Ironically, you may remember Angela Bassett having previously appeared in another superhero movie, ‘Green Lantern’ from rival studio Warner Brothers. She played Amanda Waller and was intended to be used like Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury in the Marvel movies, as a bridge between various movies to tie them together. Of course, after ‘Green Lantern’ tanked at the box office, her role was not reprised.
In addition to Boseman, Bassett is joining an all-star cast including Martin Freeman and Florence Kasumba returning as Everett K. Ross and Dora Milage respectively, from ‘Captain America: Civil War’, ‘The Walking Dead”s Danai Gurira as Okoye, Forest Whitaker as Zuri, and Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia. To menace the ‘Black Panther’ will be Andy Serkis, who is expected to return as Ulysses Klaue/Klaw after appearing in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’. Joining him will be Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger and Winston Duke as M’Baku/Man-Ape.
Not much is known about the ‘Black Panther’ movie, despite the fact that it is due to begin production in early 2017. Lupita Nyong’o did comment a bit on the film at SDCC:
The story is that the Black Panther’s leadership is really threatened by two foes who come together, and so Black Panther gets the help of the C.I.A. and the Dora Milaje to try and defeat the enemy.
‘Black Panther’, directed by Ryan Coogler based on a script by Coogler and Joe Robert Cole and is set to premier on February 16, 2018.
Are you excited to see the King of Wakanda back on the big screen?