Main spoilers for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Consider yourself savvy. The highly anticipated Black Panther sequel is finally out in theaters. As you’d expect from the Marvel movie, there are plenty of surprises to be had, but not all of the actors involved were happy with the way their characters were being treated… at least initially.
Remember those Black Panther: Wakanda Forever spoilers I mentioned earlier? This is where they come in. Those who have seen Black Panther: Wakanda Forever be aware that Queen Ramonda does not survive the events of the film, which Angela Bassett was not very happy about.
“I objected,,” Bassett told IndieWire. “Yeah, I was like, ‘Ryan, what are you doing? Why? You will regret the day! You will regret the death of [Ramonda]. People are going to be so upset.“But director Ryan Coogler was quick to point out that no one is ever truly dead in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”He was like, ‘Angela, I know, I know, but look, dying isn’t really dying in this world. It doesn’t really mean that,’“Basett explained. As for whether Queen Ramonda could somehow return (hello, ancestral plane), Bassett would only say “All kinds of crazy things happen.“
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever finds Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye, and the Dora Milaje fighting to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. When Namor, king of a hidden undersea nation, alerts them to a global threat and his ominous plan to thwart it, the Wakandans unite with the help of War Dog Nakia and Evertt Ross and chart a new course. for the Kingdom of Wakanda. The film stars Letitia Wright as Shuri, Angela Bassett as Queen Ramonda, Tenoch Huerta as Namor, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Michaela Coel as Aneka, Florence Kasumba as Ayo, Dominique Thorne. as Riri Williams, Mabel Adena as Namora, Alex Livinalli as Attuma, and Martin Freeman as Everett Ross.
Our own reviewed JimmyO Black Panther: Wakanda Forever earlier this week and absolutely loved it. In fact, he called it “one of my favorite movies in the MCU” and “definitely one of my favorite movies this yearin his review. “Instead of following the same obvious pattern, the filmmakers took on the challenge with sincerity and inspiration,wrote JimmyO.Wakanda is more than a large suite; it’s one of the most heartfelt and moving tributes to an actor I’ve ever had the pleasure of seeing. Moving, but the adventure and the heart are on full display. Ryan Coogler has created an exceptional and exciting new chapter for Marvel, so much so that I can’t wait to see where their story takes us for the next installment.“You can check out the rest of JimmyO’s review here and be sure to let us know what you thought of the film as well.