Black Panther — Creating an Empathetic Villain

In this video essay, Michael highlights Killmonger, the villain of Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther, as a perfect example of how an antagonist can challenge the hero not just through confrontation and violence, but by representing something that affects the hero emotionally.

 


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