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  • ‘Black Panther’ Rips Apart Box Office Records: 3-Day Opening Rises To $194M+; 4-Day At $223M+

    02/18/2018 4:36:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Deadline Holywood ^ | February 18, 2018 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    Sunday, 12:31AM: Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther is even more ferocious than ever imagined. Late night estimates (not from Disney) indicate that T’Challa is headed to $194M over three-days after a super Saturday night between $66.8M-$68M which is only 11% down from Friday on the high-end. Also if you back out $25.2M Thursday previews from Friday’s $76.4M, Saturday’s business is still technically +33%. So that means business for Black Panther wasn’t front-loaded. Four-day figures remain a wild forecast for many analysts: They’re certain that Black Panther is expected to clear $220M, but he could fly as high as $230M. Projections at this...
  • The First Marvel Movie Superhero Was Black

    02/15/2018 5:40:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | February 15, 2018 | Ira Madison III
    In 1998, exactly twenty years before Black Panther, the first Marvel Comics superhero made its theatrical debut. It was the vampire known as Blade. And he was black. To be fair, there had been a handful of films based on Marvel properties before this—but 1944’s Captain America was a black-and-white serial film, 1989’s The Punisher and 1990’s Captain America were both direct-to-DVD, 1994’s Fantastic Four was never released, and though it’s a cult classic, the less said about 1986’s Howard the Duck, the better.
  • White parents agonizing over whether to allow their children to wear a Black Panther [tr]

    02/15/2018 5:23:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 14, 2018 | Abigail Miller
    Black Panther comes roaring into theaters Thursday, and along with it comes merchandise and costumes for adults and children alike. But as thousands of parents prepare to take their children to see the film, which is expected to rake it in at the box office, some white parents have been left wondering about how to approach the subject of race. White parents are trying to make sure they are not culturally appropriating when they take their children to see Black Panther over the weekend, especially if those children want to dress up like the main character - superhero T'Challa, AKA...
  • Marvel Misses Another Easy Opportunity for LGBTQ Representation With Black Panther

    02/13/2018 6:38:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    IO9 Gizmodo ^ | February 12, 2018 | Charles Pulliam-Moore
    In Ta-Nehisi Coates, Roxane Gay, and Yona Harvey’s most recent runs on Black Panther and World of Wakanda, Ayo and Aneka—two of the Dora Milaje—are lovers who play a pivotal role in the civil uprising that occurs at a time when Wakanda’s society is on the brink of collapse. Given the amount of screen time given to the squad of warrior women in Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther, one of the biggest questions about the film has been whether it would at all incorporate any elements of Ayo’s (Florence Kasumba) sexuality, or even the idea that queer women were a part...
  • 'Black Panther' Now Tracking for Massive $165M U.S. Debut

    02/13/2018 3:24:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | February 12, 2018 | Pamela McClintock
    The forecast keeps getting better and better for Disney and Marvel Studios' Black Panther, which opens in North America on Friday. Hollywood's leading tracking service, NRG, on Monday revised its opening weekend estimate to $165 million or more, according to sources with access to tracking. That's for the four-day Presidents Day weekend.
  • Black Panther is for film what Barack Obama was for the presidency

    02/11/2018 6:13:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 96 replies
    CNN ^ | February 9, 2018 | Issac Bailey
    For a few hours starting next weekend, black America will exhale, something it has not done since the Republican Party chose as its presidential nominee a man who rose to national political prominence on open bigotry and 58% of white voters made him President. For a few hours, it will be a veritable black American holiday, a kind of revival in the middle of Black History Month and the second year of the Donald Trump era.
  • The Revolutionary Power Of Black Panther: Marvel’s new movie marks a major milestone

    02/08/2018 7:39:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Time ^ | February 8, 2018 | Jamil Smith
    The first movie I remember seeing in a theater had a black hero. Lando Calrissian, played by Billy Dee Williams, didn’t have any superpowers, but he ran his own city. That movie, the 1980 Star Wars sequel The Empire Strikes Back, introduced Calrissian as a complicated human being who still did the right thing. That’s one reason I grew up knowing I could be the same. If you are reading this and you are white, seeing people who look like you in mass media probably isn’t something you think about often. Every day, the culture reflects not only you but...
  • Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’: A Dazzling, Superpowered Love Letter to Black People

    02/06/2018 1:02:52 PM PST · by C19fan · 68 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | February 6, 2018 | Ira Madison III
    In the hazy beginnings of 2017, the film Get Out debuted and managed to give an entire new twist to the horror genre. The lingering effects of Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, which delivered a black spin on Rosemary’s Baby-esque body horror, are still felt to this day. Get Out was not only nominated for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Director at the 2018 Oscars, but its lead actor Daniel Kaluuya was also nominated for Best Actor. That a genre film could defy tradition with multiple nominations — horror is rarely nominated, save for prestige horror like the aforementioned...
  • Black Panther advance ticket sales exceeding all previous superhero movies

    02/01/2018 5:14:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | January 31, 2018 | Christian Holub
    Two and a half weeks before the release of Black Panther, excitement for the film is palpable. The title character, who leads the fictional African nation of Wakanda as King T’Challa and doubles as his realm’s superhero protector, was first introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, but his roots stretch back through decades of comics. Whether fans are inspired by the new films or longtime readers, they’re clearly ready to come out in droves for their hero: Fandango announced Wednesday that advance ticket sales for Black Panther have eclipsed every other superhero movie ever...
  • Internet Rallies for Disabled Veteran Besieged by SJWs, Raises $21,000 and Counting

    01/23/2018 2:12:25 PM PST · by dynachrome · 2 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1-23-18 | Megan Fox
    Last week, PJ Media reported about Will Caligan, a conservative disabled veteran who lost his job after offending the Transgender Mafia with science. Caligan is a talented comics artist who found himself in a bigoted work environment run by people hostile toward anyone with conservative Christian views. Instead of tolerance, Caligan experienced public shaming, threats, a job loss, and colleagues turning their backs on him after he stated a man can not change his DNA based on wishes. Sane people everywhere were alarmed and dismayed that a person could lose his livelihood after one inconsequential exchange on social media. So...
  • "X-Men" Filmmaker Bryan Singer Accused Of Raping 17-Year-Old Boy On Yacht

    12/08/2017 4:51:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | December 7, 2017 | Claudia Rosenbaum
    Bryan Singer, the big-budget filmmaker behind multiple X-Men movies, has been sued for allegedly raping a 17-year-old boy on a yacht, and then using his position in Hollywood to threaten him into silence. In the lawsuit, Cesar Sanchez-Guzman alleges that Singer offered to give him a tour of the yacht during a boat party near Seattle in 2003. Once cornered in a room, Singer allegedly forced the teen to perform oral sex before raping him, according to the lawsuit filed in Washington state court.
  • Rare comic book featuring Superman's first appearance... expected to fetch up to $1.2 MILLION

    11/17/2017 12:02:11 PM PST · by mairdie · 99 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 November 2017
    The copy in question is rare because it is what's known as a silver print - these comics are exceedingly rare because in the 1930s, publishers would create black and white copies of the comics for artists to fill in themselves - making the copy going to auction one-of-a-kind. 'This is one of the rarest, most historically significant items we've offered,' said Stephen Fishler, founder and co-owner of Only around 100 original copies of Action Comics #1 are estimated to be extant - they're significant because they're Superman's first appearance in comic books. In 2014, a copy of Action...
  • Justice League’s Rotten Tomatoes Score Officially Revealed (It’s Not Good)

    11/16/2017 6:42:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    CBR ^ | November 16, 2017 | Kevin Melrose
    The decision by Rotten Tomatoes to delay the announcement of Justice League‘s Tomatometer score — presumably to hype its See It/Skip It show, but also, we’re told, “to add context and conversation” — was undercut on Wednesday by a leak from a movie social app. Without a doubt, 48 percent wasn’t the figure Warner Bros. executives were hoping for. However, with the official reveal overnight, we learned the official score is actually a little lower.
  • Review: Not even Wonder Woman can save ‘Justice League'

    11/15/2017 5:19:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    AP ^ | November 15, 2017 | Lindsey Bahr
    It’s hard not to feel a little bad for the DC Comics films at this point. They have the unenviable task having to form an identity in the shadows of the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which are usually good and rarely unwatchable, and the continued glow of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, which are seeming more and more like transcendent anomalies as we get deeper into this never-ending cycle of super humans crowding our multiplexes. DC got off to a rocky start and then Patty Jenkins went and made a very good “Wonder Woman.”
  • Fans Petition to ‘Make Wonder Woman Bisexual’ in Superhero Sequel

    09/22/2017 5:39:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 21, 2017 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Hundreds of Wonder Woman fans have signed a petition urging the filmmakers behind this summer’s blockbuster hit to write what they say is superhero Diana Prince’s obvious bisexuality into the script for the upcoming sequel.
  • New comic Calexit sees California rebelling against President Trump

    07/12/2017 7:06:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | July 12, 2017 | Christian Holub
    The presidency of Donald Trump has certainly been eventful so far. The day after Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States, millions of Americans took to the streets to make the Women’s March one of the biggest protests in the country’s history — and that energy has not yet subsided. Liberal opponents of Trump proudly declare themselves “The Resistance,” as if they were fighting the Nazi occupation of France. Constituents have been storming Republican town halls and Congressional offices to protest the Trump-led Republican Party’s new health care proposal, while so-called “antifa” protestors have more violently...
  • Spider-Man Visits Starbucks in 'Homecoming' Prank Video

    06/27/2017 3:46:31 PM PDT · by Enchante · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 27, 2017 | Gwynne Watkins
    This fun new viral video imagines just how Spidey might go about getting his coffee, by pranking unsuspecting customers at a New York City Starbucks.
  • When Will Wonder Woman Be a Fat, Femme Woman of Color?

    06/10/2017 3:34:01 PM PDT · by C19fan · 86 replies
    Ms. Magazine ^ | June 5, 2017 | June 5, 2017
    Wonder Woman is a feminist. She’s certainly been considered an icon of feminism at different times throughout her 76-year career. In the early ’40s, when she first debuted in All-American Comics, she freed herself from chains, a symbol used by the suffragists to represent patriarchy. When Ms. launched in 1972, Wonder Woman graced its cover, solidifying her place as a feminist figure.
  • Wonder Woman tops Fandango survey of most anticipated summer movies

    05/23/2017 8:24:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | May 23, 2017 | Oliver Gettell
    The superhero movie starring Gal Gadot as the iconic Amazon warrior was voted this summer’s most anticipated blockbuster in a Fandango survey. More than 10,000 people participated in the survey — the largest in the company’s 17-year history — and were asked to pick the one movie they were most looking forward to seeing on the big screen between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Wonder Woman took the top spot, followed by the wall-crawling reboot Spider-Man: Homecoming and the swashbuckler Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

    05/15/2017 5:25:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 15, 2017 | Alexander Nazaryan
    a-Nehisi Coates, the celebrated public intellectual, faced a setback in his attempt to introduce racial diversity to the world of comic books when Marvel announced that Black Panther & The Crew, which Coates had been writing with Yona Harvey, would be canceled after six issues. Only two issues have been published thus far; The Verge, which first reported the news, said Coates cited “poor sales” as the reason for the cancellation.