Sylvester Stallone Has Beef With ‘Rocky’ Producer Over Ownership Rights

76-year-old actor (yes, he’s 76 now!) Sylvester Stallone has major beef with Irwin Winkler, the producer behind the original ‘Rocky’ film.

According to Stallone, the 93-year-old producer has been super greedy when it comes to the Rocky/Creed franchise.

After Irwin controlling ‘Rocky’ for over 47 years, and now ‘Creed’, I really would like to have at least a little [of] WHAT’S LEFT of my rights back, before passing it on to ONLY YOUR CHILDREN — I believe that would be a fair gesture from this 93-year-old gentleman?

Even though Stallone wrote and starred in the original film way back in 1976 (and continued to star in its sequels) he claims he was pushed out of any ownership rights.

He did receive first-dollar gross on the early ‘Rocky’ sequels and earned net points off the original film, which brought in over $200 million worldwide. So he definitely made some nice money from the flicks.

But he says it’s starting to die down because he doesn’t have any ownership.

I have zero ownership of ‘Rocky. It was shocking that it never came to be, but I was told, ‘Hey, you got paid, so what are you complaining about?’ I was furious. This is a painful subject that eats at my soul, because I wanted to leave something of Rocky for my children, but it’s always great hearing from the loyal fans… Keep punching.

I feel for him, but I don’t know. If at 93-years-old, this producer still hasn’t offered any, I doubt he’s going to change his mind now.

Check Out Sylvester Stallone In First Image For Dark Superhero Film ‘Samaritan’

Even though Sylvester Stallone is 73-years-old, he’s still in pretty good shape. Good enough shape to play a superhero in the upcoming film, Samaritan.

The film, which was directed by Julius Avery, follows a young boy who is on a journey to discover if a mythic superhero, who vanished 20 years ago following a tragic event, is still alive.

Avery talked to Total Film about how incredible Stallone is…

This is a big event movie – we see our heroes kicking ass. We’re going to see Sly do things he hasn’t done in a long time, and in a really inventive way. He’s 73 years old! I’m amazed by how much he actually does. I’m telling you, most guys in their twenties wouldn’t be able to do what Sly does in this movie.

We believe you. Stallone is one of a kind. There is no doubt about that.

Avery has also confirmed that this will be a grounded superhero flick, so if you’re looking for something that resembles the Marvel universe, this probably won’t be it.

The movie is scheduled to hit theaters in June. Hopefully a trailer is released soon.

Watch The First Teaser Trailer For ‘Rambo V: Last Blood’ Starring Sylvester Stallone

From first blood to last blood, Sylvester Stallone has been through it all.

‘First Blood’ was released way back in 1982. Stallone starred in the film as Vietnam veteran John J. Rambo. The action-thriller made over $120 million at the box office.

The second film in the franchise was released in 1985, followed by a third film in 1988 and a fourth in 2008. The second film was by far the most successful, at least in terms of box office success.

Now Stallone is returning to the role of Rambo one more time in Last Blood.

Almost four decades after he drew first blood, Sylvester Stallone is back as one of the greatest action heroes of all time, John Rambo. Now, Rambo must confront his past and unearth his ruthless combat skills to exact revenge in a final mission. A deadly journey of vengeance, RAMBO: LAST BLOOD marks the last chapter of the legendary series.

Last Blood will hit theaters September 20, 2019. In addition to Stallone, the movie will co-star Paz Vega, Adrianna Barraza and Yvette Monreal.

Check out the trailer below…

Sylvester Stallone Announces Retirement From Rocky/Creed Movie Franchise


Well, we knew this day would come. Rocky Balboa is hanging up his gloves. After six ‘Rocky‘ films and two ‘Creed‘ movies, Sylvester Stallone is ready to jump out of the ring.

In a video posted to his Instagram account this week, Stallone talked to the cast and crew of Creed II and basically passed the torch to Michael B. Jordan

“Well, this is probably my last rodeo because what I thought happened, and has happened, I never expected. I thought Rocky was over in 2006 [Rocky Balboa]. And I was very happy with that. Then all of a sudden this young man presented himself and the whole story changed. It went on to a new generation. New problems. New adventures.

And I couldn’t be happier as I step back because my story has been told, there’s a whole new world that’s going to be opening up with the audience, with this generation. Now you [pointing to Michael B. Jordan], have to carry the mantle.”

In the caption for the video, Stallone thanked all the Rocky fans out there and said although it’s sad, all things must pass and end at some point.

He’s thanking us, but really we should be thanking him for creating something truly special that has inspired millions of people around the world. Much love, Stallone.

Check Out Michael B. Jordan All Muscled Up In New Images From Upcoming ‘Creed II’

Have you been waiting for this Creed sequel since, well, 20 minutes after watching the original film? We’re in the same boat. For a reboot/continuation of an old franchise, the original Creed movie worked so well. It could have been terrible, but it was actually award-winning.

And now they’re coming back with Creed II. Both Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone have returned for this sequel. Tessa Thompson also returned.

The studio behind the movie released a few images from the set this week. The photos show Michael B. Jordan training with Rocky and walking to the ring with his crew behind him.

“Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can’t escape your history.”

Creed II will jab its way inside a theater near you November 21. You will not want to miss it.

‘Creed 2’ Begins Filming, Sylvester Stallone Shares First Behind-The-Scenes Video


You ‘Rocky‘ fans are in for a treat. It’s been nearly three years since ‘Creed‘ was released. The ‘Rocky’ spinoff was a huge hit with both the audience at home and the critics. It took home over $170 million at the box office and scored a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

And now, we’re preparing for Creed II, which is set to be released later this year. Sylvester Stallone went on his social media accounts today to share the good news that filming has officially started on the sequel.

He didn’t give us a look at any of the stars, but he did show us his trailer, so that counts for something. Steven Caple Jr. will be directing this sequel and both Michael B. Jordan and Tessa Thompson have returned.

Collider provides us with more information:

“Written by Stallone and Cheo Hodari Coker (Luke Cage) and taking direct inspiration from Ryan Coogler‘s 2015 awards-worthy pic, Creed II will see Jordan return as Adonis Johnson, son of Apollo Creed, to continue his training under Rocky Balboa in order to prep for what’s sure to be a brutal fight against Vitor Drago (Florian Munteanu), the son of Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren).”

Creed II is set to hit theaters November 21, 2018, so maybe we’ll see our first trailer by the end of summer. We will keep you posted.

‘Rocky’ Spinoff ‘Creed 2’ Gets Official Release Date, And It’s Sooner Than You Might Expect!

You have just one more year to wait for the long-waited follow-up to Creed. It was announced this week that Creed 2 is scheduled to be released inside a theater near you November 21, 2018.

As some of you know, Sylvester Stallone has been teasing the sequel for a while now. Most people thought it wouldn’t be released until 2019, but thankfully we won’t have to wait that long. Stallone will be writing and directing Creed 2, so it should be interesting to see his vision come to life.

Stallone has also teased the possibility of a connection to Rocky IV in this upcoming sequel…

“Including another Rocky vs Drago showdown – not least because Dolph Lundgren confirmed he’d be heading to the Creed sequel earlier this year. Rocky IV saw Sly’s Rocky head to Moscow to avenge the death of opponent Creed at the hands of Dolph Lundgren’s Ivan Drago, so perhaps revenge is a dish best served very cold indeed.”

It should be a wild ride. If they’re planning on this November 2018 release date, we have to imagine filming will begin within the next few months.

We’ll keep you posted as more information is released.

Creed 2 Is Happening And Sylvester Stallone Just Announced He Will Be Directing It!

Some huge news just dropped on the Rocky/Creed franchise. We assumed a sequel to the 2015 film would happen, but now we have official word from Sylvester Stallone that a Creed 2 is in the making.

Not only did he announce the sequel, he also revealed that he will be the one directing it. You may remember that Ryan Coogler directed the first Creed film, and it was a hit with the critics. It received a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Heck, Stallone received an Academy Award nomination for his supporting role in the film.

Stallone announced the exciting news on his Instagram account. He posted a picture of himself standing next to Michael B. Jordan, “Looking forward to directing and producing the incredibly talented Michael B. Jordan in CREED 2 next year…One more round!”


I am excited for this; however, I hope Stallone really means ONE more round. Just one. I don’t want this turning into some Fast & Furious sh*t, where it starts with simple boxing matches and ends with Jordan fighting aliens on Mars.

No release date has been announced, but if they begin filming next year as the post suggests, then it will probably be released in 2019. We’ll keep you posted.

How do you feel about the news? Are you excited Stallone will be directing the project?

Movie Review: Ratchet and Clank – At Least With Results this Bad, We Won’t be Subjected to a Sequel

After being thoroughly delighted by Keanu, who would have thought my movie going experience would take such a terrible turn? But it did, when some Hollywood producers broke the golden rule of adaptations. Never adapt a movie from a game. Yes, you can do it in the other direction, but as far as I’m concerned, to date no one has given me a convincing movie adaptation of a video game or board game I played. Clue, Mortal Kombat, Wing Commander and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider all have one thing in common. They could never live up to the experience of actually playing the game.

Anyway, in this film, two unlikely heroes (some kind of robot, and a fox thing) team up to fight an evil alien overlord intent on universal destruction. The team then teams up with another team (I know, right?), made of seizure inducing bright colors known as The Galactic Rangers, to save the day.

Again, not nearly as fun as playing the 2002 version of the game. They didn’t even try to deviate from the game story. The storyline is pulled right from it and they changed nothing at all. It’s some pretty damn lazy storytelling, if you ask me.

The animation is good for a video game…but terrible for a movie. I don’t want to go to the movies and feel like I’ve been sent back to 1991, watching my brother hog the Nintendo. I was bored when it happened then, and I was bored in the theater watching this.


You know what it feels like? It feels like someone recorded them beating the game on their PlayStation and expects us to buy it as a movie…even without Pew Die Pie making nonsensical, but weirdly delightful noises in the background. Well I ain’t buying it.

This was a lazy, phoned in effort that cashes in on the nostalgia of aging Millennials while trying to do as little work as possible. You don’t get any more information here than you do in the video game, which leads me to wonder, why watch the movie? I mean, I liked Ratchet and Clank the video game, but not so much that I really cared enough to see them on the big screen.


Also, 94 minutes for a recycled story is a bit excessive. With most movies topping out at 80, it’s a bit stupid to add and additional ten onto the industry standard. Maybe it took the ‘animator’ a bit longer to beat the game.

Whatever, I can’t call this worth the watch and audiences aren’t either. This didn’t even come within a whisper of the top five at the box office and earned a paltry $5 million to date. At least with results this bad, we won’t be subjected to a sequel. If you’re feeling nostalgic, just go play the game.

We Gave it: 1 Star: Official Movie Trailer and Movie Poster Below

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Sylvester Stallone Keeps It Classy After Oscar Loss, But His Brother Frank? Well That’s A Different Story…


Almost everyone believed Sylvester Stallone was going to win the best supporting actor award at the 88th Annual Academy Awards. His performance in Creed was truly beautiful, and critics were calling his Oscar nomination before the film was even released.

And things were looking good for the 69-year-old actor after taking home the Golden Globe award for best supporting actor back in January. But unfortunately, the Academy Award voters didn’t agree with the rest of the world on this one.

Stallone lost the award to Bridge of Spies star Mark Rylance. Rocky fans went on social media to complain about the surprising defeat, but Stallone was quick to inject some positive vibes into the sea of negativity.



But not everyone in the Stallone family was as tasteful. His younger brother, Frank Stallone, sent out the tweet you see below following his brother’s loss.


Not cool, Frank. We know you’re upset, but you don’t have to insult Mr. Rylance. He’s an incredible actor. Would it have been nice to see Stallone take home the award? Sure. But that doesn’t mean Mark didn’t deserve it just as much.

By the way, Sylvester did address his brother’s comments

“Sorry, didn’t mean for this picture to go up before saying that I’m very happy and please understand my brother is so emotional because he is just very protective and only wants the best for me. Life is good!”