AceShowbiz - Items from superhero blockbuster "Black Panther" are heading to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.
The display will include leading star Chadwick Boseman's costume and a script signed by director Ryan Coogler, producer and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, among others.
"(The film and collection) illustrates the progression of blacks in film, an industry that in the past has overlooked blacks, or (relegated) them to flat, one-dimensional and marginalized figures," reads a message from museum bosses. "The film, like the museum, provides a fuller story of black culture and identity."
We're excited to announce the acquisition of several objects related to @theblackpanther! 🙅🏾♀️🙅🏿♂️🙅🏿♀️🙅🏽♂️— Smithsonian NMAAHC (@NMAAHC) June 20, 2018
Black Panther is the first superhero of African descent to appear in mainstream American comics.
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A date for the exhibition's launch has yet to be announced.
"Black Panther" was the first black superhero to be featured in mainstream comics, with the Marvel character created in the 1960s, during the U.S. civil rights movement.