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Salty DC Comic Fans Tried To Sabotage ‘Black Panther,’ Facebook Shut Them DOWN! + Octavia Spencer Is Buying Out Mississippi Theatre To Show The Epic Flick To Underserved Community

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They hate to see us be great, don’t they? Find out why a group of salty DC fans were trying to sabotage Black Panther and deets about Octavia Spencer gifting a free look at the epicness that's on the way inside….

 

Black Panther hasn’t even hit theaters yet and folks are already clowning.

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They tried to sabotage Black Panther, and here’s how they planned to do it…

A group of angry DC Comic (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, etc) fans created a Facebook group to encourage others to give Black Panther a low audience score and bad reviews on Rotten Tomatoes in an effort to throw salt on the film’s success. The early predictions have been nothing short than stellar for the all-black  superhero movie. But they know Rotten Tomatoes scores do and can affect opening weekend sales.

They're a little too late though.  The pre-sales of the movie have slashed pre-sale records on Fandango and box offices, and it's outselling every other superhero movie.  Ever.

Varity reports:

Disney-Marvel’s “Black Panther” is outpacing all superhero movies in advance ticket sales for Fandango’s online tickets service, eclipsing 2016’s “Batman v Superman.”

Fandango reported Wednesday that “Black Panther” had topped daily ticket sales in the wake of its world premiere and first screenings on Monday night — even though it doesn’t open in theaters until Feb. 16.

 

Bloop.

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But why are they mad?

Apparently, they’re salty over the success of Marvel Studios (and its parent company Disney). Interestingly, we didn't see all this push back for Thor: Ragnarok that recently came out.

This FB group was their way of “striking back” at the alleged unfair treatment of DC films. Whatever that means. 

Not only are they planning to give low scores online, they’re also planning to release spoilers about the film to take away from the experience of seeing it for the first time. They also made claims that the poor reviews for Warner Bros.’ DC films were due to Disney manipulating the press.

The group also revealed they would set up additional events to sabotage Avengers: Infinity War and the company’s Marvel Netflix shows.

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Sounds like a bunch of f*** boys and girls to us. In fact, the moderator of the group reportedly described himself as “alt-right,” so this group is honestly not a surprise to us. Y'all know when WE do something good they get in their feelings.  Nice try though.

Director Ryan Coogler was asked how he felt about the group and he was unbothered as ever.

“For me, I’m looking forward to everybody seeing the film,” Ryan told the Huffington Post. “I’m really looking forward to sharing the film with audiences regardless of what their political views are … that’s kind of where I [stand on that].”

Mmmm, ok Ryan.  Way to be PC.

Well, word must have gotten back to Facebook about the group and the company shut that ish down. It had about 2,000 members before the group was closed.

Rotten Tomatoes also released a statement (via The Verge), saying they do not condone hate speech:

We at Rotten Tomatoes are proud to have become a platform for passionate fans to debate and discuss entertainment and we take that responsibility seriously. While we respect our fans’ diverse opinions, we do not condone hate speech. Our team of security, network and social experts continue to closely monitor our platforms and any users who engage in such activities will be blocked from our site and their comments removed as quickly as possible.

They tried it.  And we're still walking up in Black Panther opening weekend like:

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In good news...

Oscar winner Octavia Spencer will be in Mississippi when Black Panther hits theaters. So, she decided she will gift some kiddies in an underprivileged neighbor the chance to see a superhero (that looks like them) on the big screen…for free!

Love when our YBF celebs give back to the community.

Speaking of Octavia….

She’s gearing up to star in a twisted thriller titled, Ma. She’ll be re-teaming up with The Help director Tate Taylor for Blumhouse Productions, according to Deadline.

The site reports:

Plot details are sparse, but Deadline understands Spencer will play a lonely woman who befriends a group of teenagers with torturous consequences for the kids. Also joining the cast are Diana Silvers (Glass), Corey Fogelmanis (Girl Meets World), McKaley Miller (Hart Of Dixie), Dante Brown (Lethal Weapon) and Gianni Paolo (The Mick).

One thing is for sure, Octavia keeps a job and we love it.

Black Panther hits theaters February 16th. Be sure to check your ticket stubs that it says the correct movie. Y'all know they stay trying to shade black films.

Photos: Marvel/Facebook

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