‘Shazam: Fury Of The Gods’ Director Says There’s “The Possibility For More” In New DCU

If there’s a narrative going into next month’s release of Shazam: Fury of the Gods, it’s that fans better come out and support the light-hearted superhero sequel. James Gunn didn’t mention Shazam as part of the new DCU’s future plans, and that has people wondering if they’re about to see the last of Zachary Levi as the powerhouse hero. Levi himself has made it known that it all depends on how well Fury of the Gods does, and now director David F. Sandberg has backed that up.

Sandberg was responding to an angry fan who said he’s refusing to support the film because Gunn didn’t reveal everything at the time that he wanted him to. People are so damn childish sometimes!

That said, Shazam 2 really does need to knock it out of the park. The first movie did $366M worldwide in 2019, which is okay but on the low side. Reviews were strong, though, and if that leads to increased fan support for the sequel, Gunn could be inclined to keep a critical darling even if it’s not the biggest box office hit. But Sandberg is right. If nobody shows up, wave bye-bye to the Batson family.

Shazam: Fury of the Gods opens on March 17th.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.