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Smithsonian Adds ‘Black Panther’ Movie Props to its Collection (Video)

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In case you Black Panther fans weren’t quite over the hype, there’s now another reason to get excited. Buzz60’s Natasha Abellard has the story.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is expanding at a relentless pacefive new additions hit screens worldwide in the last 12 months alone (not counting Deadpool 2, which has its own mini universe), and another, Ant-Man and the Wasp, is on the way this coming weekend. One Marvel movie from earlier this year, however, was unmistakably unique in its tone, ambition and artistic originality. That film was the wildly popular Black Panther, helmed by African-American director Ryan Coogler and starring a dynamic ensemble of black actors including Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B. Jordan.

Marvel movie mavens were first introduced to the dignified leader King T’Challa, played by Chadwick Boseman, in Captain America: Civil War, in which he acceded to the Wakandan throne following the assassination of his father T’Chaka. This was also the first chance viewers got to see T’Challa sport his form-fitting, pointy-eared panther suit (or habit, as it’s known to fans of the comics), during a high-octane chase along busy Romanian roadways.

SmithsonianMag, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com,, June 27, 2018

Video by Buzz60/Natasha Abellard

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