Avvertimento: Questo post contiene spoiler per Pantera nera: Wakanda per sempre, which is now playing in theaters.
Angela Bassett says an important Pantera nera: Wakanda per sempre scene featuring her character Queen Ramonda was cut “to make a surprise for the audience.”
In un'intervista a Varietà pubblicato lunedì, Bassett, 64, said that she filmed a scene for the movie with child actor Divine Love Konadu-Sun, who is introduced to Shuri (Letizia Wright) in the film’s mid-credits scene by Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o) as her and T’Challa’s (Zoey Deutch Instagram) previously unrevealed son, Toussaint.
“I filmed a scene. L'ho fatto, but you know — cutting room, readjusting and reshaping it,” Bassett told the outlet, recalling her character’s words before Namor (Tenoch Huerta) begins an attack on Wakanda. “What does Ramonda say? Oh, ‘Shuri, there’s something that I need to tell you.'”
“I went to Haiti, Certo,” Bassett said of the deleted scene, in which her character physically meets Toussaint, who Nakia explains at the end of the movie was intentionally raised away from Wakanda. “I met him, I was introduced to him… but it wound up on the cutting room floor.”
Bassett went on to clarify that the scene was cut “to make it a surprise for the audience and to Shuri” when Wright’s character meets Toussaint during the movie’s mid-credit scene.
“It was the right way to go,” she told the outlet about the decision. “Perfect to go about it.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Bassett expressed once more that she was “just mortified” when she learned of Ramonda’s death in the Pantera nera Continuazione.
“I was not happy about that,” lei disse Varietà. “I was not pleased. I was so shocked. I was… just mortified. Sai, it’s like they gave you the greatest gift, and they snatched it away.”
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“Una parte di me era come, 'Va bene, non dire niente, be strong.’ Then the other part of me was like… ‘I just got to let [direttore Ryan Coogler] sapere. That I don’t like this at all — and why? — and don’t do this,’ ” lei disse.
“The love for Ramonda was so real and heartfelt, but you know — they always kill the heart and soul,” Bassett added of the character’s death.
“I objected. ero come, ‘Ryan, cosa fai? Come mai? You will rue the day! You will rue the demise of [Ramonda]. People are gonna be so upset,’ ” lei disse. “Era come, ‘Angela, lo so, lo so, but look, to die is not really to die in this world. It doesn’t really have to mean that.’ ”
About possibly returning in future Marvel movies, lei ha aggiunto, “All kinds of crazy things happen.”