Marvel’s “Black Panther” has added a talented actress to its cast.
“American Horror Story” actress Angela Bassett, who recently portrayed actress Monet Tumusiime in Season 6 of the FX horror series, has joined the cast of “Black Panther,” Marvel announced yesterday. The superhero movie tells the story of warrior-king T’Challa, whose suit is made of a unique metal known as vibranium – the same metal that was used to make Captain America’s shield.
Bassett will play Ramonda, T’Challa/Black Panther’s mother.
Chadwick Boseman made his debut as Black Panther in “Captain America: Civil War.” T’Challa hails from a fictional place in Africa named Wakanda. The African nation is famous for its rich supply of vibranium and advanced technology.
Apart from Boseman and Bassett, the cast of “Black Panther” includes “Fruitvale Station” actor Michael B. Jordan, “Southpaw” actor Forest Whitaker, “12 Years A Slave” actress Lupita Nyong’o, “The Walking Dead” star Danai Gurira, “Babylon” actor Daniel Kaluuya, “Person Of Interest” actor Winston Duke, and “Dominon” actress Florence Kasumba.
“Sherlock” actor Martin Freeman is also rumored to be reprising his role as Everett K. Ross.
Superhero Black Panther was co-created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in the 1960s. He is the first mainstream African superhero to appear in comic books. The movie will see T’Challa defend his land from being torn apart by enemies from both outside and inside his country.
“Creed” director Ryan Coogler will helm this Marvel movie.
“Black Panther” is currently in its pre-production stage. The cast appeared at the San Diego Comic Con this year to much applause and adulation from comic book aficionados. Once filming for the movie begins, plot details, spoilers and other information will become available online.
“Black Panther” hits theatres on Feb. 16, 2018.
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