The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “Black Panther” is shaping up to be a phenomenon at the box office — but it’s already made a pretty astonishing impression on critics. As of the Wednesday, Feb. 14, the comic book flick has earned a 98 percent Certified Fresh score on review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes, the highest ever for any superhero movie, period. Rotten Tomatoes currently has 148 reviews tallied for “Black Panther,” with only three being marked as “rotten” by their authors.
'The Commuter' star discusses his role in 'Watchmen' and playing a villain ahead of his 'Aquaman' debut.
“Justice League” had a lot of enemies: a looming corporate merger, a family tragedy, an internal clash between light and dark themes. Specifically, the weird, computer-generated look of his face — just one byproduct of the film’s rushed schedule. Here, according to insiders, is the story of how “Justice League” just ran out of time. Despite the assembled might of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Aquaman, and The Flash, “Justice League” opened well below studio expectations, at $96 million. It’s easy to forget now, but the disappointment of “Justice League” began with success.
Actor Joe Manganiello dropped a juicy “Justice League” leftover this Thanksgiving weekend — a first-look image of himself as DC Comics villain Deathstroke. In a late Friday upload with no caption, Manganiello shared a still from the final post-credits scene of Zack Snyder’s superhero bonanza.
Warning: There are light spoilers for “Justice League” ahead. You may have missed it, but that burglar Batman (Ben Affleck) fights in the opening scene of “Justice League” was “Mindhunter” star Holt McCallany, and the actor said the scene was originally much more comedic than the version that ended up in theaters. “My scene with Batman was originally conceived as a comedic scene,” McCallany told Men’s Fitness in a recent interview.
The so-called DC Extended Universe of connected DC Comics movies continues on this week with “Justice League,” Warner Bros. big superhero teamup movie featuring the likes of Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Aquaman and, yes, Superman. One of those ways, notably, is that “Justice League” is a departure from DC movie tradition in that it features both a mid-credits scene and a post-credits scene that teases the future of the DCEU. After the credits we get an actual tease for a future DCEU movie. We see that Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg), who was referenced but never appeared in the main movie, has escaped from his imprisonment, leaving a decoy behind in his place who laughs hysterically when a guard discovers him.
“Justice League” sees the team-up of some of DC Comics’ greatest heroes, so it makes sense that they need a villain to match — along with a threat to destroy the world to get everyone’s attention. In “Justice League,” he’s after three objects known as the “Mother Boxes,” which have some insane power under their control. A lot of time is spent in the movie discussing the Mother Boxes, but if you’re not up on your DC Comics lore, you might find yourself scratching your head a bit.
Patty Jenkins' acclaimed DC movie has now beaten the final haul of previous record-holder, 'Spider-Man.'