After the new film’s underwhelming reception, David F. Sandberg is looking to try something else for a while.

This past weekend saw the theatrical premiere of Shazam! Fury Of The Gods, a new DC Comics superhero film serving as a sequel to 2019’s Shazam! So far, the film has had a middling performance, both with audiences and at the box office, turning a $30.1 million domestic profit over the weekend and a 53% critical rating on review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes.

One member of the film’s crew who is especially disappointed with this performance is its director, David F. Sandberg, who opened up with his frustrations in a Twitter thread. “On Rotten Tomatoes I just got my lowest critic score and my highest audience score on the same film,” he wrote. “I wasn’t expecting a repeat of the first movie critically but I was still a little surprised because I think it’s a good film. Oh well. As I’ve been saying for a while now I’m very eager to go back to horror (as well as trying some new things). After six years of Shazam I’m definitely done with superheroes for now.”

“Just to be clear, I don’t regret even for a second making the Shazam movies,” Sandberg clarified in a follow-up post. “I’ve learned so much and gotten to work with some truly amazing people. Will forever be grateful that I got to direct two of these! They’ve been very challenging but valuable experiences. One thing I’ve really been looking forward to is disconnecting from the superhero discourse online. A lot of that stresses me out so much and it will be nice not having to think about that anymore.”