'Black Panther 2' star Angela Bassett lets slip about a major costume change in sequel on 'The Tonight Show'
Marvel Studios is all set to kickstart Phase 4 with 'Black Widow' and has already announced the list of flicks it has planned until 2021. Fans have been eagerly waiting for updates on some much-anticipated sequels and were in for a surprise treat when 'Black Panther' star, Angela Bassett let a major secret slip
Bassett who plays Queen Ramonda of Wakanda played an integral part in 'Black Panther' and will reprise her role in the sequel. She appeared in the latest episode of 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'.
When Fallon asked her about how the movie was shaping up, she replied, "Going along, coming along. Amazing. Absolutely." Fallon then puts out a spoiler saying, "You were telling me backstage that they decided to change the costume of Black Panther." That's when Bassett exclaimed: "Jimmy... I was telling you that in confidence! I cannot!"
This piece of news comes as a major update considering Marvel has remained absolutely tight-lipped about divulging details on any of the upcoming releases. Very little is known about 'Black Panther 2', but what we can expect is how Wakanda dealt with Thanos' (Josh Brolin) snap. Fans have heavily speculated that T'Challa/ Black Panther (Chadwick Aaron Boseman) will face-off against Namor. Especially after the underwater earthquake tease in 'Avengers: Endgame'.
Should Namor be the villain, then there is also a possibility of the plot being borrowed from the comic storyline, 'Rise of the Black Panther #2', by Evan Narcisse and Javier Pina. The comic follows T'Challa's rise to the throne and his first encounter with Namor.
According to the issue, the duo share a lot in common despite personalities that are as contrasting as they can get. After an initial head-butting, they end up working together to solve the mystery of Wakanda's missing citizens and a rogue Atlantean who wants to usurp his king. Again, this is just pure speculation, but it would be pretty damn cool to see this happen.
Bassett, Boseman, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, and Letitia Wright are expected to reprise their roles. 'Black Panther' is written and directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther 2 and is scheduled to be released in theaters on May 6, 2022.