Rocky Balboa / Jake LaMotta

For his boxing comedy Grudge Match, Peter Segal rounded up two legends of silver-screen boxing: Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro. Granted, the two aren’t quite in the fighting shape they were three decades ago, but the allure of watching Rocky Balboa face off against Jake LaMotta in the ring can’t be denied.

But that no doubt glorious sight will have to wait. Warner Bros. has dropped the first official still from the movie, and it sadly does not feature the aging bruisers in shorts and gloves. Instead of glaring at each other, they’re scowling at Kevin Hart. Whatever, we’ll take it. Check it out after the jump.

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Sylvester Stallone has been dropping bombs on Twitter in the past couple days, beginning with the announcement that Bruce Willis would not appear in The Expendables 3, but that Harrison Ford had been added to the cast.

Sly has now confirmed the participation of Mel Gibson (he’s the bad guy) and Antonio Banderas for the third Expendables movie. And there’s an interesting statement from the CEO of Lionsgate, who seems to be attempting to prevent Bruce Willis from being totally pissed off about the Expendables situation.

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Michael Jordan Creed

Director Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan, who paired up on this year’s awards contender Fruitvale Station, are in early talks to direct and star in Creed. Creed is a spin-off from Sylvester Stallone‘s breakout and Oscar winning film Rocky. It will follow the grandson of Apollo Creed, famously played in the Rocky films by Carl Weathers. Stallone would return to reprise his role, which would have him mentoring the aspiring boxer. Read More »

Boondock Saints II All Saints Day

We’re sure to have tons of sequel-related news coming up later this week from Comic-Con, but in the meantime we have a bunch of other, non-SDCC news to share with you. After the jump:

  • Troy Duffy is cooking up more Boondock Saints
  • Joseph Kosinski offers a minor update on Tron 3
  • Chinese superstar Han Geng joins Transformers 4
  • The Veronica Mars movie is getting book sequels
  • Dumb and Dumber To gets embroiled in a lawsuit
  • Mel Gibson is in Expendables 3, says Sly Stallone
  • Watch another trailer for Disney’s Cars spinoff Planes

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Though Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger have teamed up in the past, it’s never been like this. The first trailer for their October action film Escape Plan has just come online and it features the icons as foes turned friends who team up to escape the world’s most inescapable prison.

Formerly called The Tomb, Escape Plan is directed by Mikael Håfström and also features Jim Caviezel, Curtis Jackson, Vinnie Jones, Vincent D’Onofrio and Amy Ryan. Check out the trailer below. Read More »

Mel Gibson Get the Gringo

The Expendables 3 is going full steam ahead. It’s got directorPatrick Hughes, a release date of August 2014, and a slew of brand new stars likely to join. They include Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes, Nicolas Cage and Milla Jovovich.

But who could be powerful enough, or evil enough to tackle that string of stars along with returning players Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Terry Crews, Dolph Lundgren, and Randy Couture? It might end up being someone mentioned as a possible cast member a few months back: Mel Gibson. The actor is once again rumored to be joining the film, this time as the villain. Read More »

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Briefly: When Sylvester Stallone assembles an Expendables film, the biggest question isn’t really why the characters are going to be punching and shooting, but who will be doing the punching and shooting. Stallone and Jason Statham are givens at this point, and now we’ve got four more all-but-confirmed names for The Expendables 3.

Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes, Nicolas Cage and Milla Jovovich, most of whom have been rumored as cast members for a while, are now in “advanced negotiations” to appear, according to the CEO of Lionsgate. Stallone recently said he was looking for a “young Sigourney Weaver” for the film, which could be Jovovich’s role. Patrick Hughes (Red Hill) will direct. [Deadline]

Ian McKellen as Gandalf in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."

Guess who’s been hanging out in Middle-earth again! Also after the jump:

  • There will be three more Transporter movies
  • Sly Stallone wants The Raid stars for Expendables 3
  • “Fuck, yeah,” Guillermo del Toro says about having Pacific Rim 2 ideas
  • Details uncovered on Transformers 4‘s new robots
  • Who else has an Anchorman 2 cameo lined up?

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