– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Black Panther has steamrolled over the competition over the past weekend, taking in $242 million domestically in its first four days. As we’ve already noted in a previous piece, in these four days, they’ve managed to overtake DC Films’ latest effort, Justice League, which topped out at $228.6M domestically.

This is definitely a bit of a blow to Warner Bros., in that their team-up film couldn’t even compete with Marvel’s last standalone efforts, but as if to rub salt in the wound, former Flashpoint director Rick Famuyiwa shared the headline on Instagram, accompanied with a frog emoji and a coffee emoji.


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Obviously, I’m no emoji linguist, but it seems that this is almost a bit of a celebration for Famuyiwa, who seemingly dodged a bullet by stepping out of the directorial role for Flashpoint.

For those who don’t remember, back in 2016, Rick Famuyiwa took on the role of director the DC Flash film (which we now know is Flashpoint) after Seth Grahame-Smith departed the project. He was there for a handful of months after departing thanks to “creative differences.” While at the time, it was likely a bit of a bummer to Famuyiwa that his ideas weren’t in line with Warner Bros., but at this point, it may be quite a relief.

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SOURCE: Rick Famuyiwa

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.