Shade. Grudge Match. Reach Me. Sylvester Stallone has been in some major duds over the course of his nearly 50-year career in Hollywood, but according to him, none were handled worse than last year’s Escape Plan 2: Hades, a sequel to the 2013 prison break film that teamed up with his former frenemy Arnold Schwarzenegger.
In a recent Instagram post, Stallone has some choice words for that sequel and shared a fight scene from the upcoming Escape Plan 3, revealing that the fight was totally unplanned, allowing him and an unrecognizable Devon Sawa to freely go head to head. Check out the brawl he calls “without a doubt the only fight I’ve ever done in my entire career without choreography or without knowing what’s coming.” Read More »
Sylvester Stallone has found a certain amount of success reviving the Rocky franchise with Michael B. Jordan as the new leading man, Adonis Creed. But he still can’t help but make some crummy action movies on the side. Case in point: there’s an Escape Plan 3 on the way this summer, and just like Escape Plan 2: Hades, this one isn’t even bothering to play in theaters.
Following a path similar to the second film, Escape Plane: The Extractors finds Ray Breslin (Stallone) breaking into a prison to rescue to rescue the kidnapped daughter of a Hong Kong tech mogul from a formidable Latvian prison. Oh, and it just so happens that his girlfriend (Jaime King) has been kidnapped too. And there’s some good old-fashioned revenge behind the plot this time. Watch the Escape Plan 3 trailer below. Read More »
Sylvester Stallone returns as John Rambo for the final time (maybe) in Rambo: Last Blood. The conclusion to the previous film, simply titled Rambo, seemed fairly finite in its conclusion, in which Rambo finally returned home to America after so many years abroad. But trouble has a way of finding John Rambo, and sure enough, Last Blood will find the emotionally damaged Vietnam veteran trying to take down a drug cartel. Watch the Rambo: Last Blood trailer below.
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Sylvester Stallone, iconic action star of the 1980s, continues to mine his past characters for all they’re worth. During a career retrospective at the seemingly-never-ending Cannes Film Festival, Stallone explained what audiences can expect from Rambo V: Last Blood, his idea for a new Rocky movie (wait, what?), and how he wants to reboot his 1986 action film Cobra into a television show. Read More »
Somehow, when we weren’t looking, Escape Plan became a franchise. The original film teamed up action movie legends Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger for the very first time. It was fine! That was followed by a Schwarzenegger-less sequel,Escape Plan 2: Hades. Now, here comes Escape Plan: The Extractors. Stallone is back once again without Schwarzenegger, but Dave Bautista is there, so that’s something. Watch the Escape Plan: The Extractors trailer below.
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Sylvester Stallone plans to remake the South Korean thriller The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil, and he’s keeping the original star. Train to Busan‘s Ma Dong-seok, aka Don Lee, will reprise his role from the Korean film in the American remake. In the original film, a gangster and a cop team up to catch a serial killer.
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Sylvester Stallone took to Instagram to upload a snazzy, grainy new Rambo 5 behind the scenes video. The footage features a compilation of Stallone in full Rambo mode, banging together metal tools, gazing into blazing fires, and getting ready to (probably) murder a lot of people. Watch the Rambo 5 behind the scenes video below. Read More »
Since people would rather be entertained than actually learn something, the History Channel has resorted to creating narrative programming. It’s probably why we’re doomed to repeat the mistakes of our past, but that’s besides the point. History has carved out a niche by creating shows that take viewers back to various periods of time, and their latest will see Sylvester Stallone getting behind the camera for a period cop drama set in New York at the turn of the 20th century. Read More »
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Creed II continues the legacy connection to the classic Rocky franchise by having Michael B. Jordan‘s character Adonis Creed face-off with Viktor Drago (Florian Munteanu). He just so happens to be the son of Rocky Balboa’s dangerous opponent Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren), the man responsible for the death of his fellow boxer Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers). But instead of only continuing the legacy of Creed, it apparently almost featured an appearance by Apollo Creed himself in the form of a ghost. Read More »
After his Oscar-nominated turn as a down-and-out boxer in the original Rocky, Sylvester Stallone largely spent the next decade cultivating a muscled-up action hero image, competing with Arnold Schwarzenegger at the box office, and generally turning grounded characters like Rocky Balboa and John Rambo into practically unbeatable tough guys on the big screen. In the era before actual superhero movies took hold, Stallone was as close to a cinematic superhero as you could get.
Now, decades later, audiences are getting a full-fledged Sylvester Stallone superhero movie called Samaritan, which is currently being developed at MGM.
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