‘People are gonna be so upset’: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Star Angela Bassett Fuels Return Rumors in Black Panther 3

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SPOILER ALERT: This article contains spoilers about Black Panther: Wakanda Forever!


Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was an emotional roller coaster through and through, and not only because of the tribute the film pays to the late actor, Chadwick Boseman but also due to the brilliant way new characters are introduced and old ones are integrated, thereby bringing the plot together rather impeccably.

Angela Bassett
Angela Bassett

Although the action scenes of the film are extremely gripping, the emotional moments from the script caught the attention of the audience just the same. And one such scene ended up breaking the heart of the audience as fans bid farewell to the Wakandan Queen following her tragic demise in the movie. However, Angela Bassett, the actress who plays the character of Ramonda, recently teased fans with the possibility of her revival to the MCU, even after her death in Wakanda Forever. and it’s surely something to hold onto.


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Angela Bassett hints towards the possible return of Ramonda

In a recent interview with IndieWire, Angela Bassett talked about the role of the Wakandan Queen that she played in Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther 2 as she acknowledged the director for his work on the film.

“He’s extremely clear on the story and what he’s doing,” Bassett said in reference to Coogler’s work ethic. “But the way he carries himself around the cast and the crew. It’s so collaborative”


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Angela Bassett as Queen Ramonda in Black Panther
Bassett addresses the alleged possibility of Ramonda’s return

The Golden Globe award-winning actress mentioned that initially, she hadn’t been completely on board with the idea of her character’s death in Wakanda Forever, claiming that Ramonda’s end would seriously “upset” the audience. However, when Coogler reassured her by explaining how her character’s death doesn’t necessarily mean she won’t ever come back, Bassett gradually got the grip of the whole thing.

“I objected. Yeah, I was like, ‘Ryan, what are you doing? Why? You will rue the day! You will rue the demise of [Ramonda]. People are gonna be so upset.’ He was like, ‘Angela, I know, I know, but look, to die is not really to die in this world. It doesn’t really have to mean that.'”

And though this cryptic statement doesn’t totally confirm the return of T’Challa and Shuri’s mother, it definitely does spark hope with regard to it.


Ramonda might just return to the MCU despite her death in Wakanda Forever 

The Wakandan Queen died a hero.

During the time of Namor’s brutal attack on the kingdom of Wakanda, Riri Williams, aka, Ironheart was this close to becoming a victim of the war, but before that could happen, Ramonda saved Dominique Thorn’s character but sadly enough, ended up drowning in the process. And that ultimately compelled Letitia Wright‘s Shuri to take over the title of Black Panther.

Although Ramonda’s passing away was a heavy blow to the Marvel fandom, and as it is, most of them were still grieving the death of Boseman and his character. However, this new revelation that Bassett has made about her character’s possible return, albeit mysterious and quite ambiguous, is still very much relieving.


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Black Panther 2
Bassett as Queen Ramonda in Black Panther 2

One of the most significant examples of superheroes coming back to the MCU is that of Avengers: Endgame, wherein a plethora of characters were brought back to life with a mere snap of the Infinity Gauntlet. And after Coogler mentioned how Ramonda’s death doesn’t necessarily have to be permanent, the Black Panther star took solace in the fact that the same way a number of characters have died and been resuscitated, not only in Endgame but throughout Marvel’s history, Ramonda’s future wouldn’t be all bleak either.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is now out in cinemas.


Source: The Direct

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