Published On: Thu, Oct 26th, 2017

Director David Sandberg opens up about divisive fans ahead of ‘Shazam’ film

Comic book fans are known to be highly critical of movie adaptations, and Shazam helmer David F. Sandberg thinks his film will be no exception as he’s preparing to face some fan rage over the creators’ decisions.

“It will be an interesting experience making a movie where no matter what choices are made there will be some who passionately hate you,” Sandberg tweeted.

““Shazam has a hood on his cape? Mother****er!!”. “Shazam doesn’t have a hood on his cape? Burn in hell!””

Shazam tells the story of Billy Batson, young kid who turns into a demigod whenever he utters the word “Shazam!”. The hero’s main enemy, Black Adam, is getting his own movie with Dwayne Johnson set to star in the role.

The message is clear, some fans will NOT be happy. Much like Netflix’s Luke Cage, fans can likely expect an homage to vintage versions of the famous hero,yet transitioning to a new version, palatable to 2017 fans.

Shazam is set for April 5, 2019, but little else is known.

Some fans are deducing that recent Justice League footage may reveal Captain Marvel in action, but the logical interpretation is that Superman finally returns and takes on Steppenwolf.

“During the Amazon battle footage, DC fans spotted a figure on the battlefield that may hint at a major DC character cameo!” writes Comicbook.com, posting the footage and the theories.

“Several careful pauses reveal that the lightning-hurling figure indeed wears a red outfit, with gold-plated armor pieces and what looks to be a cape, as well; it could easily be the costume of Shazam. However, the company this mystery figure keeps may tell a different story,” they added.

Justice League will be in theaters on November 17th.

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