In the midst of his hard work on DC superhero movie Shazam, director David F. Sandberg took a moment to smack down a prejudiced fan on Twitter, urging them not to judge his film before he has made it.
Sandberg responded to the fan, who said others “better steer clear of this movie” due to reports this version of Shazam will be based upon DC’s New 52 chronology.
The fan said the New 52 incarnation of youngster Billy Batson, who will be played by Asher Angel, is “literally the worst kid” and advised avoiding the movie until the entire DC Extended Universe is rebooted.
The Annabelle: Creation director said: “Not to stop you from having an opinion about something that doesn’t exist yet, it’s the internet after all, but as I designate a movie the obligatory Best/Worst Ever!! I find it helpful sometimes to have more info than a few character names.”
He later added: “Sometimes I’ll even wait for a trailer of some sort if I really want to go crazy.”
Sandberg is hard at work on the film ahead of its 2019 release, with filming set to take place in the early part of this year.
Shazam! will see Zachary Levi starring as the titular superhero, with Asher Angel as his young alter-ego Billy Batson, Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddy Freeman, Ian Chen as Eugene Choi, Jovan Armand as Pedro Peña, Grace Fulton as Mary Marvel, Cooper Andrews as Victor Vasquez, Faithe Herman as Darla Dudley and Mark Strong as Dr. Thaddeus Sivana. The film is set for release on April 5th 2019.