Michael B. Jordan‘s trainer Corey Calliet is opening up about the grueling weightlifting regimen he had to go through to make Michael look like a convincing superhero bad guy in Black Panther!
“He told me, ‘I need to look like this,’ and it’s a picture of Killmonger fighting Black Panther,” Corey told Business Insider. “He was very big, so I knew I had to make Mike look like a free safety or a Marine. If you want to be a villain you have to have that savage type of demeanor.”
Corey also revealed that Michael added 15 pounds of muscle from Creed to Black Panther. “The way I train, the person never gets used to it,” Corey said. “I would have him do squats and then move right to burpees — that’s not a good feeling. It was nothing that was enjoyable.”
Pictured: Michael posing for photographs on Thursday (February 15) while stopping by the Unmasked Studios, curated by Brisk event in Los Angeles, where he celebrated the brand’s partnership with Marvel Studios and the launch of the Brisk Creators Class.