Culture of the News Aware of critics, the filmmaker of Shazam 2 has decided not to make a superhero film.
Published on 01/04/2023 at 17:14
Shazam! The Rage of the Gods did not win the overcrowd in the United States, as it was released this week in France. These are just a few of the criticisms that are difficult to take for director David F. Sandberg, who has decided to take a break from the world of superheroes.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe's Shazam! After the film's release and its box office failure, the world of cinema is debating whether or not this is a good film for the money. On RottenTomatoes, this new DC Universe film struggles to reach a 50% press score, while it barely achieves a 2.3/5 rating on AlloCiné in France.
Some members of the film crew believed they had done a great job, starting with actor Zachary Levi, who believes these opinions are the result of a poor marketing strategy.
David F. Sandberg, the filmmaker's brother, points out the strange paradox that is affecting his film, namely the large disparity between these mixed press reviews and public opinion, at least internationally. This observation has certainly made the director think, who now wants to distanț himself from the world of superheroes.
Revert back to the basics
David F. Sandberg commented on the positive reviews he received following the release of his film in a short Twitter post last week, before stating that his superhero feature films were done.
The Swedish filmmaker used to be a horror film enthusiast. In 2016, he signed Dans le noir and Annabelle 2: La Création du Mal in 2019. The director now wishes to return to this genre that is dear to him.
Despite his involvement in the Shazam franchise, the director says he finds it "a valuable experience." Nevertheless, he stresses that the world of superheroes is a source of stress, and that he is happy to "not have to think about it again."