Sylvester Stallone Is Not Happy About Potential ‘Rocky’ Spinoff

Sylvester Stallone is throwing some punches.

The veteran actor — who famously created and portrayed boxer Rocky Balboa within the iconic 1976 movie “Rocky” and its subsequent sequels — slammed the recently-announced Drago spinoff and referred to as out returning producer Irvin Winkler.

“ONCE AGAIN, IRWIN WINKLER, this PATHETIC 94 yr outdated PRODUCER and HIS MORONIC VULTURE CHILDREN, Charles And David, are as soon as once more selecting clear THE BONES of one other fantastic character I created with out even telling me,” he wrote on Instagram as he shared in now deleted screenshots of the challenge’s announcement, in response to Individuals.

Calling the spinoff concept “one other heartbreaker,” Stallone, 76, additionally went after his longtime good friend Dolph Lundgren.

After an article on The Wrap reported that the actor could be reprising his function as Russian boxer Ivan Drago within the upcoming spinoff, Stallone referred to his former co-star as “parasite.” “I APOLOGIZE to the FANS, I by no means wished ROCKY characters to be exploited by these parasites,” he continued. “By the best way, I as soon as had nothing however respect for Dolph however he NEVER informed me about what was occurring behind my again with the character I created for him!!! REAL FRIENDS Are extra treasured than gold.”

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However Stallone did not cease there. He adopted up his scathing publish with a photoshopped photos of a vampire-like Winkler sucking Rocky’s blood and stabbing him within the again.

“After IRWIN WINKLER And FAMILY SUCK ROCKY DRY!” he wrote together with the disturbing picture. “Presumed to be essentially the most hated, untalented, decrepited [sic], Producer in Hollywood and his cowardly youngsters have discovered their subsequent meal… Drago, RETURN MY RIGHTS BLOODSUCKERS!”

He added, “All through historical past so many artists in each business, recording, portray writing, you title it have been destroyed by these blood suckers Who’ve destroyed so many households, lining their pockets with different folks! DOLPH, why? Not a cellphone name? #parasite producers #exploited artists victims.”

Following Stallone’s criticism, Lundgren took to Instagram to set the document straight concerning a attainable Drago spinoff.

“There isn’t any authorized script, no offers in place, no director and I used to be personally underneath the impression that my good friend Sly Stallone was concerned as a producer and even as an actor,” he wrote on Aug. 1, together with photograph of the 2 co-stars in higher occasions. “There was a press leak final week which was unlucky. In contact with Mr Balboa – simply so all of the followers can chill out…There ya go.”

E! Information has reached out to the studio and Winkler for remark and hasn’t heard again.

This is not the primary Stallone has been vocal about his want to have management over the franchise. In 2019, Stallone revealed to Selection that he has “zero possession” of the franchise and regretted not pushing onerous sufficient when negotiating the deal for the unique film.

Stallone — who earned an Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for the unique “Rocky” movie for each Finest Actor and Finest Authentic Screenplay — reprised his function within the sequel “Creed” in 2015 and “Creed II” three years later. The following “Creed” installment, with out Stallone, is about to premiere in March 2023.


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