Michael B. Jordan on the potential downside of 'Black Panther' being so hyped up

"Black Panther" star Michael B. Jordan almost wishes that the Marvel film didn't have as much hype as it got before its release this past weekend.

The actor, who plays Erik Killmonger in the record-breaking film, spoke to AOL Entertainment over the phone the day before "Black Panther" was released in theaters and discussed how hype can occasionally backfire.

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"There’s so much hype and I would almost rather it fly under the radar, have people not hype it up at all and we just blow people away," Jordan explained. "With there being so much hype, people want to find reasons to try to pick at it. That’s what it is with anything. For me, there’s so much going on in this movie -- in the best way possible -- with so many different themes and a lot of different points of view."

The 31-year-old star added that, regardless of the hype, he just wants "people to take away a sense of pride about where they come from" after seeing the movie.

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - JULY 08: Michael B. Jordan speaks onstage during the 2018 Essence Festival on July 8, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Essence)
US actor Michael B. Jordan poses as he arrives on May 12, 2018 for the screening of the film 'Farenheit 451' at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP) (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JUNE 16: Actors Olivia Munn (L) and Michael B. Jordan attend the 2018 MTV Movie And TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: US actor Michael B. Jordan attends the photocall for the 'Farenheit 451' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: Michael B. Jordan attends the screening of 'Farenheit 451' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Michael B. Jordan attends Marvel Studios Presents: Black Panther Welcome To Wakanda during February 2018 New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Industria Studios on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 16: Michael B. Jordan plays during the 2018 NBA All-Star Game Celebrity Game at Los Angeles Convention Center on February 16, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Michael B. Jordan attends the Calvin Klein fashion show during New York Fashion Week at the American Stock Exchange Building on February 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Michael B Jordan is seen arriving at Good Morning America on February 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Michael B. Jordan visits at SiriusXM Studios on February 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Actor Michael B. Jordan attends the screening of Marvel Studios' 'Black Panther' hosted by The Cinema Society on February 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Danai Gurira, Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o and Michael B. Jordan take part in SiriusXM's Town Hall with the cast of Black Panther hosted by SiriusXM's Sway Calloway on February 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Michael B. Jordan is a guest on 'Good Morning America,' Tuesday, February 13, 2018, airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) MICHAEL STRAHAN, ROBIN ROBERTS, MICHAEL B. JORDAN, GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, LARA SPENCER
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Michael B Jordan seen on the streets of Manhattan on February 12, 2018 in New York, NY. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Michael B. Jordan is seen on February 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by MediaPunch/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Michael B. Jordan attends the European Premiere of 'Black Panther' at Eventim Apollo on February 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 05: Actor Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, and Chadwick Boseman(Left to Right) arrive at the red carpet of the Seoul premiere of 'Black Panther' on February 5, 2018 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/Getty Images for Disney)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 05: Actor Michael B. Jordan attends the press conference for the Seoul premiere of 'Black Panther' on February 5, 2018 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/Getty Images for Disney)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 30: Actors Michael B. Jordan (L) and Chadwick Boseman attend the Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER Global Junket Press Conference on January 30, 2018 at Montage Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 29: Michael B Jordan attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel's 'Black Panther' - Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 15: Michael B. Jordan speaks onstage during the 49th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on January 15, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images for NAACP )
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 18: Michael B. Jordan and Anthony Anderson attend the NBA All-Star Game 2018 at Staples Center on February 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 08: Michael B. Jordan attends Well+Good at American Express Platinum House at Miami Beach EDITION on December 8, 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for American Express Platinum)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 05: Abbie Cornish and Michael B. Jordan attend Piaget Celebrates Brand Ambassador Michael B. Jordan In Support Of Lupus LA at Piaget on October 5, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Piaget)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 17: Michael B. Jordan and Chadwick Boseman attend the 2018 State Farm All-Star Saturday Night at Staples Center on February 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Michael B. Jordan attends the European Premiere of 'Black Panther' at Eventim Apollo on February 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
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Jordan likened the night before "Black Panther's" release to "the night before the first day of school," noting that he was tired of having to keep so many secrets about Marvel's latest.

In the lead-up to the premiere of "Black Panther," the actor and his production studio, Outlier Society, teamed up with Brisk's Creators Class initiative to encourage and assist young artists.

"Their mission coincided with what my production company Outliers Society's mission is," he told us of the collaboration. "People often see the finished result, but they don’t know the journey or what it actually took to get to the finish line. The hours, the blood sweat and tears the failures it took."

To convey that idea, Jordan directed a 30-second spot called "Hidden Hustle" that puts a spotlight on his own creative process of getting into character for "Black Panther."

Watch "Hidden Hustle" below:
 

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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Lupita Nyong'o attends the European Premiere of 'Black Panther' at Eventim Apollo on February 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 09: Chadwick Boseman attends Black Panther red carpet at Curzon Mayfair Cinema on February 09, 2018 in London, England. PHOTOGRAPH BY Jamy / Barcroft Images (Photo credit should read Jamy / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Florence Kasumba attends the European Premiere of 'Black Panther' at Eventim Apollo on February 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
John Boyega attending The Black Panther European Premiere at The Eventim Apollo Hammersmith London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Danai Gurira attends the European Premiere of 'Black Panther' at Eventim Apollo on February 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Daniel Kaluuya attends the European Premiere of 'Black Panther' at Eventim Apollo on February 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
Leona Lewis attending The Black Panther European Premiere at The Eventim Apollo Hammersmith London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Leona Lewis attends the European Premiere of 'Black Panther' at Eventim Apollo on February 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Michaela Coel attends the European Premiere of 'Black Panther' at Eventim Apollo on February 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
Emma Conybeare attending The Black Panther European Premiere at The Eventim Apollo Hammersmith London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Emma Conybeare attends the European Premiere of 'Black Panther' at Eventim Apollo on February 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 09: Andy Serkis attends Black Panther red carpet at Curzon Mayfair Cinema on February 09, 2018 in London, England. PHOTOGRAPH BY Jamy / Barcroft Images (Photo credit should read Jamy / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Stormzy attends the European Premiere of 'Black Panther' at Eventim Apollo on February 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: (L-R) Nate Moore, Florence Kasumba, Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman, Michael B. Jordan, Letitia Wright, Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, Daniel Kaluuya, Danai Gurira, Ryan Coogler and Victoria Alonso attend the European Premiere of 'Black Panther' at the Eventim Apollo on February 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: The Black Eyed Peas attend the European Premiere of 'Black Panther' at the Eventim Apollo on February 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 09: Chris Eubank Jnr attends Black Panther red carpet at Curzon Mayfair Cinema on February 09, 2018 in London, England. PHOTOGRAPH BY Jamy / Barcroft Images (Photo credit should read Jamy / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Letitia Wright attends the European Premiere of 'Black Panther' at the Eventim Apollo on February 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
Joanna Jarjue attending The Black Panther European Premiere at The Eventim Apollo Hammersmith London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Chadwick Boseman attends the European Premiere of 'Black Panther' at the Eventim Apollo on February 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
Becca Dudley attending The Black Panther European Premiere at The Eventim Apollo Hammersmith London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Kat Shoob attends the European Premiere of 'Black Panther' at Eventim Apollo on February 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: John Boyega (L) and Stormzy attend the European Premiere of 'Black Panther' at Eventim Apollo on February 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
Vick Hope attending The Black Panther European Premiere at The Eventim Apollo Hammersmith London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Nadia Rose attends the European Premiere of 'Black Panther' at Eventim Apollo on February 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Lemar and Charmaine Powell attend the European Premiere of 'Black Panther' at Eventim Apollo on February 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Dionne Bromfield attends the European Premiere of 'Black Panther' at Eventim Apollo on February 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Mariah Idrissi attends the European Premiere of 'Black Panther' at Eventim Apollo on February 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Loretta Grace attends the European Premiere of 'Black Panther' at Eventim Apollo on February 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Rudimental attend the European Premiere of 'Black Panther' at Eventim Apollo on February 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: (L-R) Guest, Naughty Boy (C) and Kanya King MBE attend the European Premiere of 'Black Panther' at Eventim Apollo on February 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Clara Amfo attends the European Premiere of 'Black Panther' at Eventim Apollo on February 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith attends the European Premiere of 'Black Panther' at Eventim Apollo on February 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
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