Although Marvel Studios' latest superhero blockbuster Black Panther doesn't hit theaters for another nine days, those lucky enough to attend early screenings have already declared it the greatest MCU film to date. In fact, the universally positive reviews are mirrored on the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, as well, where the film currently sits at an impressive 100 percent.
The perfect Rotten Tomatoes score comes on the heels of a report that disgruntled DC Extended Universe fans were planning on sabotaging Black Panther's audience score by flooding the site with negative reviews. In response, a spokesperson for Rotten Tomatoes reassured fans that "any users who engage in such activities will be blocked from our site and their comments removed as quickly as possible."
Early box office projections initially placed Black Panther on a course to earn between $100 million and $120 million in its U.S. premiere. However, that figure was adjusted to $150 million just one week later.
Directed by Ryan Coogler from a script he wrote with Joe Robert Cole, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue, Winston Duke as M’Baku and Forest Whitaker as Zuri. The film opens Feb. 16.