Angela Bassett Joins Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther’ Cast

Marvel Studios Announced An Angela Bassett Black Panther Role In  the 2018 film

Award-winning actress, Angela Bassett is joining the cast of Marvel Studios’ forthcoming superhero film, Black Panther.   The longtime Hollywood actress and What’s Love Got To Do With It? star will be portraying a character named ‘Ramonda’, mother of T’Challa (Black Panther played by Chadwick Boseman).  The Angela Bassett Black Panther announcement is exciting news for fans who are already excited about the shamelessly black film.

Directed by Creed and Fruitvale Station filmmaker, Ryan Coogler, the film is based on the Marvel Comics superhero, ‘Black Panther’.  In the 1960s, writer, Stan Lee and book artist, Jack Kirby made history in the comic book world, introducing the ‘first African-American superhero in mainstream American comics’. ‘Black Panther’, also known as T’Challa, acts as the sovereign and protector of the fictional country in Africa, Wakanda—’known for its advanced technology and its deposits of the wonder metal known as vibranium’.

With Lee bringing the character to life through his words and Kirby giving the character its physical look, the ‘Black Panther’ instantly became every young child’s fictional favorite in that era.

ANgela Bassett Black Panther
The upcoming Black Panther film will serve as a sequel to the 2015 film, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Captain America: Civil War—which released in May of this year.  Making it the eighteenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise, Black Panther will be the sixth installment of Phase Three.

The new Black Panther film will hit theaters on February 16th, 2018, and will feature many of our favorite actors and actresses of today, including Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Forest Whitaker, Danai Gurira, and Chadwick Boseman—reprising his role from Captain America: Civil War, as ‘Black Panther’.

The Angela Bassett Black Panther role adds one more notch to her belt with this superhero film, and we can’t wait to see! We can all agree that Bassett’s résumé speaks for itself.  Aside from her recent appearances in American Horror Story, Bassett’s latest projects includes: London Has Fallen and Chi-Raq. She is currently working on the BBC/Starz miniseries, Close To The Enemy, and Amazon animated special The Snowy Day. 

 

 


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