Chadwick Boseman is perhaps best known for his work as an actor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. Black Panther which was released in 2018 to rave reviews from critics and fans. It was a symbol of pride and appreciation for the black community around the world, and it’s just been reinvigorated with a follow-up sequel.
Regardless of what anyone has to say about Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the fact remains that it did well to honor its former lead in the film, the same honors were also bestowed at the film’s premiere by cast members and Ryan Coogler himself. The franchise has also carved out a place in history with its latest achievement.
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Black Panther costume introduces you to African American history and culture
If earning a sequel to its first film and being loved by fans wasn’t enough, the Black Panther film franchise continued to cement its hold on African American culture with an acclaimed achievement.
Chadwick Boseman must be credited for the amazing performance he put on in Black Panther and several other MCU movies. In a tragic turn of events, the actor died two years after the film’s release in his battle with colon cancer, and the entire African American community as well as MCU fans mourned his death.
But his legacy will live on forever, it seems, as the costume he wore in Ryan Coogler’s most popular work is about to go on display at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) located in Washington, DC, USA.
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The costume will be exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution museum located on the National Mall in the American capital, it will be part of the exhibition entitled Afrofuturism: A History of Black Futures which should be held in March next year.
The official NMAAHC Twitter account posted a tweet on the platform, stating-
“On March 24, 2023, our museum will open a major and thought-provoking exhibit, ‘Afrofuturism: A History of Black Futures’. One of the highlights of this new exhibit will be the #Black Panther hero costume worn by the late Chadwick Boseman, pictured here. #NMAAHCFutures”
On March 24, 2023, our museum will open a large, thought-provoking exhibition, “Afrofuturism: A History of Black Futures”.
One of the highlights of this new exhibition will be the #Black Panther hero costume worn by the late Chadwick Boseman, pictured here. #NMAAHCFutures pic.twitter.com/F3egfe3kGw
—Smithsonian NMAAHC (@NMAAHC) November 9, 2022
If that’s not enough to cement Black Panther in African American history, besides being a great movie, then there’s nothing else that will.
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Black Panther is already entrenched in African American culture in the United States, and it’s one of the many reasons fans hold the film in such high regard as one of the best MCU films of all time. .
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Fans were just as happy to hear that the original Black Panther The suit was getting its heirloom preserved by being on display in one of America’s top Smithsonian museums –
I LOVE IT
—Rod Jennings (@RodJennings3) November 11, 2022
Remembering the man behind the mask-
Boseman certainly fulfilled that better. Beyond that, what a waste…so thank you for doing this.
— MNobbiee (@MNobbiee) November 10, 2022
It sure looks amazing! –
It’s amazing to see it in person pic.twitter.com/OUPnxLHA6S
—Lance Hill (@FutureLance) November 10, 2022
It’s drugs. I would definitely make a trip to see this.
— Beau_Nel (@NellyRoc_81380) November 10, 2022
—Robin Phillips (@robinriesa) November 11, 2022
Fans will wonder if the sequel can also achieve the same success as its predecessor. There’s only one way to find out, to see the film for yourself!
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is currently showing at your nearest major cinema.
Source: Black Enterprise