Shazam: Fury of the Gods director David F Sandberg reacts to negative reviews and says that he’s done with superheroes for now.
Shazam: Fury of the Gods is now playing in theaters, but thanks to the evolution of the new DC Universe, it’s not clear if we’ll ever see this incarnation of the character again. Reviews of the Shazam sequel haven’t been as kind as they were the first time around, which came as a surprise to director David F. Sandberg.
The Shazam: Fury of the Gods director took to Twitter to comment on the mixed reviews which the sequel has received. “On Rotten Tomatoes I just got my lowest critic score and my highest audience score on the same film,” Sandberg wrote. “I wasn’t expecting a repeat of the first movie critically but I was still a little surprised because I think it’s a good film. Oh well.” The movie is currently sitting at 52% on Rotten Tomatoes, but its audience score is much higher at 88%. Sandberg continued, “As I’ve been saying for a while now I’m very eager to go back to horror (as well as trying some new things). After six years of Shazam I’m definitely done with superheroes for now.“
Before you start thinking that perhaps David F. Sandberg regrets his time in the DC Universe, he makes it clear that he doesn’t regret making the Shazam movies, “even for a second.” Sandberg added, “I’ve learned so much and gotten to work with some truly amazing people. Will forever be grateful that I got to direct two of these! They’ve been very challenging but valuable experiences. One thing I’ve really been looking forward to is disconnecting from the superhero discourse online. A lot of that stresses me out so much and it will be nice not having to think about that anymore.” Whether Sandberg returns for a possible Shazam sequel, the director has previously said that nothing in the movies contradicts any of the future plans for the DC Universe.
“Bestowed with the powers of the gods, Billy Batson and his fellow foster kids are still learning how to juggle teenage life with having adult Super Hero alter-egos,” reads the official synopsis. “But when the Daughters of Atlas, a vengeful trio of ancient gods, arrive on Earth in search of the magic stolen from them long ago, Billy—aka Shazam—and his family are thrust into a battle for their superpowers, their lives, and the fate of their world.”
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