‘Black Panther’ Star Angela Bassett Says Film ‘Was Beautifully Cast’

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Marvel’s Black Panther will transport audiences to the isolated nation of Wakanda, introducing a number of new characters to the Marvel Cinematic Universe who will be played by a diverse cast that includes acclaimed actress Angela Bassett. During an interview with Toofab, Bassett discussed her experience working on the highly anticipated film and praised the casting decisions.

Acknowledging the level of anticipation for Black Panther, Bassett assured fans that they will be pleased with the film.

“It seems like there’s a vast wide audience of people who are eagerly anticipating the arrival of Black Panther at the top of the new year. I had a fantastic time and no one’s gonna be disappointed.”

Bassset expressed her excitement over being able to work with her co-stars in what she described as a “beautifully cast” film.

“It is just a beautiful sight. It’s a lot of strength and balance and beauty and I’m just thrilled by getting to work with Danai and Lupita and actresses and brand new faces across the diaspora, it was beautifully cast. It’s going to be quite a sight and I think it’s going to be magnetic.”

Are you excited to see Bassett take on the role of Ramonda, the Queen Mother of Wakanda? Share your thoughts below!

“Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.

Directed by Ryan Coogler, the film stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke,  Florence Kasumba, Sterling K. Brown, Andy Serkis and John Kan.

Black Panther will be released in theaters on February 16, 2018.

Source: Toofab

7 Reasons To Be Excited For ‘Black Panther’

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Black PantherBlack Panther is coming back, and trust me when I say his movie will be worth seeing.

I know it’s hard to get excited when there are so many superhero movies coming out every year, but Black Panther is a character that deserves a shot on the big screen. Not only was he the first black superhero, he naturally serves as an extension to the rest of the MCU. Finally we’re not focusing on someone from New York City, T’Challa was born and raised in Wakanda, a whole different jungle compared to NYC.

Black Panther is as smart as Mr. Fantastic and as fierce a fighter as Batman. Unlike most of the marvel characters who are defined by one trait, Iron Man as dependent on tech or Cap as overly patriotic, Black Panther is a multi-faceted character.

I almost gave this list 8 reasons just because I’m excited to see what Stan Lee’s cameo is gonna be. Fingers crossed for a stereotypical tourist on safari.

Hit Next to learn the seven reasons you should be excited to see Black Panther on the big screen!

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Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

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  • Peter James

    In another world,….almost 20 (even 10) years ago, she would have made the perfect Storm in X-Men.

    Which is kinda ironic because she’s now co-starring with another actress who would be the quintessential PERFECT Storm (in terms of her actual heritage in being Kenyan) in Lupita Nyong’o.

    Which is all more even ironic given that we now have a Black Panther movie in which Black Panther is acting against actresses who would be his queen in a unified MCU-X-Men universe.

  • What?

    How is the cast of ‘Black Panther’ diverse? It’s 98% black. That’s not diverse at all. Sebastian Peris needs to learn the term “diverse”. This is pretty much an all black film overall. The media is so ignorant.

  • Axxell

    I can’t wait until previews start coming out. This is a very unique project, and I have a feeling it’s gonna be amazing.