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“All trailers do this”: Shazam 2 Director David F. Sandberg Defends Showing Almost the Entire Story in 2 Minute Trailer

"All trailers do this": Shazam 2 Director David F. Sandberg Defends Showing Almost the Entire Story in 2 Minute Trailer

Billy Batson is all set to face the “fury of the gods” as the trailer for Shazam! Fury of the Gods just dropped. While the overall reception of the trailer was fairly positive, some fans sure had a few complaints about the trailer. While one complaint calls out the Shazam 2 trailer for revealing too much of the plot, the other one was about some inconsistencies fans pointed out in it.

Shazam 2
Shazam 2

This complaint is common among fans throughout the world of entertainment, no matter the genre. Fans with the eyes of an eagle are quick to point out blunders and inconsistent shots in the trailer which is what happened with Shazam! Fury of the Gods. Director David F. Sandberg addresses these complaints from fans regarding his film.

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Shazam 2 Director Defends the Trailer

David F. Sandberg
David F. Sandberg

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Creating a decent trailer, let alone a perfect one, that makes someone wanna go and watch the film is certainly not an easy task. There sometimes are going to be mix-ups which might confuse the fans. However, creators do take the creative liberty of patching different parts of the movie together to make an entertaining and gripping trailer. It looks like that’s what happened with Shazam! Fury of the Gods as well.

A Twitter user who goes by the username, @FanCultureTalks, pointed out a couple of mistakes in the trailer of Shazam 2. The first mistake points out the battle damage on Shazam’s left side. However, in the next shot, the same battle damage is seen on his right side. Next, the user brought to light the scene in the trailer where Shazam shoots lighting out of his hand. While in one shot the lighting comes out of his left hand, in the next shot it’s seen coming out of his right. Check out the video below.

Now, while these few, minute inconsistencies aren’t anything to really have a discussion about, Director David F. Sandberg wasn’t letting it go unexplained. He replied to the user giving clear explanations of the supposed inconsistencies. First Sandberg talked about the battle damage stating that the shot was mirrored. As for the lighting shot, he stated that it was two different shots stitched together.

That’s not all. Another user, @DareRider8, stated that the shot with Shazam’s family had no shadows showing up. Sandberg replied to him as well stating that strong shadows aren’t seen in soft lights.

In the end, Sandberg concluded that if the only complaint people have with the trailer is about shadows and mirrored shots, then they must be “doing something right.” Sandberg taking time out to erase the confusion of the fans goes on to say that he truly wants them to understand whatever’s going on.

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Shazam 2: Shazam and his Family

David F. Sandberg and Zachary Levi
David F. Sandberg and Zachary Levi

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Sandberg talked about how the movie will also show Shazam’s connection to the family he found in the first installment of the franchise.

It’s sort of an extension of the first movie. He finally found a family in that movie. But now, we see him struggling a bit now that they’re growing up. He’s holding on very tightly to his family because he doesn’t want everyone to just scatter and go do their own thing. He just found his family, and he wants to have them all together.”

It looks like the sequel is not only going to be absolutely action-packed but will also show a different side of the main character played by Zachary Levi. However, for those who love the lightheartedness of Shazam!, worry not as the director has confirmed that the fun tone will still be there, in addition to all the seriousness.

Shazam! Fury of the Gods will be released in theatres on March 17, 2023.

Source: Twitter | David F. Sandberg

Written by Mishkaat Khan

Mishkaat is a medical student who found solace in content writing. Having worked in the industry for about three years, she has written about everything from medicine to literature and is now happy to enlight you about the world of entertainment. She has written over 450 articles for FandomWire as a content writer. When not writing, she can be found obsessing over the world of the supernatural through books and TV.