Items from Atlanta-filmed ‘Black Panther’ headed to Smithsonian

Historical artifacts tend to be placed in a museum at some point. Why should Wakandan artifacts be any different?

Objects from the Atlanta-filmed “Black Panther” movie will find a new home at the National Museum of African History and Culture, a Smithsonian Institution museum in  Washington, D.C. A costume worn by star Chadwick Boseman, a script signed by director Ryan Coogler and production photos are a few of the items moving to the museum.

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Several Atlanta locations have already played home to the technological dreamworld. Vulcan Materials Co. in Stockbridge, the High Museum of Art, Pinewood Studios and Tyler Perry Studios were some of the filming locations.

Film settings aren’t the only notable aspect of the movie. The superhero film broke many barriers earlier this year as Marvel’s first film with a black lead and by bringing in over $1 billion at the box office.

With it being so groundbreaking, museum representatives believe “Black Panther” is an important aspect of black culture.

“Black Panther illustrates 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,” museum representatives said.

Objects from the movie will be on display in October as part of the Smithsonian African Film Festival. 

The movie is out now on DVD, so you can bring it to your home screen and Wakanda can truly live forever.

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