Shazam! 2 Director Drives Away From Superhero Movies After Negative Reception

Shazam! Fury of the Gods is not doing good in the theaters at all. Like recent superhero films such as Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, the Shazam! sequel has only managed to garner mixed reactions from its audience scores. Shazam! franchise director David F. Sandberg had addressed the harsh reception on the sequel by posting a thread on his Twitter account.

“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.”

“As I’ve been saying for a while now, I’m very eager to go back to horror (as well as trying [out] some new things). After six years of Shazam, I’m definitely done with superheroes for now.” Sandberg added a clarification that despite the negative reception, he has learned so much on directing the two films, “Just to be clear, I don’t regret even for a second making the Shazam movies.”

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Apart from Sandberg’s newfound direction in his career, he went on to conclude his thread by saying: “One thing I’ve been really 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.”

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Sandberg did previously admit he doesn’t see the Shazam thriving for long in the DCU. he had doubted that Gunn had thought on keeping Zachary Levi’s hero in the long-run.

With Sandberg now yearning to make horror films, instead, there’s no telling on whether he would still be up to direct a potential Shazam 3 or DC Studios won’t plan on prolonging the franchise at all.

In the meantime, Sandberg’s Shazam! Fury of the Gods is now available in cinemas worldwide!

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