Angela Bassett Joins Marvel’s Black Panther Cast

The official Twitter page for Marvel’s Black Panther made a shocking announcement on Monday (Nov. 21). Angela Basset will join Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyang’o, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, and Forrest Whitaker for the upcoming 2017 thriller.

Bassett will reportedly play Ramonda, mother to royal superhero T’Challa aka Black Panther. She most recently appeared in the sixth season of Ryan Murphy’s horror anthology, “AHS: Roanoke.” She’s also appeared in the seasons “Coven” and “Freak Show.”