Shazam! Fury of the Gods director David F. Sandberg has spoken about the movie’s second post-credits scene and whether he’d direct Shazam! 3.
While speaking with ComicBook.com, Sandberg spoke a bit about the sequel’s second post-credits scene, which showed Mister Mind — the talking caterpillar — and the imprisoned Doctor Sivana — the villain of the first Shazam! — meeting each other once again.
“Our original idea was actually to have Mister Mind and Sivana in this movie and to have that it was Mister Mind that enabled the Gods to come here as part of a bigger plan,” Sandberg explained, “but it was just too much story to tell that because the movie’s already over two hours long without it. We had to just have the Gods show up this time, which I’d love to see more of Mister Mind, but maybe some other time.”
The outlet then asked the director if he would be interested in making a third Shazam! movie. Though he didn’t deny the possibility, Sandberg said that he needs a bit of a break from the series.
“I would love to do something with Mister Mind, but it’s since we know people who have seen the first movie will go, ‘Hey, what happened with the worm guy?’ we had to do a little check-in to show that, no, he’s still out there,” Sandberg said. “He’s still working on his plans. It just takes a little while.
“I certainly need a little bit of a break, having done two Shazam movies in a row, and it takes a lot of time and a lot of work. Right now I’m just like, ‘Let’s do a little horror movie,’ or something that’s really quick and fun.”
Shazam! Fury of the Gods is directed by David F. Sandberg (Annabelle: Creation) from a screenplay written by Shazam! scribe Henry Gayden. It is produced by Peter Safran.