T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) rakes in the dough, in the movie and at the box office as "Black Panther" marches on.

T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) rakes in the dough, in the movie and at the box office as "Black Panther" marches on.

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The wait is almost over. Marvel Studios announced Tuesday that the home entertainment release of Black Panther will be next month.

Black Panther will be available digitally on May 8. The physical release and On Demand will follow on May 15.

In the film, Prince T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) returns home to technologically advanced Wakanda after his father's death. Except there are challenges, physical and mental, to the throne, and the world's safety is at stake when the nation's rich and precious resources -- mostly unknown to the outside world -- are threatened by American Erik "Killmonger" Stevens (played in a standout villainous turn by Michael B. Jordan).

All hail the king: 'Black Panther' poised to rule box office with pride (A)

Since its February release, the film has become the third-biggest domestic release of all time ($665 million). It's brought in more than $1 billion worldwide and is still knocking on Titanic's door to get to No. 1. Critics lauded the film and fans agreed, many seeing it more than once. 

Expect more records to be bent when the movie comes to home entertainment. As of 2015, Frozen was the bestselling DVD and Blu-ray of the last decade, according to Official Charts Company.

The physical release will have expected features such as deleted scenes (more Okoye!) and outtakes. "From Page to Screen"  is a roundtable discussion about the project, including insights from director Ryan Coogler. Coogler will also introduce the film on the Blu-ray release. Featurettes include ones about the women of Wakanda and a peek at the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp

"In the World Wakanda Tourism Ads" will be only available on the digital release.

For the super fans, there's "The Multiscreen Edition" and the 4K UHD Collector's Edition. Both come complete with a digital copy.

Advertisements to reserve a copy of the upcoming release were spotted as early as late February. Just a note: Don't let your crown fall off when you grab yours.

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