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Shazam! Humor To Come From Situations Not Quippy One-Liners

Written by Tim Midura on Monday, January 22 2018 and posted in News with Benefits

Shazam! Humor To Come From Situations Not Quippy One-Liners

According to director David F. Sandberg, known for his situational comedies Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation.

Source: Reddit

Director David F. Sandberg is a frequent Reddit user and recently responded to a question regarding the humor in the upcoming Shazam!. Star Zachary Levi recently compared the movie to Tom Hanks' Big and Sandberg wanted to set the record straight about the film's humor, proving it's nothing like any of Marvel's box office successes.

[–]dauid 55 points 13 days ago

I think it's very funny but the humor comes more from the situations rather than quippy one-liners (for people who read too much into things, that's not intended as a dig at Marvel or anyone in particular. Quippy one-liners can be great).

The important thing for me is to mix the funny with a threat that's serious and to also have dramatic moments. All funny all the time takes the weight out of it.

Shazam! is directed by David F. Sandberg and stars Asher Angel, Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Cooper Andrews, Faithe Herman, and Ron Cephas Jones.


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