Sly Stallone, the man himself exclusively revealed the news on his instagram page that he’s done playing Rocky for good. He came close to retiring the character in 2006 with the film, “Rocky Balboa” (or Rocky 6) but then the Creed spin-offs happened and things changed. Sly decided to play the Rocky character again for two more films. Why did Sly continue to play Rocky after Rocky 6? Well Sly probably figured that the Creed spinoff films can’t be done without the Rocky character. It made total sense to bring him back. The films are about celebrating the history of Apollo Creed and that can’t be done without Sylvester Stallone playing Rocky. Easy to understand isn’t it?
Now that Sly announced he’s done with Rocky, I get this feeling what’s going to happen to Rocky in “Creed II”. I still haven’t seen “Creed II” yet but hoping to see it next week and I will.
Thank you, Sly. Rocky Balboa has been an inspiration in my life over the years. These movies aren’t just boxing movies, these are films about “life” really. I’ve been a huge fan of the Rocky character ever since I was a child. I remember being a young child watching the first Rocky film and I’ve been hooked to Rocky films ever since. I grew up watching all the films and seen all 5 Rocky movies so many times. Actually, I just re-watched the first 6 Rocky films last week and I’m about to watch the first “Creed” movie sometime this week.
It’s interesting that Sly wants to retire both Rocky and Rambo. There’s one more Rambo film coming and that’s probably gonna be the last one. Might as well get those films out of the way before Sly gets too old
Rocky has been a huge part of all of our lives whether you want to admit it or not. Sly’s acting skills has always gotten mixed reviews but I always thought he was a phenomenal actor. I always saw that the man’s got acting talent. People finally saw that he’s got talent when the first “Creed” movie came out which he got Oscar nominated for. While the first “Creed” movie was his best performance in his career, I’m sure his performance in “Creed II” will be even better. Can’t wait to see the new film! I’m definitely gonna try to see it before it stops playing.
Well the “Creed II” trailer is finally here and I’m already impressed with it. Looks freakin’ awesome.
A lot of you know I’m a huge Rocky fan. Love the Rocky series and I’m loving the Creed spin-offs too. Can’t wait for this one.
I had to watch this trailer a couple of times and some of you may ask, where’s Dolph? When I first watched it, I asked myself that same question. “Why didn’t Dolph get put in the trailer when he’s in the movie?” Well, after watching the trailer a couple of times, Dolph is actually in it if you look closely. Dolph is in the trailer but very briefly.
In the trailer, there’s a short clip of Ivan’s son pushing Adonis on stage during weigh-ins and you can see Dolph on stage. That was the only time Dolph as Ivan Drago was seen in the trailer but I’m sure we’ll see more of Dolph as Ivan Drago in trailer no. 2. This is just a teaser.
It is a great trailer, though and it gave me goosebumps watching it. This is looking like to be the most realistic boxing movie ever. Can’t wait.
Some of you may say it’s kind of silly to bring Ivan Drago back but I don’t think so. I actually think it’s a great idea and makes sense for Ivan to come back. The whole point of the Creed spin-off is that Adonis wants to get revenge at Ivan Drago for killing his father in Rocky IV. Ivan is too old to fight in the ring so he has his son fight Adonis instead. Rocky’s son vs. Ivan’s son is a great idea. That’s something that Apollo and Mickey would have wanted to happen.
Can’t wait for this movie and looking forward to seeing more trailers. Technically this is gonna be the 8th Rocky film.
This is how Sly writes his scripts. I guess he writes them on regular notebook paper and then he types them into a word processor on a computer. Sly didn’t write the first “Creed” movie but it looks like they’re giving him the opportunity to write the 2nd one himself. So is Ryan Coogler still going to direct the 2nd one? Probably. Coogler will direct, Sly will write.
I guess he’s really going for an Ivan Drago comeback and Dolph will probably reprise the role. Is Ivan Drago going to fight Adonis Creed in the film? We’ll have to wait and see.
Sly just posted that photo up and he seems to be teasing that Ivan Drago might appear in “Creed 2” in some way. Could Ivan Drago come out of retirement and fight Apollo’s son in “Creed 2”? Either that or Ivan Drago ends up having a son himself and his son fights Apollo’s son for the next “Creed” film.
I would think Ivan Drago would be a retired boxer himself by now but if the idea for “Creed 2” is that Ivan has a boxer son now, that would be kind of cool. It would make total sense to bring Ivan Drago back too, that way Adonis can get revenge at the guy who killed his father.
I hope Ivan comes back ’cause it would be cool to see Ivan and Rocky reunited. Question is though, would Rocky and Ivan be friends or are they enemies still? I think it’ll be cool if Dolph Lundgren reprises his role as Ivan Drago for “Creed 2”. It’ll probably end up happening.
Dolph is not that old, he’s just 59. I think the idea would be that Ivan could be his sons manager to fight against Adonis (Apollo’s son).
I really loved the first “Creed” movie a lot. I actually thought it was a very good movie and no doubt, it was Sly Stallone’s best performance in his career. I’m definitely gonna go see “Creed 2” for sure.
A “Masters of the Universe” reboot is still in the works but they just hired a new writer. Christopher Yost, who was the writer for the first two “Thor” films and the writer for the upcoming 3rd Thor film has been hired to write the new “Masters of the Universe” reboot.
Plot details of the new “Masters of the Universe” movie is being kept underwraps but they do give us a little bit of what the story is gonna be about. They want the new He-Man movie to forget the origin story. They don’t want to focus on the beginning of He-Man’s and Skeletor’s feud. Instead, they’re gonna jump right into the story and Skeletor plans to take over Eternia. Looks like the next movie will be taking place on Eternia instead of Earth this time which is cool.
Which is funny ’cause I just re-watched the 1987 “Masters of the Universe” movie with Dolph on Netflix the other night and it’s still a great movie. I’m a huge fan of the He-Man character. Always has been. When I was a kid, I used to watch the He-Man cartoon series all the time and I used to collect all the action figures. It’s a real shame that a sequel to that film never happened when it was going to.
Why didn’t a “Masters of The Universe II” happen when it was going to? It had something to do with Dolph not willing to return and also had something to do with budgeting and copyrights. They were getting ready to film “Masters of the Universe II” with a different actor playing He-Man but Cannon films owed Mattel a lot of money for rights of the characters and they also owed Marvel a lot of money for the Spiderman movie they were planning so for that reason they had to cancel both projects.
More on it here:
Dolph never enjoyed playing the He-man role ’cause he didn’t like the costume he was wearing for the film. He was embarrassed being half-naked for that role, ya know? So I don’t think you’ll ever see Dolph back in the He-Man role ever again.
I hope they do a good job with the new “Masters of the Universe” reboot and it’s gonna be interesting to see who they’re gonna get for He-Man and Skeletor. I’m sure the new film will be action packed. Lots of special effects and CGI too. I hope they use Battlecat for the next film ’cause that would be badass. They didn’t use Battlecat for the 1987 film.
It’s interesting that the new He-Man movie is taking a long time to make. Sometimes movies take a long time to make, small baby-steps. I think it’s because they’re being more careful with this one and want to make this one a good movie since the 1987 film failed in the box office.
Here’s a younger Dolph Lundgren having a chat with actress Grace Jones. Dolph just dropped this photo on his facebook page and thought it would be worth sharing here. It seems like Grace is trying to invite him over for a good time, hey? I bet Dolph got himself a lot of pussy back in the day.
Dolph is one of my favorite actors, though. I love Dolph Lundgren movies. I even loved all of his b-movies that he starred in over the years.
Edit to add: I can’t tell whether Grace Jones is either a man or a woman. I’m sure you would agree.
Two “Expendables” movies have already past and a third one is currently filming. Dolph Lundgren has had a long career of directing films himself but he has mostly directed low budget B-movies. So far, Dolph hasn’t directed an Expendables movie. So many fans have been wondering why Dolph haven’t directed an Expendables movie yet since Dolph has directed violent action movies himself and Dolph, the man himself, finally explains why in this Q&A video directly to a fan. Why Dolph haven’t directed an Expendables movie himself yet? I’m sure Sly and the film crew would welcome him to direct an EXP movie but Dolph says he isn’t ready yet. That’s the reason. He has directed low budget and high budget films before — he’s just not ready to direct a big blockbuster like “The Expendables”. Still though, he says, “we’ll see”, so that’s a definite maybe. So keep our fingers crossed for now on whether or not Dolph will be ready to direct EXP 4 or 5.
I totally agree that Dolph should direct an “Expendables” movie. I have seen some of Dolph’s directed action movies like “Command Performance”. He’s very good with violent action scenes… that’s why he would be good to direct an Expendables movie. Maybe not now but Dolph said maybe sometime in the future.
Dolph seems like a real nice man in real life.
Watch the video, here.
I love how he explains the difference between directing a low budget film and a high budget film. Dolph is the freakin’ man! Always admired the guy!