Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther, the upcoming 2018 solo feature that follows up T’Challa’s debut in Captain America: Civil War has just added another star to its studded cast, as Angela Bassett is the latest Oscar nominee to hop on board a Marvel Studios production.
Bassett, who has turned in a torrent of incredible performances throughout her career, including playing Tina Turner in What’s Love Got To Do With It?, will take on the role of Ramonda, the mother of T’Challa in the upcoming superhero flick. Surely, this superhero turn will go a little better for her than the last time she was in one of these pictures as the first big screen iteration of Amanda Waller in Green Lantern.
She joins Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, and Florence Kasumba for the film which is slated for a February 16, 2018 release.
What a cast! What a director! I can’t wait!
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