‘Black Panther’: New Marvel Characters That Will Show Up

Black Panther is set to introduce a slew of new characters to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While star Chadwick Boseman already made his debut as the titular hero in Captain America: Civil War, there are plenty more figures from the world of Wakanda that we have yet to meet.

As the movie inches closer to its release, the studio is dropping more details (and some stunning photos) on the film’s supporting players. These figures will help Boseman’s T’Challa (aka the Black Panther) as he becomes king of Wakanda following his father’s tragic death in Civil War.

Below, take a closer look at several of the new Marvel characters that will show up in Black Panther:

1. Ramonda

A trio of women in shawls talk with a man in Black Panther

Angela Bassett as Ramonda in Black Panther. | Marvel

Angela Bassett dons white hair to play Ramonda, the former queen and mother of the king (seen above, center). After T’Challa takes over the throne, she often acts as an advisor to him, delivering advice on everything from his country to his love life.

“[T’Challa] has to look to her for some of the answers of what his father might want or might do. She may not be exactly right all the time, but she definitely has insights,” Boseman told Entertainment Weekly of the character, also adding, “She is the queen mother. And she’s that for not just him, but for everybody.”

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