Shazam! director David F. Sandberg reveals his favorite comic book movie other than his DC Extended Universe hit is David Cronenberg’s A History of Violence. Sandberg originally rose to fame with his work in the repulsiveness sort, crafting various commended shorts prior to making his full length debut with the variation of his Lights Out short. Subsequent to delivering another ghastliness hit with Annabelle: Creation, the movie producer would dare to the universe of blockbuster filmmaking with 2019’s Shazam!, which saw rave surveys from pundits and crowds and was an unobtrusive film industry achievement.
Sandberg as of late facilitated an unrehearsed Q&A with fans through his Instagram stories, sharing teases from Shazam! Fury of the Gods as well as answering random inquiries. One such question respected what his favorite comic book movie is outside of his DCEU hit, to which he uncovered to be A History of Violence. Look at the reaction underneath:
A History of Violence has an interesting history in Hollywood, with many having commended it at the ideal opportunity for its smart content and performances, in particular William Hurt who scored an Oscar nod for his work. The film is likewise allegedly the last significant Hollywood film to hit retires on VHS and selling for many dollars for its extraordinariness in the years since. While a few crowds might fail to remember its history as a DC realistic novel, it has nonetheless partaken in a following in the years since, with Mortensen reliably citing it as perhaps his best film and Sandberg now additionally revealing it as his favorite comic book film aside from his own.
However Shazam! may not be a R-evaluated thick noir spine chiller like A History of Violence, Sandberg brought a comparable character-first way to deal with its storytelling that resounded well with pundits and crowds, establishing it as the second-best looked into DCEU film behind Wonder Woman. Sandberg and his cast have certainly teased a bigger scope for the superhuman continuation, yet with original screenwriter Henry Gayden back in the essayist’s seat close by Sandberg as director, the movie certainly appears to be ready to recover similar accomplishment of its archetype. The truth will surface eventually when Shazam! Rage of the Gods hits theaters on June 2, 2023.