Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is now playing in the cinema and has already made a lot of money at the box office. The Marvel sequel wasn’t easy to make due to the tragic passing of the star of the first film, Chadwick Boseman. The cast and crew of Wakanda forever have expressed how making the new movie was an extremely emotional experience. Not only was Boseman’s character T’Challa killed off in the beginning of the movie, but the movie also featured another shocking death. Warning: spoilers Forward! During the film, Angela Bassett’s Queen Ramonda was killed after a confrontation with Namor (Tenoch Huerta). During a recent interview with IndieWireBassett admitted that she originally fought her character’s death.
“I objected,” Bassett revealed. “Yeah, I was like ‘Ryan [Coogler], what are you doing? Why? You will regret the day! You will regret its demise [Ramonda]. People will be so upset.’ … He was like, ‘Angela, I know, I know, but see, dying isn’t really dying in this world. It doesn’t really mean that.'” Bassett said she felt better about the decision after reflecting on how all the characters who “poofed” in Avengers: Endgame. The star has come to terms with the fact that she can always return. “All sorts of crazy things happen,” Bassett explained.
Currently, Bassett’s name is being considered for a possible Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Oscars for her role in Wakanda forever, so she also talked about her legacy in the interview. “The audience is family to me, and theater is sacred to me… And so I’m always thinking about how it’s going to last. It’s going to last on celluloid or digital or whatever you want to call it. It’s going to last when I’m long gone.”
What has Angela Bassett said about Chadwick Boseman’s legacy?
Recently, Entertainment tonightI asked Bassett about the idea of recasting King T’Challa in the MCU. “That’s interesting. Well, I hadn’t thought of that idea,” Bassett said of using CGI, “but of course it’s Wakanda and they’re so far ahead of the rest of the world in terms of technology that they could take something from that.” She continued: “It’s a huge loss, but Kevin [Feige] and the Marvel Universe and Ryan [Coogler]the director, the writer of old, they are determined to tell [a story] and as much as we can, equally scheduled. So we look forward to that. I look forward to seeing what they come up with.” She admits that the studio “will have to do a big pivot and they’re still working on that now because none of us knew anything.”
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