Black Panther Is Coming To The Smithsonian!

Black Panther's is coming to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

The museum announced that it will display the costume worn by star Chadwick Boseman and designed by Oscar-nominated designer Ruth E. Carter from October 24th to October 27th, during its first African American Film Festival.

 

Black Panther is the first superhero of African descent to appear in mainstream American comics, and the film itself is the first major cinematic production based on the character,” the museum says. “Black Pantherillustrates the progression of blacks in film, an industry that in the past has overlooked blacks, or regulated them to flat, one-dimensional and marginalized figures. The film, like the museum, provides a fuller story of black culture and identity.”

Along with Boseman’s costume, the museum will feature a shooting script signed by co-writer and director Ryan Coogler, producer and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, executive producer Nate Moore, and co-writer and producer Joe Robert Cole. Attendees will also be able to see two pages of the spec script and 24 high-resolution production photographs. The Smithsonian also reports that it’s in the final stages of making the costume exhibit a permanent one in the museum.

Source: The Verge

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