Entertainment Movies Angela Bassett Says There Have Been '5 Incarnations' of a 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' Script "I hear another one's coming," the actress told Entertainment Tonight of the latest storyline By Nicholas Rice Nicholas Rice Instagram Twitter Nicholas Rice is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE Magazine. He began working with the brand as an Editorial Intern in early 2020, before later transitioning to a freelance role, and then staff positions soon after. Nicholas writes and edits anywhere between 7 to 9 stories per day on average for PEOPLE, spanning across each vertical the brand covers. Nicholas has previous work experience with Billboard, POPSUGAR, Bustle and Elite Daily. When not working, Nicholas can be found playing with his 5 dogs, listening to pop music or eating mozzarella sticks. People Editorial Guidelines Published on July 8, 2021 08:13 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Marvel. Photo: Marvel Angela Bassett says production on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is ever-changing. While speaking with Entertainment Tonight Wednesday, the 62-year-old actress opened up about what's been going on the behind the scenes of the sequel to 2018's Black Panther, which began filming late last month. "I don't know what it's going to look like at all," Bassett, who stars as Queen Ramonda, said of her return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. "There have been about five incarnations of the script and I hear another one's coming." "Of course, with our dear king [Chadwick Boseman] going on to glory, a lot of things had to be shifted and changed," she continued. "So thankfully, [director] Ryan [Coogler] and [writer] Joe Robert Cole, they're just such masterful storytellers that they've found a way into this world and hopefully it will be satisfying, I think, for the fans and it will be honorable of our Chad." "We love our king," Bassett added of the actor, who died last year at age 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever — Marvel Reveals Title of Anticipated Sequel and Release Date Black Panther (2018). Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed to Variety on June 29 that production on the Black Panther sequel was officially underway, with filming beginning that very day at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta. Feige, 48, told the outlet that starting production on the film is "clearly very emotional without" Boseman. "But everyone is also very excited to bring the world of Wakanda back to the public and back to the fans," he said. "We're going to do it in a way that would make Chad proud." Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Marvel Studios revealed the name of the sequel (along with several other new movies) with a clip celebrating the studio's films in May. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is a fitting title for the film in the works as the most popular phrase from the franchise, famously said by the late Boseman's King T'Challa as a respectful salute and rallying cry before heading into battle. During Disney's Investor Day in December, Feige announced that in Boseman's honor, his titular role as the Wakandan superhero would not be recast. Instead, the latest installment "will explore the world of Wakanda & the rich characters introduced in the first film," Disney said in a statement. RELATED VIDEO: Angela Bassett Says Chadwick Boseman Was 'Incredible': We Should 'Take a Page Out of His Book' Bassett previously spoke about Boseman's legacy while chatting with PEOPLE (the TV Show!) in October. There, the Gunpowder Milkshake star told PEOPLE that the late actor's "spirit remains with us." "[He was] truly, truly one of the most incredible individuals that I have ever had the opportunity to meet and work with," she said. "He was diligent, professional, kind — he was there." Bassett added that he had "a ready laugh" and worked "diligently" on his character of T'Challa, who she described as "his ministry." "If we could just take a page out of his book, all of us would be even greater," she said at the time. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will hit theaters on July 8, 2022.