Rotten Tomatoes scores and their implications on the success of big-budget films have become a messy subject in the eyes of many Hollywood studios, but perhaps no film slate has encountered bigger contention surrounding the review aggregator than the DC Extended Universe. Now, even more debate seems likely to erupt with the news that Rotten Tomatoes will be delaying the release of its Justice League scores.
According to Screen Rant, Rotten Tomatoes will reveal the current percentage for the superhero ensemble on 12:01 AM PST this Thursday — almost one full day after the embargo on critical reviews lifts. This could signal to some fans that Warner Bros., who owns a minority stake in the site, might be delaying possible low Rotten Tomatoes scores to bolster the box office of its first weekend, however, a more likely culprit is the site’s See It/Skip It series on Facebook. The aggregator has previously used the outlet to unveil the scores for other projects such as CBS’ Star Trek: Discovery, and the percentage for Justice League stands to be an even bigger draw.
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League hits theaters on Nov. 17. The film stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.
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