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 »
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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When Sylvester Stallone brought his famous cinematic boxer back to the ring in 2006’s Rocky Balboa, it was pretty unbelievable that a 60-year-old could hold his own against a pro fighter decades younger than him. That was thirteen years ago.
In 2018’s Creed II, Rocky was originally set to brawl yet again – this time in a street-level fight against his old rival Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren). The rematch between Balboa and Drago ended up being cut from the final movie, but you can get a glimpse at what it might have been like below, because Stallone has posted some rehearsal footage and explained the context for the scene.
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Sylvester Stallone may be primarily known for action movies, but his long-running dream project has been to make a movie about writer Edgar Allan Poe. Yes, really. Stallone even wrote a script for the potential movie back in the ’70s, and wanted to play Poe himself. It never came to pass. But Stallone has never said “nevermore” to this idea, and the actor, writer and filmmaker recently revealed he still hopes to get the movie made. Stallone probably won’t be playing Poe now that he’s older (although that would be pretty funny), but he did share a photo of himself dressed as Poe back when he first wrote the script. More on the Sylvester Stallone Edgar Allan Poe movie below.
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Creed II hit theaters last week, and even though it came in #2 on the box office charts behind a record-breaking haul for Ralph Breaks the Internet, the movie carved its own legacy by landing the biggest Thanksgiving opening weekend ever for a live-action movie. Now, if a new Instagram video from Sylvester Stallone holds strong, it sounds like Adonis Creed will really be setting out on his own from here on out.
Sylvester Stallone took to Instagram today with a video recorded during production on Creed II where he announces that the Rocky spin-off sequel will likely be his “last rodeo” as Rocky Balboa. So what does that mean for the future of the Creed franchise? Read More »
(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Creed II.)
Step back into the ring with Creed II, a sequel to Ryan Coogler’s 2015 Rocky spin-off Creed. The main cast is back, but Coogler is not. The result? An exciting, entertaining sequel that never manages to match the strength of the first film. Much like Adonis Creed himself, the Creed franchise will need to forge its own legacy if it wants to continue.
Major spoilers follow.
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