Black Panther: Wakanda Forever spoilers follow.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever almost featured a scene involving Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett) and her grandson Toussaint (Divine Love Konadu-Sun) together.
Fans learn in the Marvel movie from Shuri (Letitia Wright) in a mid-credits scene that T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) had a son with Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) in secret.
While Bassett’s character was killed off during the film, the star revealed that she filmed a scene with her on-screen grandson that was ultimately cut.
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“I filmed a scene,” she said Variety. “I did, but you know – cut the room, readjust it and reshape it. What does Ramonda say? Oh, ‘Shuri, there’s something I need to tell you.’ »
She clarified: “I went to Haiti, of course. I met him, I was introduced…but he ended up on the cutting room floor,” adding that he was taken down “to make it a surprise for the audience and for Shuri. It was the right way to go. Perfect to go about it.”
Bassett added that Nakia introduces Ramonda as “Nanna” to Toussaint in the scene.
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Also in the interview, the actress reiterated her initial disappointment that her character was killed off in wakanda forever, admitting, “I wasn’t happy about that. I was not happy. I was so shocked. I was…just mortified.
“You know, it’s like they gave you the greatest gift, and they took it away from you. Part of me was like, ‘Okay, don’t say anything, be strong.’ Then the other part of me said… “I just have to let him know. That I don’t like it at all – and why? – and don’t do that.”
“The love for Ramonda was so real and sincere, but you know they always kill the heart and the soul,” she added.
Bassett previously revealed that she ‘opposed’ when she first read the script, telling director Ryan Coogler he would ‘mourn the day’, although she ultimately went along with the idea being given that many characters have returned. Avengers: Endgame after the Snap.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is now playing in cinemas around the world. The first film is broadcast on Disney+.