"Honestly, everybody was laughing, they were yelling at the screen, you know what I'm saying?" shared the 31-year-old actor, who plays Erik "Killmonger" Stevens. "The gasps, the one-liners, everything was working so it was cool to see it with a normal audience -- not at a premiere, not at a press junket. They were really engaged and interacting with the film, so it was good to see."
Jordan is a big part of the reason why critics and audiences alike are already celebrating Killmonger as one of Marvel's most compelling villains to date. He shared with ET what a relief it was to know that people responded positively to his work.
"It is a little relaxing to know people are really liking the performance," he said. "[Playing the bad guy] was something I'd never really done before so I was anxious to see how it would play and if it worked... it felt good."