The first Shazam! movie proved to be a surprise hit for Warner Bros./New line, and critics were also won over by the light-hearted DC Comics adventure.
Its sequel, Fury of the Gods, has not fared nearly as well at the box office since hitting theaters this past Friday, and currently sits at a "rotten" 53% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Disappointing for all involved, and director David F. Sandberg has now weighed-in on the negative reception his film has received in a series of Tweets.
The filmmaker notes that the movie gave him his "lowest critic score and my highest audience score on the same film," and admits to being surprised by the critical response. He also confirms that he plans to return to the horror genre, and says he's "done with superheroes for now."
Even if a third Shazam! movie does happen - and that's a huge if - it sounds like the studio may have to look for someone else to helm it.
It can't be easy to see people bash something you've worked so hard on. Yes, dealing with negative reviews obviously comes with the territory, but some critics really did seem to have the knives out for this one for whatever reason.
What do you guys think? Have critics been too harsh on Shazam! Fury of the Gods? Are you surprised by the box office numbers? Drop us a comment down below.