For much of the ’80s, Sylvester Stallone was the closest you’d get to a cinematic superhero. The actor became known for his muscled action icons Rocky Balboa and John Rambo, though he never went so far as to put on spandex and play a proper superhero. But in the upcoming thriller Samaritan, Stallone gets pretty close. Stallone stars in the film by Overlord director Julius Aver, as a long-absent superhero who gets discovered by his next-door-neighbor. See the Samaritan first look below.
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The Suicide Squad completed production back in February, and now director James Gunn is hard at work on post-production to finish the film for release in August 2021. But that hasn’t stopped the movie from picking up a new cast member. Sylvester Stallone has officially joined the cast of The Suicide Squad, and there’s a chance we know who he’s playing. Read More »
The Rocky franchise starring Sylvester Stallone was resurrected with Creed, focusing on a new main character in the form of Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Johnson, son of the late, great Apollo Creed, a longtime friend and boxing opponent of Rocky Balboa. Not only did it rejuvenate the franchise, bit it created a new legacy by passing the torch and feeling like something familiar and fresh at the same time.
Now Creed is following in the footsteps of Rocky by become a full on franchise. Creed II gave Adonis Creed his revenge by being victorious over Viktor Drago, son of Ivan Drago, the Russian boxer who killed Apollo Creed in the ring. Now Creed 3 is in the works at MGM, and thought we don’t know what’s in store for young Adonis Johnson, the sequel could hold a new challenge for Michael B. Jordan, who is reportedly looking to direct the third installment of the spin-off franchise. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, watch as visual effects artists react to the big screen debut of Casper from 1995. Plus, watch the cast of Smallville get back together for a virtual panel for the 2020 New York Comic-Con. And finally, see what happens when Rambo joins the fighter roster of Mortal Kombat 11 in the next round of downloadable content. Read More »
This year marks the 35th anniversary of Rocky IV. And since tensions with Russia are at their highest since the Cold War, maybe it’s time to revisit the movie where a boxer from Philly takes down the Soviet Union. Thankfully, Sylvester Stallone is working on something that fans are going to want to see: a director’s cut of Rocky IV. And the good news is that MGM is already on board to release it. Read More »
Rocky Balboa may have hung up his boxing gloves, but Sylvester Stallone hasn’t left the Rocky franchise behind just yet. Stallone revealed that he is working on a director’s cut of the 1985 classic Rocky IV, which he says will be “amazing.” The news comes in the wake of the success of Creed 2, which continues the Rocky franchise through the story of Michael B. Jordan‘s Adonis Creed, and following the release of an extended cut of Stallone’s Rambo: Last Blood.
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40 Years of Rocky: The Birth of a Classic is squaring up for a digital release. The making-of documentary, which features narration from Sylvester Stallone himself, is set to be released on digital on-demand this June.
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It’s been 27 years since the sci-fi action movie Demolition Man was released in theaters. And because nostalgia keeps injecting new life into old movies, it sounds like Sylvester Stallone will be back in action for a sequel. In a recent Q&A conducted through the actor’s Instagram account, the aging action star revealed that a Demolition Man sequel is currently in development at Warner Bros. Pictures. Blast from the past! Read More »
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We’re only on the second week of self-quarantine in our efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus across the United States, but some of us are desperate for more content. So it only seems appropriate that we get some of it from the writers of Zombieland, the horror comedy that could give us insight into our potential future as this pandemic continues.
As we highlighted before the weekend began, Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick had to write several versions of what became the famous Bill Murray cameo scene. The original draft was written for Patrick Swayze, who unfortunately never got offered the role because he got sick. The next possibility was Sylvester Stallone, who couldn’t participate due to his schedule, followed by Star Wars saga legend Mark Hamill. You can read the script pages for both of these scenes below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, September 19th, 2019 by Ben Pearson
In 1989, Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell joined forces in a buddy cop action film called Tango & Cash, in which they played a pair of police officers who were framed for murder. The film was excessive, frequently ridiculous, and totally over the top – a last gasp of the macho 1980s action era before we transitioned into the (slightly) more reasonable ’90s.
And because Stallone is intoxicated by the notion of revisiting practically every memorable character he’s ever played, now he’s talking about a possible Tango and Cash 2. But apparently Kurt Russell is a bit more hesitant to jump back in and play the hits again, so it seems unlikely that this one’s going to come together any time soon. Read Stallone’s comments about the potential sequel below. Read More »