Angela Bassett Satisfyingly Agrees To Cast Luther Star For Black Panther Films

Following Angela Bassett's recent historic win for Marvel as Best Supporting Actress at the 80th Golden Globe Awards, as well as another major nomination from the SAG Awards to continue her reign as Black Panther's Queen Ramonda, the actress has agreed on her co-star's campaign to add another star to make the Black Panther film series more remarkable.

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During her chat with E! News, Bassett echoed the statement of her co-star Lupita Nyong about having Luther star Idris Elba onboard for the Black Panther series. The 9-1-1 star was asked what her Black Panther dream casting was and, without hesitation, replied, “Oh, if I could… Yeah, I second that notion. [Elba]”

Elba rose to fame after becoming one of the few actors to play a major role in both a Marvel and a DC movie. To follow his role as Heimdall in the MCU's Thor movies beginning in 2011, he assumed a DCU role as the mercenary Bloodsport in The Suicide Squad (2021). Since then, fans have been waiting for his return to any of the superhero franchises.

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In August, Fandango's Erik Davis revealed on Twitter that Elba is expected to make his comeback within the DC universe; despite not disclosing any more intimate details, the actor said he had something big going on in the DCEU.

“NEW: I just spoke with Idris Elba about his new film Beast. I asked what we’ll see him in next - a Marvel project or DC, and he said DC. He said he’s got a really big thing cooking for DC right now. Full interviews for BEAST will drop soon & my reaction drops tonight,” Davis wrote.

But with Letitia Wright’s recent promising update about the Black Panther 3, casting for the third installment might be up for discussion, and with Elba’s name being thrown around by these major stars, fans can only hope that the studios will listen to their outcry.

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“I think it's already in the works [Black Panther 3]. You know we just had a terrific two years of bringing it out, and just everybody just coming together to support it. We need a little bit of a break. We need to regroup and Ryan [Coogler] needs to get back into the lab. so it's going to take awhile, but [I'm] really excited for you guys to see that.” shared Wright.

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever arrives on Disney+ on February 1, 2023.

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