It’e been a while since we had something to report on Sylvester Stallone. So imagine our delight to double-dip today with two dueling new items.
First, Deadline.com reports that Stallone has issued a public statement saying he has no involvement with the latest remake of First Blood. As we all know from our homework, 1982’s First Blood was the beginning of the Rambo franchise. But with Stallone now 71 years ago, we can understand him taking a pass on this. (Tiger Shroff has been cast to appear as Rambo in the remake with filming set to begin in February, but we’ll believe it when we see it. Remake attempts for Rambo have crashed and burned in the past.)
But here’s the more interesting scoop: Deadline also reports that Stallone is fixated on a sequel to Creed, the 2015 Rocky spinoff that focuses on the soon of Apollo Creed. And in this new movie, it’s possible that Creed (played by Michael B. Jordan as “Adonis Creed”) could actually fight the song of Ivan Drago, the villainous Soviet boxer from Rocky 4. Oh, we're all in.
Stallone has been posting Instagram pics hinting at the matchup saying “HISTORY WILL ALWAYS REPEAT ITSELF IN ONE FORM OR ANOTHER, JUST GOT TO BE READY!”