Shazam! Director calls DC And Marvel’s Rivalry Darn “Stupid”

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Shazam! director David F. Sandberg might throw some shade at Marvel Studio's upcoming Captain Marvel every now and then, but the filmmaker honestly thinks that the rivalry between fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and fans of the DC Extended Universe is nothing but silly.

Taking to Instagram, Sandberg decided to post a picture of one of his favorite comic books that he grew up with – a series which seems to pit Marvel and DC characters against each other like Spider-Man and Superman. In his post, Sandberg decided to share his thoughts about the rivalry between Marvel and DC, calling the battle between the two stupid. Wondering why anyone would want a comic book movie to fail just because it belonged to a rival studio.

"This was one of my favorite comic books I owned as a kid. Back then I didn't know what Marvel or DC was, I just knew that I loved all of these superheroes," the filmmaker wrote in his caption. "The seriousness of the DC/ Marvel rivalry is so god damn stupid. I hope that all superhero movies do fantastically well. Why would you ever wish for a movie to be bad or to fail? More good movies is a win for everyone. This interruption in trolling is brought to you by disappointment in humanity. Now back to our regular programming."

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This was one of my favorite comic books I owned as a kid. Back then I didn't know what Marvel or DC was, I just knew that I loved all of these superheroes. The seriousness of the DC/Marvel rivalry is so god damn stupid. I hope that all superhero movies do fantastically well. Why would you ever wish for a movie to be bad or to fail? More good movies is a win for everyone. This interruption in trolling is brought to you by disappointment in humanity. Now back to our regular programming.
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A post shared by David F. Sandberg (@ponysmasher) on Dec 5, 2018 at 6:47am PST

While the rivalry between the DC and Marvel fanbases have been pretty intense, filmmakers from Marvel and the DCEU have come to support each other, knowing that the success of one studio means the success of the comic book movie genre. When Wonder Woman broke ground, Marvel filmmakers and stars were eager to congratulate DC on their win. DC filmmakers have also supported Marvel, congratulating the studio for its successful films like Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War.

The only question now is whether this post by Sandberg means that the director will stop teasing Marvel fans about Shazam being the original Captain Marvel. Maybe not. Who knows.

Shazam! hits cinemas April 5, 2019.

Read: Shazam Director Throws Shade at Captain Marvel