Coming soon to a theater near you — a transgender Marvel character.
This origin story about a less than sympathetic anti-hero is a welcome addition to the ever-expanding superhero movie canon. It started off a bit slow, but when it picked up the pace, the train was an unstoppable thrill ride with lots of witty banter and comedic moments.
20th Century Fox’s R-rated superhero film “Deadpool 2” won the domestic box office this weekend with an estimated $125 million opening weekend, according to Fox. That was enough to knock Disney and Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” off the top spot, which it held for three weeks.
Despite losing its crown, “Infinity War” is still a box office king. In less than a month of release, the superhero film, which stars Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans, has made $1.81 billion globally. That makes it the fourth biggest global opening in history and the highest grossing superhero film of all time.
“Justice League” was hit with some Kryptonite at the box office this weekend.
The mashup that brought together some of DC Entertainment’s biggest superhero stars, including Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash, nabbed an estimated $96 million at the box office in North America this weekend.
The movie is good. But it ain’t that good. Certainly not up to the level of greatness that people and critics have talked it up to. The plot, for one, is basically a retread of Captain America: The First Avenger. The only difference is that Diana Prince didn’t need to be genetically re-engineered and manipulated.