Shazam's David F. Sandberg Reacts to Captain Marvel Controversy

With negative comments pouring in on the Rotten Tomatoes page for Captain MarvelShazam! director David F. Sandberg has spoken up in support of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's next installment.

Sandberg wrote on Twitter, "I for one look forward to Captain Marvel making all the money in the world to shut some of these people up." Sandberg was retweeting an article from The Hollywood Report on harassment directed towards himself, Captain Marvel and others.

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Sandberg has experienced backlash due to the delay of the second trailer. However, the backlash against Captain Marvel seems to have increased following comments star Brie Larson made earlier this month. "About a year ago, I started paying attention to what my press days looked like and the critics reviewing movies, and noticed it appeared to be overwhelmingly white male," she said. "So, I spoke to Dr Stacy Smith at the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, who put together a study to confirm that. Moving forward, I decided to make sure my press days were more inclusive."

Larson has since clarified that statement, explaining she only wants "to bring more seats up to the table."

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Captain Marvel is currently estimated to earn at least $100 million over its opening weekend and early reactions have praised the film and its star.

Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck from a script they wrote with Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch, Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as Mar-Vell, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos and Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau. In theaters March 8.

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