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Black Panther Is The Highest Grossing Super Hero Film Ever In The US

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Marvel’s the Black Panther now has the distinct honor of being the highest grossing debut superhero film. In just four weeks the film has grossed over a billion dollars worldwide.

The film starring Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan is the fifth highest grossing movie for Marvel. The other four MCU films which have earned more than a billion dollar are Marvel’s The Avengers, Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Iron Man 3 and Captain America: Civil War. 

It accomplished the milestone on Saturday, eclipsing Marvel’s The Avengers, which, in 2012, made $623.4 million at the domestic box office. The Ryan Coogler-directed saga has also become one of seven movies ever to gross $600 million or more domestically.

Its numbers at the global box office are even bigger. On Thursday, Deadline reported that Black Panther became only the 14th movie ever to cross $1.2 billion internationally. By the end of the weekend, Black Panther will surpass Iron Man 3, which made $1.214 billion, to become the third highest grossing superhero movie ever worldwide, behind only The Avengers ($1.5 billion) and Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.4 billion).

In a few months, Avengers: Infinity War will be one of the biggest movie events in history and surely take over the title. But that shouldn’t take away from the amazing run Black Panther has had. The film was originally projected to earn $120 million during the first weekend, but earned over $200 million and continued to dominate the boxoffice.

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Ryan Coogler Is Hard At Work Writing The Sequel For Black Panther

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Marvel head Kevin Feige said Black Panther 2 will happen whenever director Ryan Coogler is ready. It seems that critically acclaimed director is ready to return to his billion dollar franchise.

According to a report by Metro, Coogler is already in the process of drafting script for the sequel.

“Ryan Coogler is currently mapping out Black Panther’s sequel and has written in a number of new characters that movie-goers will be introduced to when it premieres,” said the source, according to Metro. “One of those characters, if he gets his wish, will be played by Childish Gambino. Nothing is set in stone but ‘informal talks’ [are happening] between Ryan, Gambino and reps from Marvel and Disney to see if they can make it happen.”

He’s also reportedly in talks with his longtime collaborator, Michael B. Jordan, to return for the sequel as well.

“They’re still yet to decide if Michael B. Jordan will return in some capacity but if he doesn’t it’s likely Gambino may play some kind of villain,” said the source.

But it would be hard for Marvel to justify the return of Michael B. Jordan as Killmonger, after the events of part one.

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Aquaman Gets New Armor In First Poster

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Jason Momoa’s Aquaman was just along for the ride in Justice League. In the characters first stand-alone movie, fans will get more of the new badass version of Aquaman. So forget the memes and the jokes from the 60’s super friends cartoons.

Director James Wan’s (Furious 7Aquaman is setting a new tone. Wan broke down his vision for the King of Atlantis.

“It’s going to look very different, it will feel very different, aesthetically, tonally, story-wise, it’s my own take. It’s a much more a traditional action-adventure quest movie…Aquaman has been the joke of the comic book world, but the more I thought about it, the more I thought how cool that would be. Let’s take the character everybody makes fun of and do something really interesting with him.”

Aquaman hits theaters on December 21st

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Deadpool Director: There’s An Additional 20 Minutes

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Deadpool 2 will be getting an extended cut when it hit store shelves.

During a new interview for the sequel, the filmmaker also confirmed there will be about 20 minutes of deleted scenes for fans to pore over when this superhero sequel debuts on Blu-ray, DVD and digital formats.

“This is just ballpark, but I’d say there’s an additional 20 minutes of stuff. I am actually putting it together now. We’re taking sort of it slow. There’s a lot of alts we want to play with. I want to get Ryan in there so we’re making sure we’re all on the same page of like the comedy we want to do and the narrative. There are some great scenes in there that have been just lifted and it would be fun to be back in.”

The director also clarified that his first cut for the studio, his director’s cut, was between two hours and 12 minutes and two hours and 15 minutes

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