Michael B. Jordan Explains His 'Technically Single' Relationship Status (Exclusive)

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Michael B. Jordan might be one of the most eligible bachelors in Hollywood. 

The 30-year-old actor looked dapper in a Calvin Klein suit and Christian Louboutin shoes when he showed up for the Los Angeles premiere of his movie, Black Panther, on Monday night. ET's Nischelle Turner caught up with Jordan on the red carpet and had to ask him what he meant when he told WSJ Magazine that he was "technically single."

Jordan explained, "Technically I'm single. Dating but, you know, technically single."

The handsome movie star certainly didn't show up to the Black Panther premiere alone! Jordan brought along his mother, father, sister and a few of his friends. "We were drawing straws," he said of choosing his guests for the event. "It was tough at the house."

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The film follows the life of T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman), a.k.a. Black Panter, after he returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to take his rightful place as king following the death of his father, the King of Wakanda. Jordan takes on the role of the movie's villain, Erik Killmonger, and revealed to ET that he looked to the late Heath Ledger's portrayal of the Joker in The Dark Knight as inspiration.

"Heath's performance as a villain was so captivating, I couldn't stop watching," he expressed. "I was like, 'Man, OK, if I can get into that rare [place], you know, of just a character where people empathize but still kind of understand but still are a little taken back.'"

Jordan is also overwhelmed by the support for this movie, which has sold more advance tickets on Fandango than any other Marvel movie. "I think it's incredible. All the fans and everybody that's outside kind of like, you know, waiting and showing support," he said, admitting that he's yet to see the movie. "I wanted to come into this as a fan, just wanting to watch a movie. So, I'm trying not to think too much about it and go enjoy myself."

Black Panther -- also starring Sterling K. Brown and Lupita Nyong'o -- hits theaters on Feb. 16.

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