If there’s one death in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that preceded the actual death of an actor, it’s T’Challa’s death at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. He does eventually come back to life after Thanos’ snap effect is reversed, but it is later confirmed in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever‘s synopsis that he eventually died.
King T’Challa’s death has been kept ambiguous, and it was something that the kingdom of Wakanda wasn’t able to handle very well. Grieving the death of the Black Panther, who is also her son in the movie, is Angela Bassett’s Ramonda, and the actress is being praised as having stolen the show in Wakanda Forever.
Angela Bassett’s Black Panther 2 Performance May Earn Her An Oscar
One of the biggest reservations that fans of the MCU have has nothing to do with the franchise, but more about how such a big box-office-breaking franchise has never been able to get any of its actors an Oscar nomination, let alone win one.
Fans of the MCU have been pushing hard and long for one of their biggest idols, Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr., to rightfully claim the prestigious Academy Award for Best Actor. It has been a constant demand ever since the MCU picked up the pace toward a path leading to the success of the franchise in the early 2010s.
But fans might finally be able to get a taste of how sweet bagging an Oscar victory would be, and they’re going to have to wish the best of luck to Black Panther: Wakanda Forever star Angela Bassett.
Bassett plays T’Challa’s grieving mother in the sequel to 2018’s Black Panther, who also has to deal with the responsibility of leading her people and defending Wakanda from external forces.
The What’s Love Got to Do With It actress, a movie for which she last got an Oscar nomination, will have to place her bets on the outcome of how well Academy members will be receiving her Black Panther: Wakanda Forever performance as the queen mother of Wakanda, Ramonda.
While an Academy Award For Best Actor does sound appealing, Bassett’s role in the movie is that of a supporting actress, so fans are going to have to settle for that. But hey, an Oscar nod is a nod nonetheless.
Fans Unsure Of Angela Bassett’s Oscar Nomination Prospect For Black Panther 2
It would do a world of good for MCU fans even if any of the actors from any MCU movie gets an Oscar nomination because the simple fact is no one from the franchise has ever been acknowledged for the prestigious award.
Angela Bassett‘s performance as Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever might just be the very piece of work that will fulfill the dream of every MCU fan.
But from what can be observed on Twitter, it seems like opinion is divided on the prospect of an Oscar win for a ‘popcorn’ movie, let alone the performance of a supporting actress-
She is a great actress. But nobody should be winning for popcorn movies
— no name (@bullitmcqueen28) November 4, 2022
Not all support is lost-
Bassett should be nominated. Her performance is breathtaking. Wakanda Forever is a very powerful film. Completely validates Disney’s decision not to recast Chadwick Boseman’s role so soon after his death. Turns out that was best for the cast and crew, as well as the story.
— Bob (@bobtheretired) November 3, 2022
A nod from the past-
She should have won one already have u not seen “what’s love got to do with it” she killed it as Tina turner!!!
— Panchico Matthews (@chicoMatt829) November 3, 2022
This user suggests that Iron Man should’ve won it long ago! –
Good PR move
Downey Jr should’ve been the first one long time ago
— Parrrranoid Android (@TheGoalFather10) November 4, 2022
— Artie Fufkin 📀 (@ArturFufkin) November 3, 2022
The fan opinion is truly divided-
Well Jesus it’s about time! Give that woman the award she deserves
— Kayla Battle 🐺 (@KBwolf0112) November 4, 2022
This will truly be a landmark for the MCU in its journey to cement its place in history, which it kind of already has by being the most successful movie franchise ever.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to release on November 11, 2022.