Even as an aging action star, Sylvester Stallone has kept up a steady pace. The actor has spent the past few years alternating between action vehicles and voice over work on children’s movies, always outpacing Hollywood obsolescence with his incredible work ethic and his willingness to not deviate from the ’80s action formula that helped make him a star. And while plenty of Stallone fans were pleased to see the actor pull in a Best Supporting Actor nomination for Creed, with Stallone’s latest production troubles, one cannot help but wonder if this will have an effect on the types of movies he makes going forward.
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It’s been quite A Day, and we’ll forgive you for being distracted by the latest political news (aka What Did Anthony Weiner Do This Time?!) — as such, we also regret to inform you that the director of the recent action thriller Criminal is helming a new reboot of Rambo that will not feature Sylvester Stallone, which, if our science is correct, does not sound like a Rambo movie at all.
TV series adapted from Sylvester Stallone’s greatest hits haven’t fared so well between Rambo or The Expendables, but the latter at least may yet fight another day. After FOX passed on the prospect, The Expendables TV series will be shopped to other networks by producer Shane Brennan.
Inevitably unquestioned lord and master of TV, Netflix has been pushing into a variety of different genres for its original programming, and now has Sylvester Stallone himself in mind to take on the reality competition. Sly will executive produce a new international Ultimate Beastmaster competition, as teams from all over the world compete to master an obstacle course.
We’ve seen Sylvester Stallone flirt with TV before, usually in producing, but now Rocky himself may take the leap fulltime. The legendary star has signed on as the lead of Antoine Fuqua’s unattached mafia series Omerta, based on the final novel in Godfather creator Mario Puzo’s mob trilogy.
Last month when Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 director James Gunn revealed on Facebook that Kurt Russell, Elizabeth Debicki and Chris Sullivan had joined the cast of his sequel, he promised “We’ll have more surprises for you in the coming months.” Has one of those surprises already been spoiled?
So, stop us if you‘ve heard this one before: it’s now 2016, yet another Rocky picture has dealt the box-office a swift uppercut, and Stallone is done, seriously, you’ll see, he means it now.
Just last week, Sylvester Stallone — make that Golden Globe award-winner Sylvester Stallone — tossed out some ideas for a Creed sequel, which didn’t seem so far-fetched given the critical and commercial success of Creed. As expected, today comes word that MGM has their sights set on a 2017 release for the sequel, which may very well happen without one key ingredient: director Ryan Coogler.
Last year saw hope for another Rambo film transforming into a FOX sequel TV series with Sylvester Stallone on board to produce and potentially cameo, though it didn’t take the Rocky franchise star long to distance himself from the project altogether. Now, Stallone reveals both that he’s retired the character of John Rambo, and his “delicate” reason for leaving the TV project.
Creed has been something of a surprise success for Warner Bros. The rare film that is both audiences and critics love and makes money. And you know what that means: SEQUEL TIME!