Justice League has a November 17, 2017 release directed by Zack Snyder, with the story by Chris Terrio and Zack Snyder, the screenplay by Chris Terrio and Joss Whedon, and stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon and Willem Dafoe an Atlantean, Nuidis Vulko.
Added to DC's post-release review woes, Rotten Tomatoes announced yesterday that it is delaying scores of the movie until tomorrow - a full 24 hours following the lifting of the review embargo at midnight last night. However, those who are waiting for the Rotten Tomatoes scores will have to wait another day for the site to reveal its rating. It's what they do!
Justice League's Rotten Tomatoes score was delayed, prompting conspiracy theories about Warner (who have a relationship with Fandango, who have a minority stake in the ratings aggregator) trying to hide something.
Drama, as it so often does, ensued.
For a movie like Justice League, with its sizable built-in fan base as well as heightened interest after the smashing success of Wonder Woman earlier this summer, a Tomatometer score probably won't have much sway over its opening weekend ticket sales.
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This move is officially being made as promotion for Rotten Tomatoes' new See It/Skip It show on Facebook, in which RT will officially unveil the score for new releases. As more audiences and critics view the movie, expect that number to change. As The Hollywood Reporter noted, "responses got more positive as reviewers got nerdier". Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy.
With regard to the site's established way of analyzing their aggregated data, Justice League is dubbed Rotten.
"Given the complicated setup of media conglomerates, it's not possible to draw a straight line between that fact and the delay of the Tomatometer score for 'Justice League, '" said Vox writer Alissa Wilkinson.
That would put it right in the middle of the road in terms of Warner Brothers recent DCU movies, with the previous entries ranging from the highs of Wonder Woman (92%), and the all the way down through Man Of Steel (55%), Batman V Superman (27%) and Suicide Squad (26%).
Justice League will be out in USA theaters this Friday. They've turned the critic score into a big reveal, even disclosing it on a Facebook video in the clear hopes it would go viral and drive engagement.