Angela Bassett opens up about what to expect from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. She also talks about what it’s like filming without its original star, Chadwick Boseman.
Appearing on an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres earlier this week, the actor reflected on the upcoming release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in the wake of Boseman’s passing.
“He was such an example,” she began, “such a leader. Amazing talent, we all know that. Big heart, great intellect. And we just hope to raise the standard.”
The Oscar-nominated actress plays Queen Ramonda, in the Black Panther movies in the MCU. When asked if she could say anything more specific about the upcoming movie, replied with, “Not one single thing.”
Bassett then proceeded to reiterate details the audience already knows about the movie. Like the date and director attached to the project. Bassett referred to Director Ryan Coogler as a “perfect leader,” and closed off by saying the sequel is “going to top the first one”.
The Black Panther sequel has suffered a lot of hits behind the scenes. From Chadwick Boseman’s shocking death in 2020, to Letitia Wright’s (Shuri) numerous run-ins with covid-19 drama and an onset accident that saw the set shut down for some time. More recently, Disney even moved its release date. Thankfully, all that seems to be behind us now.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is slated to arrive in cinemas on 11 November 2022