Of course, the actor thought for years that Rocky Balboa would be his last movie, until writer-director Ryan Coogler managed to convince the icon to reprise his beloved role. The movie was an instant hit with fans and critics alike, taking in over $167 million at the worldwide box office, from just a $35 million budget, with Sylvester Stallone considered by many to be the front runner to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in just a few weeks. It's also worth noting that, just last month, the actor revealed a few story possibilities for the sequel as well.
Sylvester Stallone said that writer-director Ryan Coogler is toying with the possibility of bringing Carl Weathers back as Apollo Creed, with part of the story taking place in the past, before Apollo died in the ring during Rocky IV. He also compared the sequel's story to The Godfather: Part II, which switched back and forth from the present to the past. However, it isn't even known if Ryan Coogler himself can come back to direct.Read More
Entertainment One and Avi Lerner's Millennium Films are behind New Blood. They had been trying to get Sylvester Stallone on board for several years. The project was first announced way back in 2013. At that time, it was believed the action icon was in negotiations to help bring this latest iteration of the Rambo story to the small screen. The hope always was that Stallone would help out creatively as well as reprise his character. Without Sly's presence, it's believed that Fox may not move forward with the project, but it could easily find a new home on another network, or possibly a pay cable channel were the violence can be pushed to the edge.
Sylvester Stallone, however, is still serving as executive producer on The Expendables TV show, which is expected to debut next year on Fox. It will be a continuation of the film franchise, and will see some of TV's biggest former action icons come together for new weekly missions. And Sylvester Stallone may appear as his character in that film series, Barney Ross.Read More
Last week, it was announced that Fox is moving forward with the TV series Rambo: New Blood, which will follow John and his son on a new set of adventures as they work through their strained father and son relationship. At the time, it was said that original star Sylvester Stallone was involved in the series as an executive producer. And it was thought that he might reprise his role as John Rambo. Today, Deadline reports that is not the case.
Entertainment One and Avi Lerner's Millennium Films are behind the new TV drama. They have been trying to get Sylvester Stallone on board for several years. The project was first announced way back in 2013. At that time, it was believed that the action icon was in negotiations to help bring this latest iteration of the Rambo story to the small screen. The hope always was that Stallone would help out creatively as well as reprise his character.Read More
When asked to clarify if he plans on hiring actual ISIS militants for the sequel, the actor only said that he's "really excited to talk about Creed today," and, according to The Washington Post, the subject was not brought up again. We haven't heard about Rambo: Last Blood since December 2014, when Sylvester Stallone confirmed the long-rumored title on his Twitter page. In June 2014, Splendid Media acquire the rights to the franchise, with Sylvester Stallone writing the screenplay for this follow-up, but it isn't known if he plans to direct as well.
In Sylvester Stallone's last outing as John Rambo, 2008's Rambo, the actor/filmmaker hired an ex-guerrilla Burmese soldier from the Shan State Army named Maung Maung Khin to play the villainous Tint in his feature film debut, and other Shan refugees and migrants from northern Thailand were hired as extras to play Burmese soldiers. It isn't known exactly what is looking for in Iraq and Syria for this action sequel, since no story details have been confirmed, and it isn't known when production may begin. We'll be sure to keep you posted with any developments, but, in the meantime, what do you think about Rambo: Last Blood set in the world of ISIS?Read More
Of course, Manny Pacquiao lost his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr., but it seems he was never set to be in the movie anyway. It isn't known who will direct The Expendables at this time, or when production may begin. Would you have liked to see Manny Pacquiao in The Expendables 4?
The Expendables 4 is in development .Read More
Sylvester Stallone took to his Instagram page earlier today to reveal the first official photo from his Rocky spinoff Creed, which is slated for release on November 25. Hopefully the debut of this photo means the first trailer is just around the corner, but we don't have a confirmed date for the trailer's release. The photo shows Sylvester Stallone reprising his iconic role as Rocky Balboa, as he trains Michael B. Jordan's Adonis Johnson, the son of Carl Weathers' Apollo Creed.
Adonis Johnson (Jordan) never knew his famous father, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there's no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed's legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa. Once in the City of Brotherly Love, Adonis tracks Rocky (Stallone) down and asks him to be his trainer. Despite his insistence that he is out of the fight game for good, Rocky sees in Adonis the strength and determination he had known in Apollo-the fierce rival who became his closest friend. Agreeing to take him on, Rocky trains the young fighter, even as the former champ is battling an opponent more deadly than any he faced in the ring.Read More