There may be some fantasic news for DC fans and the studios behind the Extended Universe.
After Wonder Woman achieved the franchise’s first ever positive rating aggregate on Rotten Tomatoes, Justice League is tracking for a remarkable result.
Every previous WB adaptation has ended up certified ‘rotten” on Rotten Tomatoes but early indications were looking very good after an ecstatic reception at a special Chinese fan event.
Now the Wall Street Journal is reporting that US test audiences have been giving the superhero team triumph a staggering early boost.
There had beenconcerns that Justice League would struggle to find its tone.
Zack Snyders DC vision has always been notoriously dark but when he was replaced by Joss Whedon the subsequent marketing and trailers have emphasised a much lighter, jokier tone.
The recent 30-minute preview in China was the first indication that someting exciting was happening.
As her tweets went viral she added: “Marvel should be panicking. Cheering and applause everywhere.
“Visualy stunning, (the) theatre had to play the footage twice. (People are) crying.”
And now The Wall Street Journal has announced that advance test screenings of Justice League have been receiving ratings similar or equal to Wonder Woman.
The movie has received a series of reshoots but this is becoming standard for blockbusters as studios tweak the product after an initial cut and reactions from test audiences.
The test audience Wonder Woman recatiosn were the first signthat WB had turned teh tide and found a formula that pleased fans and general cineama-goers alike.
Although the Justice League is still conservatively tracking for an $100million US opening weekend (Thor Ragnarok took $120million) the signs are that WB and DC can finally look to the future with confidence.
THE JUSTICE LEAGUE IS OUT ON NOVEMBER 17
Published at Tue, 07 Nov 2017 17:50:00 +0000