Warner Bros. and DC need to do reshoots on David F. Sandberg‘s ‘Shazam!‘ and now the director is having to open up as to why that is. Historically we’ve seen DC filming reshoots to change the tone of a film and the director’s vision. There were even rumors happening that this round of reshoots would be removing references to certain DC characters whose future in the DC cinematic universe is still in question (we’re looking at you, Superman).
However, none of that seems to be the case here. Sandberg was asked about the additional filming on Twitter:
Um, @ponysmasher, TBF, WB has a shitty track record when it comes to reshoots. Can you just say it’s actually for the “good of the movie” to calm the fears? It’s not that I don’t have faith in you, it’s the company that runs things. #NoDisrespect
— Doesn’t Matter (@R17Gaming) November 9, 2018
Thankfully, we do get to see creators sometimes interact with fans and this is one of those times! Sandberg quickly moved to alleviate fears by sharing that:
All normal stuff. No changing the tone, removing DC references or whatever else theories are out there.
— David F. Sandberg (@ponysmasher) November 10, 2018
I’m sure a collective sigh of relief has come from DC fans who were worried that the studios were once again trying to interfere with the vision of their creatives. We all know how well that has been working so far.
Are you glad that the reshoots are just for “normal stuff” in ‘Shazam!’ and not the studio forcing any changes to the tone? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still, a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).
‘Shazam!’ will be flying into your local theater on April 5th, 2019!