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Angela Bassett joins the cast of Marvel's "Black Panther"

Angela Bassett has signed on to join the cast of "Black Panther," among the slew of Marvel movies to film in Atlanta, the studio announced.

She will play Ramonda, mother of T’Challa, aka Black Panther. Chadwick Boseman stars in the title role. His character debuted in Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War," which also filmed in Atlanta. (Other Marvel projects that have filmed here or will include "Ant-Man," "Spider-Man: Homecoming," "Guardians of the Galaxy 2," "The Avengers: Infinity War" and "Ant-Man and the Wasp."

"Black Panther" will be directed by Ryan Coogler, known for  “Fruitvale Station” and “Creed.”). The cast includes "Creed" star Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong’o, "The Walking Dead" cast member Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke and Florence Kasumba. The film is due out in February 2018.

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