Former ‘The Flash’ Director Uses ‘Black Panther’ Success To Throw Shade At ‘Justice League’

Black Panther Justice LeagueBack in October of 2016, Rick Famuyiwa became the second director to walk away from The Flash. The Flash was supposed to be the follow-up film to the DC Extended Universe’s Justice League, but with multiple departures, rewrites, The Flash, now called Flashpoint, has been pushed back to a later release on DC’s slate, having found directors in the duo who helmed Vacation. Famuyiwa walked away from the project over “creative differences” and now, almost two years after his departure, the director of the critically acclaimed movie Dope is throwing shade at DC with a single tweet about the uber-successful Black Panther.

As of right now, Black Panther is coming off of its record-shattering opening weekend, outperforming any solo superhero movie from both Marvel and DC, and coming in second to the biggest ensemble superhero movie of all time, The Avengers. Bigger even, than the under-performing Justice League, as Famuyiwa has pointed out. You can check out his tweet below:

It’s true, in Black Panther‘s opening four-day weekend, it will have out-grossed the entire box office lifespan of Justice League, the first time in live action cinematic history that DC’s biggest heroes have been brought together on screen. In fact, Black Panther has and is doing so well, it is sitting firmly at having the 5th biggest opening weekend of all time. Not just 5th biggest superhero opening weekend, but 5th biggest period. Wakanda forever!

Black Panther is directed by Ryan Coogler, and stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa (Black Panther), Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Forest Whitaker as Zuri, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Florence Kasumba as Ayo, John Kani as T’Chaka, Sterling K. Brown as N’Jobu, Michael B. Jordan as Erik “Killmonger” Stevens (Golden Jaguar), Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue, and Winston Duke as M’Baku (Man-Ape).

Black Panther is now in theaters.

Top Ten Greatest Moments In Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

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Did Charlamagne tha God's Prediction Nudge Chadwick Boseman Into Black Panther Role?

Marvel’s Black Panther is finally in theaters and if you haven’t had the opportunity to check this film out yet, you absolutely should. Whether you’re a hardcore MCU fanboy, a die-hard fan of the character in comics, an admirer of one of the dozen or so amazing performers featured in this incredible cast, or just someone who wants to relish in the chance to finally see an African American superhero headline his own film on a scale such as this, you should get everything you’re looking for and more in Black Panther.

The importance of what director Ryan Coogler and company did with this film cannot be overstated. Black Panther is a massive achievement for representation in the same way that Wonder Woman was last year, and most importantly, the film totally delivered, so much so that we have a whole list’s worth of exciting and cool moments to talk about. There are dozens of great little beats, jokes, or lines of dialogue that could fill a list of their own, but these are the bigger moments that either held an emotional weight or just some really kick-ass sequences. Sometimes both.

Before we begin, however, I’d like to point out that with this list comes a major SPOILER WARNING. If you have not yet seen Black Panther, come back after you’ve had the chance to check it out.

So, with no further ado, let’s jump into the Top 10 Greatest Moments in Black Panther

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  • Marquis de Sade

    …and ain’t a darn thing dceu can do to spin positive light on this badge of shame.

    • Russell

      they can do what you or I would do, which is make better movies to follow up justice league.