It appears Black Panther star Angela Bassett’s husband, Courtney B. Vance, has not only confirmed an upcoming sequel is in the works, but has revealed an important detail that fans have been wondering about since rumors of a part two began.
While walking the red carpet of Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, Entertainment Tonight asked Bassett if the entire cast would return for the sequel, to which she replied, “I would assume so.”
Vance then took it a step further, confirming Michael B. Jordan’s character, Killmonger, would also be making a return.
“Yes, just go ahead and say it, yes! Everyone will be there, including Michael B.!”
Killmonger died after an epic battle with T’Challa in the Oscar-nominated film, but he will apparently make his return through the magic of the Marvel universe.
Vance went on to praise his wife’s film, saying, “I just like the way it changed society. It was all about Wakanda forever. And those kind of films, when they come around you’ve got to lift them up … For me, that movie changed society, so give it what it’s due.”
Bassett added, “A movie of this style, it has a hard time. It’s accepted by the audiences, of course, it’s a global sensation, all of that, but the award [shows] tend to push them to the side. But it’s such a well-crafted, well-made, beautiful story—big moments, big themes and I think it’s so utterly worthy.”
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.