At 58, Oscar-nominated actress Angela Bassett has played a wide range of roles and now she’s set to be part of the ground breaking new movie, Black Panther, the first Marvel Comic book movie to feature a black super hero.
"It’s thrilling you know, it’s all new to me, the whole super hero and huge franchise [movies],” said Bassett. “It was cast from actors from all over the globe. I think that fans have been asking for it, looking for it, expecting it, and you’re going to be satisfied," Bassett told NBC News.
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The movie is slated to hit theaters next year and casts Bassett as mother of superhero T’Challa, the Black Panther. Bassett co-stars with Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, and Lupita Nyong'o.
She was also recently cast in another big franchise movie: Mission Impossible 6.
"That’s another one. I’m like what’s going on? I love it, it’s thrilling," said Bassett.