“Shazam! Fury of the Gods” director David F. Sandberg recently participated in an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Instagram, and revealed that while he once was interested in making a Superman movie, he’s now decided against ever being involved in taking on the Man of Steel, or indeed the Justice League.
When asked if there was another DC superhero he would be interested in taking on, Sandberg replied, “At one point I would have said Superman, but when there are so many different expectations and hardcore fans you’re going to piss off so many people no matter what you do.”
“Seeing how people react to things like The Last Jedi makes me want to stay away from things like that. Shazam! was perfect in that there hadn’t been that many adaptations before. There are still people who think it was done wrong, but it was on a manageable level.”
Same goes for the idea of taking on the Justice League…
“I think that would be too big for me. Too much expectations as well.”
With the level of scrutiny fans place on anything to do with Superman, it’s not surprising that directors like Sandberg might shy away from taking on the Man of Steel.
“Shazam! Fury of the Gods” is set to be released on December 16, 2022.