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Nov 22, 2016

Gearing up for production in 2017, the producers and directors of the upcoming "Black Panther" movie recruited and cast Angela Bassett for the film. Bassett will be playing T’Challa's (Black Panther) mother, Queen Ramonda.

Black Panther has already made a social change impact, with T'Challa being the main character of the movie as a superhero. Breaking barriers in Hollywood and movie production. Especially with the storyline of Black Panther featuring T'Challa, an African prince who takes over the throne in the land of Wakanda.

Back in May of 2015, Black Panther made an appearance in the movie "Captain America: Civil War." There has not been many Black superheroes written and featured as the main character in movies from the past, so this new Black Panther film is embarking on opening the doors for that.

T'Challa will be played by Chadwick Boseman, with Hollywood heavyweight Forest Whitaker, actor Michael B. Jordan, actress Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira and more. Creed's visionary, Ryan Coogler is the eye behind the camera and the director of the movie.

Coogler, along with Joe Robert Cole is penning the script and will be produced by Marvel Studios' president, Kevin Feige.

This will be Angela Bassett's second superhero movie she is starring in, she played in DC’s “Green Latern” film with Ryan Reynolds. Her most recent role was in the movie "London Has Fallen," where she played a Secret Service Director named, Lynne Jacobs.

Bassett, who is also a heavyweight in Hollywood starred in a list of classic movies such as: "How Stella Got Her Groove Back," "Waiting To Exhale," her monumental roles as Tina Turner in "What's Love Gotta To Do With It," Dr. Betty Shabazz in "Malcom X," and portrayed Coretta Scott King in "Betty and Coretta." Other classics like "Akeelah and the Bee," "Boyz In The Hood;" comedy movies like "Meet The Browns," TV series "American Horror Story," the horror film with Eddie Murphy "Vampire In Brooklyn," the TV movie "The Jacksons: An American Dream;" and so much more.

With Angela Bassett gracing the Black Panther movie, it will be a legendary one. The film is scheduled to make its debut in the Winter of 2018.