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.”
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“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.