We *NEED* to talk about how flipping great the cast is for Black Panther.
I mean, Chadwick Boseman, Forest Whitaker and Michael B Jordon are pretty ridiculously good on their own, but they’ve also squished in another four of my favourites.
Angela Bassett, who is insanely fierce and fabulous in American Story. I watched a bit of Hotel with my boyfriend and was like “I don’t know if I want her to adopt me or marry me’ and he was like yeah I get that. She’s fantastic.
Danai Gurira, who is also fantastically fierce and fabulous, but also adds this vulnerable edge to her character in The Walking Dead that is just perfection. She is one of the few characters in the show that I still actively give a shit about.
Daniel Kaluuya, who I knew from yearsss ago when he was WRITING OR A TV SHOW when he was just a teenager. Hello, talent. He’s also a pretty great actor too, and showcases this brilliantly in one of the finest episodes episodes of Black Mirror.
And last but certainly not least, there’s Lupita NYong’o. Beautiful, talented, smart, made us all cry buckets in 12 Years a Slave and dresses like an edgy Disney Princess with the colour setting turned up. What’s not to love?
I know I said I was falling out of love with Marvel movies, but I will absolutely be seeing this film and I shall be draining in all of the talent and beauty in sheer awe.