DC Fans are taking a black eye right now in the wake of attention focusing on one fan group’s campaign to sabotage Black Panther’s word-of-mouth and Rotten Tomatoes score. However, these ridiculous actions shouldn’t be looked at as reflective of the entire DC fandom. Case in point, a separate DC fan group is participating in the #BlackPantherChallenge and have raised over $1,600 in donations to date.
Today has been an amazing day. Reaching our goal in just 10 days with over $5200 raised is truly inspiring & I thank everyone for the support
Spoke to the school & the 350 kids are absolutely ECSTATIC
— Sheraz Farooqi (@SherazFarooqi_) February 3, 2018
#TheBlackPantherChallenge was originally launched in Harlem and has since spread to other major U.S. cities and even a few countries. Most notably, actress Octavia Spencer joined the movement and is renting out an entire theater in Mississippi for Black Panther screenings.
Before it’s all said and done, Black Panther might go down as the most highly-anticipated superhero film of 2018, a statement that’s hard to fully comprehend in a year that also sees a third Avengers film released. Some analysts and pundits believe the film could have a Wonder Woman-like box office draw, suffering only minuscule box office drop-offs in the weeks after its release.
Source: via ScreenRant