With extremist reactions, the people defended director David F. Sandberg’s upcoming Shazam! Fury of the Gods movie for not clearing the air about the superhero’s future in the DCU. As the people claimed that they will not see the movie if it won’t be continued in the DCU, the people were quick to defend the superhero movie.
With claims that continuity is not as important as the movie itself, the people proudly defended David F. Sandberg’s creation. With Henry Cavill’s sudden removal from the DCU as Superman, people are afraid of their favorite characters getting excluded from James Gunn’s vision for the future.
People Defended David Sandberg’s Shazam! Sequel
With James Gunn and Peter Safran’s DCU in chaos, the people demand a light-hearted sequel that can support the cinematic universe and yet stand out on its own. With Shazam! receiving great ratings when it was released in 2019, the people have hopes for a sequel that will not disappoint.
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In a Twitter post that dared to ask the director if continuity would be maintained in the future of James Gunn’s DCU, Sandberg had the perfect reply. The director’s reply was so powerful that the people rushed to defend him and supported Sandberg for his truthful stand. With feelings of nostalgia, the people simply asked whether the continuity of a film was more necessary than a stand-alone movie that could be enjoyed on its own.
He definitely won’t if people don’t go see the movie. What I’ve been told is that there’s nothing in the Shazam films that contradict the future plans for DC. So the possibility for more Shazam is there and if that’s what you want your best bet is to go see the film. https://t.co/MdjZuGK4co
— David F. Sandberg (@ponysmasher) February 28, 2023
People only caring about interconnecting movies is ruining the enjoyment of watching a movie for its own merits. Why would someone not enjoy a movie directed by David Sandberg unless it is connected to a movie directed by someone else?
— Shawn S. Lealos (@sslealos) February 28, 2023
I remember the wild times when people would watch a movie because of the merits of the movie instead of what cinematic universe crap it's setting up and how many sequels it's gonna get
— Max Rovensky (@MaxRovensky) February 28, 2023
I wish people would just see a movie to enjoy a movie, not to see "what's next"
— Codey Dauch (@codeydraws) February 28, 2023
I’m sorry they keep giving you such terrible dates 😭 I loved the first film and im sure I’m gonna love Fury of The Gods! It’s got the Shazamily, dragons, and Greek Mythology? I’m all in!!!!
— ✨kylem✨ (@xo_kylem) February 28, 2023
I feel like these people never saw a movie that it's not related to DCU/MCU. I don't know why everything needs to be connected, have cameos and credit scenes 💀 specially this one that is above average and its on its own.
Hopefully he will have a future with you! and not Zach.
— takeru takaishi (@belblazer) February 28, 2023
Guys support the film not for connectivity (even though he just confirmed it can be connected) just support to watch a movie. Doesnt have to be connected to be good 🤦🏾♂️
— Lobowatcher (@AlvarezJoel25) February 28, 2023
With several claims that the lead actor Zachary Levi made several statements against visionary director Zack Snyder, Shazam! Fury of the Gods already stands at the point of toppling. With the first part receiving a whopping 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, people expect a good sequel without any controversial actors breaking the illusion of a good DCU.
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With Helen Mirren joining the cast of Shazam! Fury of the Gods, it was only natural that a little bit of plot is known to her. In an interview on The Graham Norton Show, the actress talked about the plot of the sequel but it was of no use.
“Don’t ask me about the plot, it’s too complicated. [Lucy Liu and I] are angry goddesses wearing unbelievably heavy costumes. It was very hot and uncomfortable and, in fact, Lucy said at the end of the first day’s shooting, ‘They are trying to kill us,’ in all seriousness.”
Although the last part seems an exaggeration, it is indeed true that the story could be convoluted enough that the people may eventually like it enough to call this a successful sequel. With confusing plots and controversial statements, the Zachary Levi starrer David Sandberg directed Shazam! Fury of the Gods is slated for a release date of 17th March 2023 to be released theatrically worldwide.