Director David F. Sandberg shared an image on his Instagram (@ponysmasher) that jokingly teases a massive crossover in the film. Sharing the fake movie poster by Corey Z. MacLean (@cloniicory on Twitter), Sandberg said it would help justify a “one billion dollar budget.” The poster features Shazam front and center surrounded by, well, everyone. Marvel’s Thor and Captain America, DC’s Batman and Superman, Luke Skywalker and the Death Star from Star Wars, and even King Kong, Mechagodzilla, and John Wick are thrown in for good measure. Check the crazy post out below:
Been a few months and I made this mid-October?, but I'm on my last brain cell so eff it.
Was this similar what you had in mind @ponysmasher ? https://t.co/c01HXDTY48 pic.twitter.com/2EIEtC0Pvt
— Corey Z. MacLean 💀🎃💀 (@CloniiCorey) November 19, 2020
Low-budget horror veteran Sandberg is a known joker, and this is right up his alley. Most recently, he trolled fans by posting a four-hour video of him flipping the bird to YouTube. He’s certainly the kind of director to have a good laugh at fan art proposing ridiculous scenarios. Joking with fans about the film is about all he can do at the moment in regards to his big-budget work as Hollywood grinds to a halt, but Sandberg is not the type to sit on his laurels, returning to his indie roots during the pandemic. After flipping us off for a few hours, he released a video explaining how he managed the trick for young filmmakers to mimic if they so choose.
In the meantime, as with many major productions, Shazam! Fury of the Gods will have to stay on the back burner until it’s feasible to get back to work. With a cast of child actors, the film faces a unique challenge wherein the longer it takes to produce, the more difficult it will be to sell that the kids are the age they’re supposed to be in the movie. Sandberg allayed concerns, maintaining that the film will begin physical production in early 2021. If the movie is shot now, it doesn’t matter when it releases – the kids will be alright. But as the second phase of the pandemic begins to take hold this winter, Sandberg’s hopes may not be realized.
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Source: @cloniicory via David F. Sandberg /Instagram