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Sylvester Stallone’s Tulsa King Could Start Its Own Universe

Warning! Spoilers ahead for the Tulsa King season 1 finale

Paramount Global’s chief programming officer Tanya Giles suggests that Tulsa King could start its own universe. The show centers around mafia capo Dwight “The General” Manfredi (Sylvester Stallone), who is stationed in Tulsa, Oklahoma after a 25-year prison sentence. Premiering in November 2022, season 1 earned strong ratings and praise for Stallone’s performance. Tulsa King was renewed for another season shortly after episode 2.

Giles shares with IndieWire that Tulsa King has the potential to kick off its own universe. In addressing the show’s success for Paramount+, she says that there are ample possibilities at the hands of show creator Taylor Sheridan, in the form of perhaps “universes” and “backstories.” She indicates that there will be “more to come.” Take a look at Giles’ full quote below:

The huge success we’ve had with “Tulsa King” and Sylvester Stallone opens up possibilities with Taylor Sheridan, who consistently, his mind works in terms of universes and backstories, so I think there’s always a possibility that there’s more to that universe and more to that story. More to come there.

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How Taylor Sheridan Could Expand A Tulsa King Universe

Tulsa King Dwight in a meeting in New York

Starting off as an actor, Sheridan gained recognition as a filmmaker for the critically acclaimed Sicario and Hell or High Water. In his television work, Sheridan has single-handedly created an empire of scripted television shows for Paramount+, which include the likes of Yellowstone and The Mayor of Kingstown. The recent success of Tulsa King further proves that he’s on a hot streak. With Yellowstone, Sheridan was able to create an ever-growing franchise, leading to the hit prequel series 1883 and 1923. His ability to mold compelling characters, tackle unique settings and subvert expectations are key as he expands the world of his stories.

As for a Tulsa King franchise, there are a number of story directions that could revolve around or tangentially relate to the Manfredi Syndicate. It could be interesting to explore Dwight’s earlier years in the mafia prior to serving his sentence. Or, a young Dwight could play a supporting character in a series centering around the formation or growth of the Ivernizzi crime family. Other Tulsa King regulars like Mitch (Garrett Hedlund), Tyson (Jay Will), or Dwight’s daughter Tina (Tatiana Zappardino) could also make for intriguing spin-offs, whether set in the past, present, or future. With Sheridan as a driving force, Paramount+ may very well soon have another winning franchise on its hands.

Season 1 of Tulsa King closes with Stacy turning over Dwight’s operation to ATF authorities — and season 2 will likely see him searching for a way out of his legal troubles. Additionally, Chickie (Domenick Lombardozzi) is anticipated to make a comeback to seek revenge against Dwight. All possibilities nonetheless remain speculation with no other news confirmed about the show’s future. Viewers can expect that the further success of Tulsa King season 2 could, however, pave the way for an exciting new universe.

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Source: IndieWire

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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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