By Barbara Esinam Bonney
The Ghana National Folklore Board has indicated its decision to haul Marvel Studio to court over the Black Panther movie which premiered in 2018 and became the highest grossing superhero movie of all time in North America.
According to Nana Adjoa Adobea, the acting director of the board, Marvel Studios were supposed to have sought permission under copyright laws before using Ghana’s popularly celebrated traditional fabric, the Kente in some scenes in the movie.
“With regards to Black Panther, you know there was a lot of kente. Adinkra
symbols also featured heavily in the movie. So, they are all part of the foreign
claims that we intend to take upon,” Nana Adjoa Adobea said in an interview with
Winston Amoah on Sunrise, 3FM’s morning magazine show.
The country is yet to write officially to Marvel Studios concerning the issue.