Sly Stallone did this interesting interview with Variety and I think it’s a really good read. Sly talks about a lot of things with them. Sly talks about how he was robbed by the studios of ownership of the Rocky character… the studios fully own the character rights and Sly doesn’t own any of it. Sly says he didn’t get paid much of the first three Rocky movies and says he would have gotten paid a lot more even if he did own the full rights to the character. Some of you may ask yourself, “Sylvester Stallone is a millionaire and very rich, why would he care about making more money off the character???” I’m sure some of you are thinking to yourselves that Sly is just a whiner but I don’t think so… I think Sly totally deserves to own full rights for the Rocky character since the character was all his creation. After all the hard work and successes he did out of that character, I think he totally deserves to get paid fully and fairly. The studios obviously just didn’t care. They own the full rights to Rocky when they shouldn’t. It was Sly that helped make the studios millions… they should have thought about that but all the studios cared about was the money. Think about how unfair it is that when you create something and it was successful but you got paid less for your art? Sly has every right be pissed off, in my opinion.
Sly also talks about other things in his career… he talked about how his career almost came to an end and how nobody was interested in making Rocky VI (“Rocky Balboa”). Now that MGM finally agreed to make “Rocky Balboa” which came out in 2006, look where that got Sly? “Creed I & II” happened after that and now it’s looking like that MGM studios really want to make Rocky 7 now.
Sly says in this interview that he has an idea for another Rocky movie and he says that MGM is all over it and they want the movie to get made real fast. MGM is dying for another Rocky movie after them refusing to make “Rocky Balboa” in 2006 at first.
The new Rocky movie is not going to have anything to do with the Creed spinoffs and it’s looking like it’s going to be a seventh installment of the original Rocky series. People never thought a Rocky 7 would ever happen but it looks like it’s gonna happen ’cause MGM wants it pretty badly. Sly also says there might be a Rocky prequel TV series that will be streaming service exclusive which is also interesting.
Read the interview here:
Sylvester Stallone Feels Robbed of an Ownership Stake in ‘Rocky’: ‘I Was Furious’
I’m all for another Rocky movie and I’m all for that Rocky prequel TV show too. I think a Rocky prequel is a good idea. Just imagine what a young Rocky Balboa’s life would have been like? They would need to hire a young actor to play a younger version of Rocky Balboa which that idea would be very intriguing really. They would also need a younger Paully, a younger Mickey and maybe a younger Apollo Creed too.
Anyhow, I respect Sly so much. I admire him for going through so many struggles in life and somehow managed to get back on top again. He’s a pretty strong guy too. I also respect him for his honesty too ’cause not many actors admit that he’s been in some pretty horrible films. Sly’s not afraid to admit that he’s been in some pretty bad movies. I would think it’s safe to say that Sly has gotten much better at choosing his films, though.
Today is Sly’s birthday. As some of you know, I’m a lifelong fan of the man. Looked up to him ever since I was a child ’cause I was a huge Rocky fan when I was a child. Then the Rambo movies came and I was a huge fan of those. Still am a huge Rambo fan. I’ve seen most of Sly’s movies over the years. The only movies I haven’t seen of Sly were: “Reach Me”, “Backtrace”, “Escape Plan II” and “Escape Plan: The Extractors”. I’m gonna get around to those soon but I try to see everything he’s in even if the film isn’t good.
I am definitely looking forward to “Rambo: Last Blood” and can’t freakin’ wait.
I remember in the past, though, that people hated on Sly. That was back in the days when his career was in a slump, though. People didn’t think he would turn his career around again but look at him now. He’s a box office star again.
People laughed at him when he said he wanted Rocky 6 to happen “Rocky Balboa” (2006), I’ll never forget it. People in the media criticized Sly for wanting to bring back Rocky ’cause of Sly’s age and now look at him. Sly made three more Rocky movies since Rocky V… “Rocky Balboa”, “Creed” and “Creed II”. He definitely proved the haters wrong and I admire the man so much for that. Now everyone respects Sly again and haven’t seen anything negative said about the man in a long while.
People used to make fun of me for liking so Sly so much but I’m a huge fan, I don’t care what people say. I hate most celebrities but Sly is one exception. In real life, Sly seems like a good guy. He doesn’t carry around all this fame stuff like most celebrities do, he’s humble and he’s just a normal guy like all of us.
The man works really hard to entertain us. Some may not thinks so but Sly takes his work very seriously. He always tries to make the best movie possible. Making movies isn’t about the money for him either. He makes movies ’cause he loves it and that’s what he does.
Can’t wait for “Rambo: Last Blood” as I’m definitely gonna see it as soon as it comes out!
Sly just announced on his instagram page that he just started writing the script for “Expendables 4”. Ever since the third one, there have been talks that Sly won’t be returning to the fourth film due to disagreements with the script but it turns out that Sly is definitely down for starring in the film again as confirmed by the man himself.
So will “Expendables 4” be Sly’s next film after “Rambo: Last Blood”? Probably. Sly says this is gonna be the last Expendables movie and he isn’t getting any younger so it’s a good time to get it out of the way.
As you all know, the whole goal of the Expendables franchise is to have a bunch of iconic action stars to star in one big action movie together. So far the Expendables franchise had just about every big name star you can think of but there are still a handful that Sly hasn’t had yet.
Terry Crews won’t be back due to all that sexual misconduct stuff but I’m sure we’ll see some cast members back from the first three films: Jason Statham, Dolph, Jet Li and Randy Couture will all probably be back ’cause they are the main characters. I’m sure we’ll see some additional Expendables and more villain characters.
Doing a little digging, I heard that Pierce Brosnan is gonna have a role maybe and Sly wants Jack Nicholson to be the villain.
I’m sure we’ll definitely see a lot more iconic stars in the film and I would like see:
- Tom Cruise
- Nicholas Cage
- Kurt Russell
- Dwayne Johnson
- Liam Neeson
- Al Pacino
- Vin Diesel
- Dave Bautista
- Chris Hemsworth
- Jason Momoa
Any of them would be pretty cool additions, in my opinion.
I’m a huge fan of the Expendables films. I loved them all even the third one was good. Even though the third one was PG-13, it was still entertaining as hell, in my opinion.
I used to be able to think that Rambo could possibly get killed at the end of “Rambo: Last Blood” but from the looks of things, it looks as if Rambo may live and survive at the end. Why? Simply because Sly Stallone hinted at Cannes, he would do a sixth installment of the Rambo franchise if “Last Blood” turns out to be a huge hit. If it bombs then he probably won’t do another one. I don’t think Sly would have to worry about “Last Blood” bombing ’cause the “Last Blood” trailer sparked a lot of buzz with movie fans.
This is not just a film for die-hard Rambo fanatics. Even people who only watched the first Rambo movie and not the other films have sparked interest in “Last Blood”. Even Rambo newbies got interested in the fifth film which was all very cool to see. I think this movie will be huge and it will sell well in the box office, I’m sure. I remember when the 4th Rambo film came out, it didn’t get much of a buzz and that film wasn’t much of a hit but “Last Blood” could be a hit. Back to if Rambo either lives or dies at the end of “Last Blood”, I think they will make him live for another film. This might not be the last one after all. It’s going to be interesting to see how “Last Blood” is gonna end and we’ll wait to see how when we see it in theaters in Sept.
From the looks of the trailer, it’s looking like that Rambo goes in underground caves in Mexico to find the missing girl he’s supposed to find. After Rambo finds her, he brings her back to her family and Rambo goes back to home to his ranch… but wait… it’s not over yet. Uh oh, looks like the sex traffickers and drug lords from Mexico want revenge so they go to his ranch home to try and kill him. That’s what the trailer looked like to me. The sex traffickers are trying their best to kill Rambo but you know Rambo, right? He can’t be stopped. Rambo is a one-man wrecking machine… meaning that he’s capable of killing a bunch of people all by himself and once again, he shows that in “Last Blood”.
I noticed that the trailer doesn’t show the missing girl plot yet as this is just a teaser but all the first teaser does is shows that Rambo goes to Mexico to hunt down bad guys… why did Rambo go to Mexico??? We’ll find out more in the upcoming trailers and I’m sure trailer number 2 will reveal the missing girl plot.
Ya know, after seeing the trailer now, I’m glad that the film makers stuck with the Rambo goes after sex traffickers plot. It’s an interesting idea and definitely different than the previous 4 Rambo films. I already predicted in the past that the sex traffickers plot will bring out Rambo’s violent side even more and I was right. I’ve seen Rambo pretty intense in the previous 4 but in “Last Blood” Rambo himself looks even more intense and more aggressive. That’s what makes Sly an amazing actor.
I can’t wait for the film, though. The “Last Blood” trailer was really well made but there will be more trailers coming.
Will “Last Blood” be a hit film? Like I said above, I think it will. It will not be as big as “Avengers: Endgame” but I think “Last Blood” will do well. I’m stoked for this film. You should be too.
Well I never expected the “Rambo: Last Blood” trailer to drop today. There were no prior announcements about this so the trailer just dropped out of nowhere. I guess they wanted to surprise us and they did. Sly didn’t say anything about a trailer being released this week so here it is…. the trailer for “Rambo: Last Blood”.
When Sly started releasing pics of the film on his instagram… people were getting worried that this might turn out to be a western kind of film. It looks like it is going to be more of a western but the violent action scenes are still there. The trailer gave me goosebumps and I’m stoked to see this. Can’t wait.
The movie is not done yet ’cause Sly is still filming scenes for it. Looks freakin’ awesome, though.
I love the video footage Sly shared with us above from “Rambo: Last Blood”. The movie is looking freakin’ awesome so far. It is looking more and more like the first Rambo movie, “First Blood”.
Only thing I’m disappointed about is that I’m kind of with everyone that I wished Rambo didn’t get a haircut. I prefer him with the long hair more but so far, this movie is still looking badass.
I’m sure we’ll see plenty of violence and action. I’ll be there to see this movie in theaters in Sept. and can’t wait.
Sly Stallone has been announced as the first guest to appear at the Keystone Comic Con event in Philadelphia in August. Sly will be there for two days to sign autographs and take pics with fans.
I’m not sure how much Sly is planning on charging fans for autographs & pics ’cause there is no info yet on the keystone website but I’m sure we’ll find out soon. Hopefully Sly won’t be charging a lot.
This wasn’t the first time Sly appeared at a Comic Con event, though. The first time he appeared at a Comic Con event was way back in 2013 at the NY Comic Con to promote the movie “Escape Plan” with Arnold. Sly did an autograph/photo op session with fans but he charged like $395 or over for autographs/pics.
I’m hoping Sly will bring the price way down for this one.
Will I go to Philly just for this? I’m thinking about it depending on the price of Sly’s autograph line.
When celebrities do Comic Con events, they make you pay for autographs and pics. The celebrities themselves decide the prices for both. Sometimes they are cheap and sometimes they are not. Some celebrities will even do it for free.
Going to Philadelphia for a couple of days would be a nice little vacation for me, though. Save up some money and get down there. I’ve never visited Philly and always wanted to, though. If I went to Keystone Comic Con, I’ll probably do some sight seeing in Philly too by visiting all the Rocky filming locations especially the Art Museum aka the Rocky steps and I want to see the Rocky statue too.
Philly is a 4 hour drive from here so it would be a nice little road trip. Hopefully Sly won’t be charging so much for autographs/pics. If he is then forget it. I would love to meet the man in person someday, though. Talk to him for a little bit, get his autograph and picture with him. Would be a dream come true. On my bucket list to meet Sly in person.