I just realized this…
The opening narration of the movie, I always thought it was T’Chaka telling the story of Wakanda to T’Challa – BUT IT ISN’T
If you listen to it, the boy’s voice is a straight American accent, a young T’Challa would have had a Wakandan accent
THIS IS A YOUNG ERIK/N’JADAKA!!
THIS IS HIM HEARING THE STORY OF WAKANDA FROM HIS FATHER PRINCE N’JOBU!!
this makes so much more sense given that narration leads straight into that pivotal scene in 1992 Oakland and not to mention when Erik later on is speaking to T’Challa, he talks about how his dad used to tell him stories of home and how he was a kid from Oakland running around believing in fairy tales
I can’t believe after three viewings that it just hit me that I had assumed wrong the entire time!
This makes Killmonger’s story even more tragic!