Angela Bassett is certain that Chadwick Boseman’s legacy will be honored in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
The 62-year-old actress, who portrayed Ramonda, the mother of Chadwick Boseman’s superhero T’Challa/Black Panther, says it would be difficult to top the original 2018 film’s success, but she has faith in the cast and crew.
Bassett said: “It’s going to be interesting to surpass the cultural phenomenon that it was. It’s going to be really interesting to see how we do that again.”
Despite the challenges faced by the tragic loss of Boseman, who died at 43 last August after a private cancer fight, the star says she has confidence in director Ryan Coogler to make the film a success.
Bassett told Us Weekly magazine: “But if there’s any chance of it being great, I think we have (that with) Ryan Coogler, a visionary, a writer, director and… the creative team that he surrounds himself with, whether it’s the DP or the costume designer or the producers.”
The Black Panther sequel is slated for release in 2022, and Bassett insists that the flick will be “phenomenal.”
She said: “It’s going to be phenomenal, and it’s going to pay tribute and it’s going to carry on that legacy.”
Bassett knew Boseman before they worked together on the Marvel Cinematic Universe film and believes the late actor could do more with his talents.
She recalled: “He could do anything he put his mind to. He could rap, he could dance like James Brown. He could hold the center of a movie (as) the cinema’s first Black superhero. He could do it all and he can inspire us to live our best.”