Filmmaker Lexi Alexander blasts plans to set action movie 'Ex-Baghdad' on Iraq's infamous Highway of Death.
Sylvester Stallone is going to stick around in the Marvel Cinematic Universe past Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, according to director James Gunn — although it’s not quite clear just where he’s going to show up next. “I’m not sure about him appearing in Vol. 3, we’ll have to see about that, but it’s our plan to see more of Stallone.
The actor claims that the studio intentionally concealed 'Demolition Man' profits and is seeking to "end" bad accounting practices on Warners' part "for all talent."
Hot on the heels of Sylvester Stallone’s shock departure from the planned fourth instalment in ‘The Expendables’ series, the Italian Stallion’s noted co-star Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared that he will not return to the franchise without Stallone on board. The revelation that Stallone was quitting ‘The Expendables 4’ came as quite a surprise, given the 70-year old veteran of the ‘Rocky’ and ‘Rambo’ franchises was very much the figurehead of the ageing action hero ensemble series.
Say it ain’t so: the elder statesmen of action cinema have just lost their figurehead. Yes, Sylvester Stallone has backed out of making the fourth instalment in the ‘Expendables’ franchise, reportedly over creative disputes with Avi Lerner, series producer and head of production house Nu Image/Millennium Films.
Aside from a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment in a sizzle reel shown at Comic-Con last summer, Sylvester Stallone’s role in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has been shrouded in mystery. Directed James Gunn swung by the Yahoo Studios this week for a Facebook Live session to talk about both his new film The Belko Experiment (in theaters now) and the Guardians sequel (out May 5), and he dropped some tantalizing tidbits about Stallone’s top-secret role. “Look for clues and you will find out the character Sylvester Stallone plays.
This Friday, 20 January, sees the release of ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage,’ third film in the extreme sports spy series, and the first time Vin Diesel has played the title role since the 2002 original (Ice Cube took over for the 2005 sequel, and will also appear in the new one). Diesel is of course no stranger to sequels, having reprised ‘Pitch Black’ anti-hero Riddick twice, and most famously his ‘Fast & Furious’ role Dominic Toretto on six occasions (including the upcoming ‘Fast & Furious 8,’ and his brief cameo in third film ‘Tokyo Drift’). A 12 year gap between movies – and a 15 year gap between performances for the leading man – is substantial, but Diesel certainly isn’t the only action star to return to a signature role after upwards of a decade.
Sylvester Stallone is climbing back into the director’s chair to tell the true story of an American hero — quadruple amputee Travis Mills — in “Tough as They Come.”
The fourth and final movie in Sylvester Stallone’s ‘Expendables’ series has been confirmed. ‘Expendables 4’ has been talked about for a while now, but now it appears it’s all systems go, with the movie’s go-ahead seemingly confirmed by its appointment of a German distributor, Splendid Film, which released the first three movies. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Stallone will be back as muscle-bound mercenary Barney Ross, with Jason Statham reprising Lee Christmas and Arnold Schwarzenegger as Trench Mauser.
Sylvester Stallone said that while he is “flattered” to be considered for an arts post by President-elect Donald Trump, he believes he’ll be more effective working for veterans. In a statement released by his publicist on Sunday, Stallone said that he was “incredibly flattered to have been suggested to be involved with the National Endowment of... Read more »
Reports claim that US President-elect Donald Trump has offered Sylvester Stallone a top arts-based role in his cabinet. Trump is said to have offered the 70-year old actor, writer and director a high-ranking role – likely chairman – with federal agency the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), which provides support, promotion and funding to creative arts ventures in the US. If Stallone accepts the offer, he would not be the first showbiz figure to join the Trump administration, as other positions have already been given to movie producer Steven Mnuchin and Linda McMahon, formerly of WWE.
Sly Stallone is one of a handful of actors in history to have been Oscar nominated on two separate occasions for playing the same character. Sly simply started running as a crew, including director John G, Avildsen, followed him and shot him in action. Burgess Meredith only got the part of hard-faced trainer Mickey because all the other applicants up for the role felt so insulted that Stallone had asked them to read for it that they rejected it.
“Adriaaannnnn!” It’s hard to think of a more memorable movie scene than the moment when Rocky, bruised and battered after his epic fight with Apollo Creed, cries out for his soul mate Adrian Pennino. In honor of that auspicious anniversary, we talked to actress Talia Shire, who brought the nerdy pet-store worker to vivid life four decades ago. Where did Adrian come from?
It’s the sequel nobody wanted - ‘Escape Plan 2’ is happening. According to Deadline, the upcoming ‘Escape Plan’ sequel will see Sylvester Stallone return to his original role… for reasons that aren’t quite clear. “Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films has greenlighted a sequel to its 2013 film Escape Plan, with Sylvester Stallone prepared to reprise the role he played in the original, this time in a supporting capacity,” they revealed.
After several years of a fifth ‘Rambo’ with Sylvester Stallone failing to get off the ground, it seems the rights holders have decided to go back to square one without the franchise’s signature star. Reportedly the producers are looking for a younger actor to inherit the Rambo mantle, treating the iconic action hero as “a character akin to James Bond.” This begs the question of whether ‘New Blood’ will be set in the 1980s like the original films, or update Rambo from a former Vietnam POW to a veteran of more recent conflicts in the Middle East. ‘Rambo III’ followed in 1988, and then there was a lengthy hiatus before 2008’s ultra-violent fourth film, entitled simply ‘Rambo’ (AKA ‘John Rambo’).
Sylvester Stallone has headed online to share a hoard of very rare photos from the set of ‘Rocky IV’ that show him getting pummelled by Ivan Drago himself, Dolph Lundgren. This trip down memory lane not comes just a few months ahead of the 40th anniversary of the release of the original ‘Rocky’, but it also gives us fresh insight into the physical toil that went into creating the film.
When Zack Magilavy, a dad from Ohio, USA, decided to post a video to Facebook of his little son Charlie mesmerised by Sylvester Stallone’s training montage in 1979’s ‘Rocky II’, he probably didn’t imagine it’d blow up as much as it did. Naturally, the video quickly went viral and soon amassed one million views, then two. In no time at all the video had been seen over three million times, as Zack hoped that in all the high profile commotion Sly Stallone himself would see it, and sure enough he did.
A visitor to Vatican City was stunned when he found the subject of a Raphael masterpiece had an uncanny resemblance to Sylvester Stallone. The doppelgänger was spotted by Harvard student Anthony Zonfrell, 20, who was on holiday in Italy with his family.
Stallone and NBC have been slapped with a $7 million lawsuit by a personal trainer who claims that the idea for the reality competition “Strong” was lifted from him. Fletcher says that he enlisted trainer Todd Durkin to host the show, and pitched it out to a number of entities, including 25/7 Productions. According to Fletcher, “Strong,” which premiered April 13, credits 25/7 and its CEO David Broome as creators, and counts Stallone as an executive producer.
With the passing of Muhammad Ali on June 3 at the age of 74, the world lost one of the greatest athletes and cultural figures of modern times. As just a sidenote to his extraordinary life, he also happened to be the inspiration for one of America’s most hallowed underdog sports movies, which was based in part on one of his bouts.
The murdered rapper read for George Lucas just before his death in September 1996. An abandoned script by ‘Gremlins’ and ‘Goonies’ writer Chris Columbus, this was actually going to be the third film in the franchise and involves 200-year-old pygmies, Nazis and Indy being brought back from the dead in a garden of immortal peaches. The icon was supposed to feature in a birthday flashback scene and had even said yes to Francis Ford Coppola.
Has ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ just landed Sylvester Stallone? According to the New York Daily News, the 69-year-old actor has been spotted in Atlanta where ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ is filming… and may have been heading to the set. “Sylvester Stallone was caught on camera Friday heading to the set of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’,” they claim.
Well - we’d have thought if anything, Sylvester Stallone would be the one who came up with it first given he created Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed… but let’s hear the details first. The Wrap reports that writer Jarrett Alexander filed a lawsuit in the New Jersey Superior Court last month, naming MGM, Sylvester Stallone, director Ryan Coogler and others involved in the acclaimed ‘Rocky’ spin-off. Alexander says he had attempted to pitch the project to Sylvester Stallone and other producers associated with the ‘Rocky’ series, with whom he shared links to his website detailing his ideas.