As if this cast couldn’t get ANY better, they cast another phenomenal actor. Hearing that Ryan Coogler was going to be the director of Black Panther was already enough to get me to see the film, but then he added, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Florence Kasumba, and Daniel Kaluuyah. Folks, this may be the best cast solo film in Marvel’s extensive catalog (so far) or maybe I’m an overly subjective asshole…
Regardless of how I feel this cast measures up, it only improves with the addition of Bassett as T’Challa’s mother. If some of you don’t already know, T’Challa is the title character that is Black Panther and Marvel has confirmed that Bassett with take on the role of his stepmother, Ramonda.
The interesting dynamic of Ramonda beyond the fact that she is the stepmother of now King of Wakanda, it is important to note that T’Challa’s birth mother died giving birth to him as far as the comics are considered, and the dynamic between the two of them could be fascinating to see unfold.
We don’t get to see the solo film appear until 2018, but with 2016 coming to a close before we know it, we will be able to see what this cast has in store for us as well as what they will all bring to the table.