Black Panther Star Angela Bassett Praises Ryan Coogler While Remembering Chadwick Boseman
One of the most anticipated films of 2022 is Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, with audiences longing for a sequel to the hit 2018 film Black Panther.
Reprising her role as Ramonda the mother of T’Challa and Shuri for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, legendary actress Angela Bassett recently spoke on the Kelly Clarkson show where she praised director Ryan coogler for his work on the sequel and took time to speak of her fond memories with Chadwick Boseman.
Angela Bassett has worked with many great directors while also gaining a great deal of acclaim for her incredible acting. Basset has won or been nominated for a myriad of different awards and her accolades are among the most impressive in Hollywood.
Recently in her interview with Kelly Clarkson, she heaped praise on director Ryan Coogler and spoke highly of those working on the set of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Bassett stated:
“I really give a lot up to our director and our writer Ryan Coogler. He’s such a tremendous talent, and everyone that he brings on that set. Everyone in front of the camera and behind the camera, so impressive, and gave a thousand percent of their gifts. So it’s a beautiful place.”
After the hit that was the original Black Panther, making 700 million in domestic sales and 1.3 billion worldwide, the film remains one of Marvel’s most successful films to date. This illustrates that Ryan Coogler is more than up for the challenge of making a successful sequel.
The follow-up film will also be a great challenge after the passing of beloved actor Chadwick Boseman left the film without the original intended titular character. Even now many co-stars remember him fondly, including Angela Bassett herself, describing how Chadwick was the student guide when he was just a student at Howard University.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has finally finished filming with a myriad of interesting developments taking place. Fresh new faces will appear with the potential introduction to Namor and Ironheart Riri Williams.
Ryan Coogler looks primed to re-capture the magic of the first film and Angela Bassett seems to echo that sentiment. We truly cannot wait to see Black Panther: Wakanda Forever!