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“Nobody ever told me that”: After Henry Cavill and Dwayne Johnson’s Exit, Zachary Levi Clueless About Shazam’s Future Battle in DCU With Superman and Black Adam

As James Gun takes the reigns of DC Films along with co-CEO Peter Safran, the reality of the upcoming DCU becomes ever brighter to look at. With Shazam! Fury of The Gods, as well as the upcoming The Flash become the films to mark the end of the old DCEU, the birth of the new universe, will be brought forth by Warner Bros. Discovery to start everything all over again, hopefully with a better goal and vision this time.
A still from Shazam! Fury of the Gods.

A still from Shazam! Fury of the Gods
While this might be good news for the countless DC fans that wanted the reboot of the entire cinematic universe to correct the wrongs by the prior management, the change did also bring its downsides. After the exit of Henry Cavill and Dwayne Johnson, Shazam! star Zachary Levi has no idea what his character was to do without the presence of Superman and Black Adam.
Zachary Levi Is Unsure About Shazam’s Future In The DCU
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With the advent of James Gunn and Peter Safran, the entire landscape of DC Films changed in an instant. After firing Henry Cavill as Superman from the upcoming DCU plan, the poor performance of Black Adam pushed Gunn to also eradicate Dwayne Johnson from the future of the franchise. All these decisions have put Zachary Levi in a twister as he has zero clue about his character’s role to play without the others.
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With the release of Shazam! Fury of the Gods, the DCEU gets ever so close to going down in the pages of cinema history, while also giving rise to the new DCU. When Levi was asked about what he thinks about Superman and Black Adam, the characters that were very tightly connected to Shazam in the comics, his response was a nod along with a statement that he has no idea what his character is supposed to do now that both of the actors who play the role have gone.

Zachary Levi on Shazam going against Superman and Black Adam in the future | #ShazamFuryOfTheGods
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) March 15, 2023

During a quick Q&A on the day of the premier of the film, he answered Deadline’s question, which was whether there were any future plans for the actor’s DC character to be seen with the aforementioned entities. He said:
“I mean, there was always, like some very very, like, hundred-thousand foot view of, like, down the road, maybe we would. But nobody ever told me that.”
Thus, with the release of the second installment of the Shazam! series, all we have to do now is wait and watch what DC Films does with the character next.

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What Does the Future Hold For Shazam?
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While it is true that there have been no indications that James Gunn and Peter Safran have made plans to keep the character in the upcoming DCU plan, there has been no clear indication of a cancelation either. With the first chapter of the franchise still being figured out, there are things that can be added to support the narrative even further. An with the second installment of the Shazam! series leaving no hiccups in the future plans, it’s a possibility we might see Levi and the gang back in the DCU!
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Shazam! Fury of the Gods, now in cinemas

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‘I am officially off the market’: When Margot Robbie revealed she made the ‘conscious’ decision of not dating actors

Margot Robbie revealed her decision to not date actors because of the media scrutiny that came with a public relationship of two high-profile actors
Back in 2015, A-lister Margot Robbie made a declaration that she would not be dating any actors. The actress may have alluded to her fiance Tom Ackerley, who she married the following year in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, she revealed that being in a relationship as an actor herself came with its own set of challenges. She believed that dating someone who was popular would add on to the media scrutiny.

Margot Robbie opened up on why she made a conscious decision to not date actorsTalking to Marie Claire, she claimed, “I am officially off the market.” She then shared the reasoning behind her decision and added, “I made a conscious decision not to date actors.” She continued to explain, “But not because I hate actors. That’s a nasty generalization to make, and that’s not the case. People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship.”
The Barbie actress continued, “So two people with profiles, I figure it’s just double the amount of scrutiny, and I’d like to avoid that at all costs.” This came after reports of her locking lips with Tarzan co-star Alexander Skarsgard started making rounds. It was reported that she was caught kissing the actor during the Sundance Film Festival.

Margot Robbie revealed she opted for a minimal lifestyle even after becoming an actorIn the interview, Robbie also opened up about how she was adapting to fame. She shared, “I have a normal 24-year-old life. If I were a waitress, I’d probably have the exact same lifestyle. I’d go to the same clubs I go to already, live in the same house with the same housemates, hang out with the same people.”
However, Margot Robbie tied the knot with Tom Ackerley who is an English producer and actor. The duo met on the sets of 2013 movie Suite Francaise where Tom was working as an assistant director. Post marriage, both of them launched their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

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Monica Bellucci and Tin Burton at lunch in the restaurant in Selci Lama

For All Saints’ Day, the Hollywood star from Tiferno returned to his native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then visit his parentsOn the occasion of the All Saints’ Day celebrations, the Hollywood star of Tiferno origin, Monica Bellucci, returned to her native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and to visit her father Pasquale and her mother Brunella.Flanked by her current partner Tim Burton, she went to lunch, together with about twenty old friends, at the Osteria del Musicista, which has always been her favorite restaurant, in Selci Lama.Menu dedicated to typical dishes of the area, which includes an appetizer with breadsticks lined with coppa, duck in porchetta and grilled pork livers, polenta with wild boar sauce accompanied by the very typical cappelletti in broth.To conclude, a dessert based on fried “ciaccia” with Nutella and roasted chestnuts.
Having paid the bill and greeted the restaurant owner and lifelong friend, Roberto Polchi, Monica brought home cappelletti and broth for a family dinner.

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‘Rocky’ Was Quite Different In His Original Screenplay, Sylvester Stallone Claims

Sylvester Stallone took his friend’s advice on a rewrite of the original screenplay to Rocky. A few tweaks later, he was on his way to major success.
In the new Netflix documentary Sly, Stallone discussed how he initially conceived of the project, which had a much harder edge. In the early version, Rocky was depicted as a “thuggish” character, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, Mean Streets.

But Stallone’s perspective changed when a friend read the script and thought the boxer was too cruel for audiences to actually care about him.
Stallone recalled her crying.

“She goes, ‘I hate Rocky. I hate him. He’s cruel. He hits people. He beats them up.’”
Stallone took it to heart, and asked what he could do to soften the character.

“I said, ‘what if you stop short of it?’ Like, maybe he almost did. He could have, that’s his job, but he doesn’t?’ ‘That’d be nice,’” he added. “I said, ‘What if he had a girlfriend or something?’ ‘Yeah, that’s nice.’ So I go back, start writing that: ‘Girlfriend. Nice.’”
$117 million in box office later, a franchise was born.

Stallone also revealed that actor Dolph Lundgren sent him to the hospital during one fight scene in Rocky IV.
“Dolph Lundgren… he pulverized me,” Stallone says in the documentary. “Later that night, my heart started to swell—which happens when the heart hits the chest—and then my blood pressure went up to 260, and they thought I was going to be talking to angels. Next thing I know, I’m in intensive care, where I’m surrounded by nuns, and I thought, ‘OK, that’s curtains.’”
Stallone was in the hospital for nine days following the incident, praying for “one more round.”
“For the first minute of the fight, it is going to be a free-for-all,” Stallone told Lundgren. The Swedish actor joked in a separate interview that all he did was “obey orders,” explaining, “[Stallone] was the boss. I did what he told me.”
Doctors allegedly told Stallone that he received a blow to the ribs that made his heart rattle around in his ribcage, a condition typically seen in head-on collisions. “I did hit a bus, of sorts,” Stallone joked.

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