Did Sid Lucero's transfer to ABS-CBN affect Alyas Robin Hood Book Two storyline?

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Director Dominic Zapata (left) said that the storyline of Alyas Robin Hood Book Two wasn't affected because of Sid Lucero's transfer to ABS-CBN. The director pointed out, "Oo, patay na siya, e."



Sid Lucero is not included anymore in the second installment of Alyas Robin Hood, starring Dingdong Dantes.

As the main kontrabida, Sid's character Dean Balbuena was killed in the final episode of Book One aired last February.

Sid returned to ABS-CBN and is now included in FPJ's Ang Probinsyano.

According to director Dominic Zapata, he would have wanted to include Sid in the second book.

Dominic pointed out, "Oo, patay na siya, e. Sayang nga we would have wanted him to stay.

"I'm glad he has work. Ganun lang naman, e. Yun lang sa akin, as long as you're working, as far as I'm concerned, happy ako, even if you're on the other network.

"If you're done there and we have a show for you, we have a role for you, come back, we'll welcome you with open arms because you did a hella good job.

"Pero for Robin Hood, baka walang chance kasi we already did a twin brother angle, e. So we don't want to do that [again]."

PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) spoke to Direk Dominic during the press conference of Alyas Robin Hood Book Two last August 9 at the Le Reve Events Place, Quezon City.

The top-rating show of GMA-7 will have a comeback on television starting Monday, August 14.

LEAVING MULAWIN. Because of Alyas Robin Hood, Direk Dominic had to leave directorial duties for his other show, Mulawin vs. Ravena.

He narrated, "I had to leave Mulawin. Actually they made that decision for me. Siyempre, meron na rin naman akong commitment dun not lang to the show but also on a personal level with the artists, kasi I spoke to them.

"Siguro they want to take care of their health, baka may mangyari pa sa akin.

"Siguro it puts my mom's mind at ease kasi as it is, when we pack up, mas late dito kaysa sa Mulawin."

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The Kapuso director revealed that it is actually harder to do the stunts in Alyas Robin Hood than those in Mulawin vs. Ravena.

He explained, "The stunts kasi, there are more variables. Sa Mulawin kasi, when you make them fly, yung harness, we've done it to perfection.

"Ito, there are variables like sliding a bike, bike stunt, yung variable lang na mas maraming buhangin ba this time, mas pudpod ba yung goma, yung speed ba exactly the same?

"At saka mas may chance ng accident, kasi hindi siya perfect na perfect, its not a perfect science.

"Sliding a bike? Or even just a punch, the other punch might be a little wider, puwedeng matamaan. So maraming safety issues."

Even if doing these stunts might cause accidents, Dingdong opted to the stunts himself and avoided using doubles.

"Hirap rin kay Dong noon, so maraming safety concerns that would slow down the process," admitted Direk Dominic.

"Minsan, gusto nang ipadouble sa kanya, ayaw pa niya, e. Ayaw nila magpadouble, e.

"And they do have to train kasi mahahalata, e. Iba na yung Filipinos, high level na yung alam natin sa martial arts, sa MMA, sa boxing.

"Filipinos are fight fans so alam nila pag mali. They're smart!"

SOLENN HEUSSAFF. New characters were also added to the story, some of whom will be portrayed by Edu Manzano, Ruru Madrid, and Solenn Heussaff.

According to Direk Dominic, Solenn's inclusion will add a sexy side of the story, along with Andrea Torres.

In the first installment, Megan Young was the other leading lady of Dingdong. However, her character also died last season.

He explained, "Kasi ang sa akin, the mix is there are two kinds of sexy – this vavavoom sexy and this parang sophisticated sexy, parang hindi siya pasexy but there's still sexiness to her.

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"So ikaw, pili ka. Anong sexy para sa 'yo? Pareho naming i-o-offer.

"So noong nawala si Megan, we have Sos [Solenn's nickname] na iba ring klaseng sexy, so meron kang ganoong klaseng selection."

Aside from that, there are also other new twists that viewers can look forward to such as a secret in Pepe's (Dingdong) real identity.

"Tapos maraming familial na twists, may mga relevations na we weren't able to tackle in the first installment kasi nga there are too many things happening.

"At the same time, we still wanted to be relevant so the current issues, we try to input it into the show pero in a very light angle, kaya niyong tawanan. Hahaluan namin."


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