Black Panther (2018)
Michael B. Jordan: Erik Killmonger
Erik Killmonger : I've waited my whole life for this. The world's going to start over. I'MA BURN IT ALL!
Erik Killmonger : I lived my entire life waiting for this moment. I trained, I lied, I killed just to get here. I killed in America, Afghanistan, Iraq... I took life from my own brothers and sisters right here on this continent! And all this death just so I could kill you.
Erik Killmonger : [to T'Challa] Wassup, cuz?
Erik Killmonger : When I tell you to do something, I mean that shit.
Ulysses Klaue : You... you want to go to Wakanda? They're savages!
[shows scarred brand]
Ulysses Klaue : This is what they do to people like us.
Erik Killmonger : I don't worry about no brand. Check these out. Each one is for a kill.
[shows scars on his arms]
Ulysses Klaue : You can scar yourself as much as you like. To them, you'll just be an outsider. Your crazy to think that you can just walk in there. And to think I saw you as a crazy American...
[Klaue laughs, Killmonger shoots Klaue in the head]
Erik Killmonger : Y'all sittin' up here comfortable.
Erik Killmonger : Helluva move
Erik Killmonger : You know, where I'm from... when black folks started revolutions, they never had the firepower... or the resources to fight their oppressors. Where was Wakanda? Hmm? Yeah, all that ends today. We got spies embedded in every nation on Earth. Already in place. I know how colonizers think. So we're gonna use their own strategy against 'em. We're gonna send vibranium weapons out to our War Dogs. They'll arm oppressed people all over the world... so they can finally rise up and kill those in power. And their children. And anyone else who takes their side. It's time they know the truth about us! I am Black Hitler!
[W'Kabi brings Killmonger in front of T'Challa and the Elders]
T'Challa : [in Xhosa] Speak.
W'Kabi : [to Killmonger] Speak.
Erik Killmonger : I'm standing in your house, serving justice to a man who stole your vibranium and murdered your people. Justice your king couldn't deliver.
[T'Challa stands up and approaches Killmonger]
T'Challa : I don't care that you brought Klaue. Only reason I don't kill you where you stand is because I know who you are. Now what do you want?
Erik Killmonger : I want the throne.
[Mining Tribe Elder laughs]
Mining Tribe Elder : [in Xhosa] My goodness.
[the other Elders laugh]
Erik Killmonger : Y'all sittin' up here comfortable. Must feel good. It's about two billion people all over the world that looks like us. But their lives are a lot harder. Wakanda has the tools to liberate 'em all.
T'Challa : And what tools are those?
Erik Killmonger : Vibranium. Your weapons.
T'Challa : Our weapons will not be used to wage war on the world. It is not our way to be judge, jury, and executioner for people who are not our own.
Erik Killmonger : Not your own? But didn't life start right here on this continent? So ain't all people your people?
T'Challa : I am not king of all people. I am King of Wakanda. And it is my responsibility to make sure our people are safe and that vibranium does not fall into the hands of a person like you.
Erik Killmonger : Mmm...
Ramonda : Son, we have entertained this charlatan for too long. Reject his request.
Erik Killmonger : Oh, I ain't requesting nothing. Ask who I am.
Shuri : You're Erik Stevens. An American black operative. A mercenary nicknamed Killmonger. That's who you are.
Erik Killmonger : That's not my name, Princess. Ask me, King.
T'Challa : No.
Erik Killmonger : Ask me.
[T'Challa turns around and walks back to his throne]
T'Challa : Take him away.
[as T'Challa signals his guards to take Killmonger away from the throne room, the River Tribe Elder gets up]
River Tribe Elder : [in Xhosa] Who are you?
Erik Killmonger : [in Xhosa] I am N'Jadaka, son of Prince N'Jobu!
Mining Tribe Elder : [in Xhosa] Son of N'Jobu?
Erik Killmonger : I found my daddy with Panther claws in his chest! You ain't the son of a king. You're the son of a murderer!
Ramonda : [in Xhosa] You're lying!
Ramonda : Lies!
W'Kabi : I'm afraid not, Queen Mother.
[W'Kabi pulls out a necklace with N'Jobu's ring, to the surprise of the Elders]
River Tribe Elder : What?
Mining Tribe Elder : [in Xhosa] You, the descendant of N'Jobu?
Erik Killmonger : Hey, Auntie.
[W'Kabi gives the ring to Ramonda]
Erik Killmonger : I'm exercising my blood right to challenge for the mantles of the King. And Black Panther.
Ramonda : Do not do this, T'Challa.
Border Tribe Elder : As the son of Prince N'Jobu, he is within his rights.
Ramonda : He has no rights here!
River Tribe Elder : The challenge will take weeks to prepare!
Erik Killmonger : Weeks? I don't need weeks. The whole country ain't gotta be here. I just need him. And somebody to get me outta these chains.
[T'Challa sits on his throne, looking at N'Jobu's ring]
Ramonda : T'Challa, what do you know of this?
T'Challa : I accept your challenge.