Marvel have announced that Academy Award nominee Angela Bassett is the latest name to be joining the cast of Black Panther.
Black Panther (written and directed by Coogler) will have us following T’Challa, the prince of the African nation of Wakanda, who must take over the throne after his father’s murder. Angela Bassett (Whose recent credits include Chi-Raq, London Has Fallen and American Horror Story) will be playing the role of Ramonda, mother of T’Challa.
Black Panther’s ensemble is starting to look very good here. I mean really good. Angela Bassett is a great choice for the role of Ramonda and it will be interesting to see how much screen time she’ll get in Black Panther’s first solo outing on the big screen. Angela Bassett will be joining a cast that includes Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther), Michael B. Jordan (Erik Killmonger), Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Winston Duke ( M’Baku/Man-Ape), Forest Whitaker (Zuri), Daniel Kaluuya (W’Kabi), Florence Kasumba (Dora Milaje) and potentially Andy Serkis (Ulysses Klaue) which is yet to be confirmed.
Black Panther is scheduled for cinematic release on the 16th February 2018.