Black Panther fans rejoice! The Smithsonian African-American Museum has acquired pieces, documents, and images to be displayed in their halls. Wakanda forever!
The Smithsonian announced the news on their website and Twitter. Deadline reported, Thursday, that the items acquired include Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther costume, “a shooting script signed by Black Panther co-writer/director Ryan Coogler, producer and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, executive producer Nate Moore and co-writer/producer Joe Robert Cole; two pages of spec script; and 24 high-resolution production photographs.”
We’re excited to announce the acquisition of several objects related to @theblackpanther! 🙅🏾♀️🙅🏿♂️🙅🏿♀️🙅🏽♂️
Black Panther is the first superhero of African descent to appear in mainstream American comics.
— Smithsonian NMAAHC (@NMAAHC) June 20, 2018
The museum has chosen to celebrate the film and its impact on society, saying “The film, like the museum, provides a fuller story of black culture and identity.” They also acknowledged the history of the character, which was the first black superhero in comics, and created during the height of the civil rights movement.
There is no current timeline on the opening of the exhibit. But soon, you can visit and celebrate Black Panther’s legacy and contribution to all of our lives. And… if you have been spending your time wishing you could just get a little closer to some things Chadwick Boseman touched… now you have your chance.