Shazam! Fury of the Gods director David F. Sandberg has compared his DC Universe sequel to an Avengers movie.
Shazam! does not own the movie. David F. Sandberg from Fury of the Gods has compared the film’s sequel to a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie featuring Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
Sandberg shared his thoughts with Total Film, “[ Fury of the Gods feels] like a mini Avengers movie.” “That’s the way I saw it, there are so many characters. You have the heroes, you also have the villains and the monsters. There is so much to it. It’s all complicated. The act of shooting up to eleven characters at once is difficult. It’s really difficult!”
Sandberg also spoke about the larger scope of Fury of the Gods, compared with the first Shazam! The film was made with a smaller amount than its sequel. Sandberg was able to prepare for it, however, due to his experience in making horror movies such as lights out and creation. According to the director, “On the first one, we had less money and it was a smaller film.” “It felt as though we couldn’t really compare with the other superhero films for action or scale. We have to focus instead on character and comedy – what makes it special? This movie was more financially feasible than the others so we were able to compete with them.
The World’s Mightiest Family Returns for the Big Screen
The sequel will highlight the heroic efforts of Philadelphia’s World’s Mightiest Family. Sandberg says that Shazam Family, like the Avengers, has yet to master the superhero business. “[ Fury of the Gods] still Shazam, but it is also about the family,” Sandberg said of the Shazam Family. This is a group of teenage crimefighters. “They’ve been superheroes all their lives, trying to end crime and save people. They’re not good at it. The Philly Fiascos are their nickname.
DC Studios formed Shazam, which has yet to be confirmed. Sandberg said that while more Shazam! movies might be possible, but the future of the franchise will depend on fans watching Fury of the Gods. The sequel is expected to have a less-than-stellar opening weekend. However, it’s currently targeting a $ 35 million domestic opening weekend. These numbers are not final and could change as the film release nears.
Star Zachary Levi hints that other appearances as the Big Red Cheese could be dependent on Fury of the God’s success. The actor also indicated that Shazam would become “a really unique part” of Gunn or Safran’s DCU, although no other Shazam projects have been announced.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods opens on March 17th in theaters