Angela Bassett Joins Cast of Black Panther

The movie doesn’t open until February 2018, but it already has fans shaking with anticipation.

Angela Bassett CHRIS DELMAS/AFP/Getty Images

How do you top an already star-studded cast? Easy. Just add Angela Bassett. The award-winning actress is the latest addition to Marvel’s Ryan Coogler-directed Black Panther. 

According to Marvel’s website, Bassett will play Ramonda, mother of T’Challa, otherwise known as Black Panther, who, of course, is played by Chadwick Boseman.

Along with Bassett and Boseman, the dynamic cast includes Lupita Nyong’o, Forest Whitaker, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba and The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira.

After the news was released, social media rejoiced:

Shooting begins in January for a February 2018 release date.