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King Shark’s DCU Future Confirmed By Sylvester Stallone

Following his successful debut in The Suicide Squad, Sylvester Stallone has confirmed King Shark’s DC Universe future. Based on the comic book character created by Karl Kesel and Tom Grummett, Nanaue (aka King Shark) is a humanoid shark that is often depicted as a recurring villain for The Flash and Aquaman. After the character’s first live-action appearance in The Flash television series, director James Gunn would also add a more childlike iteration of the character to his version of Task Force X in 2021’s The Suicide Squad. While the motion capture performance of the film version of King Shark was provided by Steve Agee, Gunn admitted that he recorded three other actors before finally settling on Stallone to voice the character.

Now with Gunn taking charge of the DCU as co-CEO of the freshly rebranded DC Studios, Stallone was asked about his own potential return to the franchise. Speaking with, the iconic actor was asked if there were plans for him to return to voice King Shark, now that his The Suicide Squad director is leading the studio, confirming the character’s DCU Future, and expressing his appreciation for his relationship with Gunn. Check out his response below:

Yes, for sure. I think James has been very generous… He and I are pretty tight. So if there’s an opportunity… I love him, he’s great.

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Where Could King Shark Appear Next In The DCU?

Ratcatcher 2 hugs King Shark in The Suicide Squad

When The Suicide Squad was first released, Stallone’s performance as King Shark quickly became one of the film’s most celebrated aspects. Imbuing Nanaue with a sense of childlike innocence, Stallone’s take on the otherwise intimidating character helped make him a bona fide fan favorite. Even prior to Gunn’s appointment as co-CEO of DC Studios, fans were wondering if and when Nanaue would return for a second outing. Now that Gunn is the one responsible for helping shape the future of the DC franchise, Stallone’s confirmation seems to make King Shark’s return more likely than ever.

Given that King Shark’s comic book origins often put him in direct conflict with Barry Allen and Arthur Curry, it is plausible that Nanaue’s return may come in the form of a cameo in either The Flash or Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, which are both planned for a 2023 release. However, given that the work on both of those films was largely completed prior to Gunn’s latest studio appointment, the likelihood of such an appearance in either movie seems fairly slim. A far more likely option, however, would be for King Shark to reconnect with his former Task Force X teammate in Peacemaker season 2, especially given Agee already has a major role on the series as A.R.G.U.S. agent John Economos.

Another possibility is for Nanaue to appear in the previously reported Amanda Waller spinoff series, which is expected to pick up the threads from Peacemaker season 1 and Black Adam. Though the series has not been officially confirmed by either Warner Bros. or Gunn himself, if such a series were ever to eventuate, it would make sense for Task Force X to serve a prominent role, and help reintroduce King Shark to the DCU fold. Wherever he may return, audiences can revisit Stallone’s King Shark debut with The Suicide Squad streaming on HBO Max now.

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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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