Marvel’s Black Panther is oh so Black, with a star studded line-up. The movie, that has Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke and Florence Kasumba, has just added Angela Bassett to its roster.
Bassett will be playing Ramonda, mother of T’Challa (a.k.a. Black Panther). In the comic series, Ramonda was the stepmother to T’Challa, whose actual mother died while giving birth to him. Ramonda was thought to have run away, but it was later discovered she had been kidnapped.
Bassett was most recently seen in the latest season of “American Horror Story” as Monet Tumusiime.
Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther is scheduled to hit theaters Feb, 16, 2018.