Marvel is assembling quite a cast behind the 29 year old filmmaker. Personally I’m a fan of all his work, which includes Fruitvale Station and Creed. Each movie has increased in both star power and budget. Fruitvale Station had a budget of $900K, Creed had a budget around $35 million and Black Panther is rumored to have a budget in the hundreds of millions.
Bassett signed on to play Ramonda.
For those not completely familiar with the story line Black Panther is actually T’Challa. T’Challa is the king of the African nation of Wakanda. Wakanda is the place where Captain America gets the material for his shield. You see what they did there?
If you look at the Captain America Civil War trailer you can actually see Black Panther in action.
Ramonda, Bassett’s character is the third wife of T’Challa’s father, T’Chaka. Basset joins an amazing cast of black actors which include: Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Forest Whitker, Michael B. Jordan and Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther.
The film is scheduled to arrive in theaters on February 16, 2018.