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BLACK PANTHER’s Costume Is Going to the Smithsonian

BLACK PANTHER’s Costume Is Going to the Smithsonian

Earlier this year, director Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther movie struck a chord with audiences around the world and quickly became a cultural phenomenon. Even Avengers: Infinity War hasn’t been able to catch up with Black Panther‘s nearly $700 million domestic haul. Now, The Smithsonian is celebrating Black Panther‘s success by displaying Chadwick Boseman‘s costume as part of its first-ever African American Film Festival.

Via the Smithsonian, the Black Panther costume on display will be the one Boseman wore in Captain America: Civil War and the early part of the Black Panther film. Black Panther’s outfit was given an upgrade during his solo movie, but that particular costume won’t be a part of this exhibit. Fans hoping to see the original suit will have to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. during the aforementioned film festival, which will take place from October 24 to October 27.

That’s an extremely short window of time to catch a glimpse of movie history. However, Smithsonian magazine notes that the museum is “currently finalizing plans to exhibit the Black Panther costume on a permanent basis.” Additionally, The Smithsonian has also acquired a signed Black Panther shooting script and a few pages from the spec script, as well as a number of pictures from behind-the-scenes that document the making of the movie.

Are you excited to see Black Panther’s costume potentially receive a permanent place at The Smithsonian? What other costumes from the film would you like to see up close? Let us know in the comment section below!

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