Just when the thought Marvel’s Black Panther cast couldn’t get any blacker and beautiful – Angela Bassett joins the star-studded cast!

The legendary actress will play the mother of T’Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), the prince of the African nation of Wakanda, who must take over the throne after his father’s murder.

Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, and Danai Gurira, and Forest Whitaker will also star in the film directed by Ryan Coogler.

Black Panther is slated to begin production at the top of 2017 and is scheduled to open in theaters on February 16, 2018.

Yes, yes, and more yes!