Black Panther Screens at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Director Ryan Coogler, costume designer Ruth Carter, and executive producer Nate Moore pose with SAF Col. (Ret.) Charles McGee, Designated Original Tuskegee Airman

Marvel Studios’ screened its latest, BLACK PANTHER, at two venues this week — the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum and The National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Black Panther is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name.

The film follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns

Rhea Combs, PhD, Museum Curator of Photography and Film at The National Museum of African American History and Culture

home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to

Director Ryan Coogler, costume designer Ruth Carter, and executive producer Nate Moore join the Washington Post’s David Betancourt in conversation

defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

“Black Panther” stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, with Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.

The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay.  Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” hits U.S. theaters on February 16, 2018.           

*Images credit Kris Conner for Marvel Studios

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