If there’s one death in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that preceded an actor’s actual death, it’s the death of T’Challa at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. He eventually comes back to life after Thanos’ instantaneous effect is reversed, but is later confirmed in Black Panther: Wakanda forever‘s synopsis that he finally died.
King T’Challa’s death remained ambiguous, and that was something that the Wakanda Kingdom wasn’t able to handle very well. Black Panther’s mourner, who is also her son in the film, is Angela Bassett’s Ramonda, and the actress is being praised for stealing the show in Wakanda forever.
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Angela Bassett’s Performance in Black Panther 2 Could Win Her an Oscar
One of the MCU’s biggest fan reservations has nothing to do with the franchise, but more about how such a big box office franchise was never able to earn an Oscar nomination for one of its actors, let alone win one. .
MCU fans have been pushing hard and long for one of their biggest idols, Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr., to rightfully claim the prestigious Best Actor Oscar. It’s been a constant request since the MCU picked up the pace on a path to franchise success in the early 2010s.
But fans might finally get a taste of the sweetness of an Oscar win, and they’ll have to wish Black Panther: Wakanda Forever starring Angela Bassett.
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Bassett plays T’Challa’s grieving mother in the 2018 sequel Black Pantherwho must also take responsibility for leading his people and defending Wakanda against outside forces.
The What’s love got to do with it the actress, a film for which she was last nominated at the Oscars, will have to bet on how the members of the Academy will receive her Black Panther: Wakanda Forever performance as Queen Mother of Wakanda, Ramonda.
Although a Best Actor Oscar sounds appealing, Bassett’s role in the film is that of a supporting actress, so fans are going to have to make do with that. But hey, a nod to the Oscars is still a nod.
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Fans Unsure About Angela Bassett’s Oscar Nomination Prospect For Black Panther 2
It would do MCU fans a lot of good even if any actor from any MCU movie gets an Oscar nomination, because the simple fact is that no one from the franchise has ever been recognized for the prestigious award.
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Angela Bassett’s performance as Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever just might be the very job that will make every MCU fan’s dream come true.
But from what can be observed on Twitter, it seems that opinion is divided on the prospect of an Oscar victory for a “popcorn” movie, let alone a performance by an actress from support-
She’s a great actress. But no one should win for popcorn movies
— no name (@bullitmcqueen28) November 4, 2022
All support is not lost-
Bassett should be named. His performance is breathtaking. Wakanda Forever is a very powerful film. Completely validates Disney’s decision not to recast the role of Chadwick Boseman so soon after his death. Turns out it was better for the cast and crew, as well as the story.
— Bob (@bobtheretired) November 3, 2022
A nod to the past-
She should have won one by now if you hadn’t seen “what love has to do with it” she killed it as Tina Turner!!!
— Panchico Matthews (@chicoMatt829) November 3, 2022
This user suggests that Iron Man should have won a long time ago! –
Good PR move
Downey Jr should have been the first a long time ago
— Parrrranoid Android (@TheGoalFather10) November 4, 2022
— Artie Fufkin 📀 (@ArturFufkin) November 3, 2022
Fan opinion is really divided-
Well Jesus, it was about time! Give this woman the prize she deserves
— Battle of Kayla 🐺 (@KBwolf0112) November 4, 2022
This will truly be a milestone for the MCU on its journey to cement its place in history, which it kind of already has by being the most successful movie franchise of all time.
Black Panther: Wakanda Still is set to release on November 11, 2022.