panther has achieved.
It’s incredible when you — when the stereotype used to be people of color couldn’t bring y’all out to the theater and be able to make these types of films. And bring this type of impact to you guys. So the fact that we were able to do this on this scale, with this movie and this project, means the world to us. So we appreciate y’all support. And it’s not just for, you know, people of color — it’s universal, it’s for everybody. So that’s something that I really want to get through to everybody.
Jordan is currently hard at work preparing for Creed II, though the actor still refuses to rule out a possible return to the Black Panther universe. Perhaps Ryan Coogler’s sequel will carve out space for his Killmonger on the ancestral plane? We’ll find out soon enough.
Elsewhere, Nick Fury himself, Samuel L. Jackson, also admitted that it’s really only a matter of time before his eyepatch-wearing badass crosses paths with the great and powerful Black Panther.