Angela Bassett Joins the Cast of Marvel's Black Panther

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If you thought the cast of Black Panther couldn’t get any more stacked, you were wrong. Marvel has announced that Angela Bassett has joined the cast, and will play Ramonda, the mother of the titular Black Panther, a.k.a. Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa.

Bassett, who has just completed yet another run on American Horror Story, is another big get for a cast that already includes Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Forest Whitaker and Boseman in the lead role. Directed by Ryan Coogler (Creed), Black Panther is stacked with talent on both sides of the camera.

In Captain America: Civil War, the film that introduced the MCU’s Black Panther, T’Challa’s father was killed during a terrorist attack. The addition of Bassett as the young prince’s mother suggests that T’Challa will have someone to answer to even now that his father is gone. Black Panther is set to hit theaters on Feb. 16, 2018.

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