Marvel director James Gunn tweeted Saturday that Twitter trolls had posted fake images of attacks of white people being attacked at "Black Panther" screenings. The Los Angeles Police Department told The Hollywood Reporter there were zero calls of violence at "Black Panther."
There were other reports of fake tweets that circulated on social media. It appeared the first tweets showed up Thursday night as the film premiered. They showed graphic images of violence and claimed they were beaten up at the movie. One post even showed a previously circulated photo of, the ex-wife of former White House staff secretary , with a black eye.
The highly-anticipated "Black Panther" is set to smash records on its opening weekend. It earned an estimated $75.8 million domestically on is opening Friday, and Disney now estimates the movie will earn between $190 million and $210 million for the four-day Presidents Day weekend that started Thursday.
"Black Panther" marks the first movie with a black title character in the Marvel Studios franchise, and the significance of the moment is not lost on Moore. he's excited not just to tell Black Panther's story, but also to share positive messages with the black community.