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Things We Saw Today: These Brilliant Activists Are Registering Voters at Black Panther Screenings

Poster for Marvel's "Black Panther" Image credit: Marvel Entertainment and Walt Disney Studios

Sorry I’m not sorry for all the Black Panther news this weekend, folks.

The Electoral Justice Project, a branch of the Movement for Black Lives, has launched a #WakandaTheVote initiative, taking advantage of the record-breaking crowds at Black Panther in order to register black voters for the 2018 elections.

“We know that for some it’s a superhero movie, but we know that the world we deserve is still waiting to be built — and we want to build it!” said organizers Kayla Reed and Jessica Byrd to “This upcoming spring and November 2018 midterm elections are an important step in building that new world, and we want to take every opportunity to engage our communities in the conversation of electoral justice.” You can read more about their efforts over at Blavity.

  • NBC has hired openly gay figure skater Adam Rippon as a correspondent for the rest of the PyeongChang Olympic Games. (via CNN)
  • Mattel has announced a Barbie doll based on Alicia Vikander’s Tomb Raider (via IGN)
  • The box office for Black Panther is truly ludicrous. With an approximately $192 million haul through Sunday, it will likely rake in an astounding $218 million by the end of the holiday weekend Monday. That would leave it with the second-best Marvel opening weekend ever, (via Collider)
  • We’re getting a new LEGO set based on Hogwarts Castle from Harry Potter! (via /Film)
  • We’re also getting a new LEGO set based on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. It’s a wealth of LEGO riches. (via Nerdist)

That’s all I’ve got for today, TMSers. What’d you see out there?

(Featured image: Marvel Entertainment and Walt Disney Studios)

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