Sylvester Stallone throws another punch at 'Rocky' 'parasitic' producers on 'Drago'

Sylvester Stallone throws another punch at ‘Rocky’ ‘parasitic’ producers on ‘Drago’

Don’t expect Sylvester Stallone to be in Draco’s corner.

The famed “Rocky” star and writer, who has lashed out at the original film’s producers in recent weeks, hasn’t given his blessing to “Drago,” a reported spin-off from the beloved boxing franchise.

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8:27 am on August 2, 2022An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified screenwriter Robert Lawton as Richard Lawton.

This time the project centers on Rocky’s rival Ivan Drago, the formidable Soviet-Russian fighter played by Swedish actor Dolph Lundgren, who took on the Italian stud in 1985’s ‘Rocky IV’.

“Want to congratulate Irwin Winkler and his family for beating another wonderful character into the ground! # no shame,” Stallone tweeted Saturday following reports on “Drago”.

He then elaborated on Instagram, taking aim at the Winkler family for “again choosing the bones of another wonderful character I created without even telling myself,” Stallone wrote in a since-deleted post.

“I apologize to the FANS, I never intended for the ROCKY characters to be taken advantage of by these pests,” he said, according to Variety. “By the way, I used to have nothing but respect for Dolph but he NEVER told me what was going on behind my back with the character I created for him!!! TRUE FRIENDS Are more precious than friends. ‘gold.

Then, on Sunday, Stallone threw another punch in his public fist bump against Oscar-winning franchise co-producer Irwin Winkler. In another deleted Instagram post, the ‘Rambo’ star shared a graphic series of photos depicting Winkler as a vampire who “SUCKS[s] ROCKY DRY” and alleged that the family “found their next meal” in “Draco,” according to Deadline.

“Throughout history, so many artists in all industries, recording, painting, writing, etc. have been destroyed by these bloodsuckers who have destroyed so many families, lining their pockets with other people.” Stallone added.

The Wrap reported last week that screenwriter Robert Lawton is set to write “Drago” after MGM was impressed with his spec script for “Becoming Rocky,” which chronicles the making of 1976’s “Rocky” and his view of Draco. Lundgren’s character made a return in 2018’s “Creed 2,” which positioned Ivan’s son, Viktor Drago (Florian Munteanu), as the film’s antagonist. MGM owns the rights to the “Rocky” franchise, but it’s unclear what involvement the Winklers have in the reported project.

Following Stallone’s latest remarks, Lundgren took to Instagram to “set the record straight” regarding the possible spinoff and said he believed Stallone was involved in the upcoming project. The actor previously suggested that a project was also in the works.

“There’s no script approved, no deals in place, no director and I personally felt like my friend Sly Stallone was involved as a producer or even as an actor,” he said. wrote Lundgren on Instagram on Sunday. “There was a leak in the press last week which is unfortunate. In touch with Mr. Balboa – just so all the fans can relax… There you go.

Stallone, 76, has no producing credits on the six “Rocky” films he wrote and starred in, four of which were sequels he directed. The action star has been pushing for his ‘rights’ to the franchise and claims he owes her more involvement. Earlier this month, he unloaded on the Winkler family, particularly Irwin Winkler, whom he dubbed “the remarkably untalented, parasitic producer of Rocky and Creed.”

Winkler co-produced the “Rocky” films with his late partner Robert Chartoff and also served as producer of the “Creed” spin-off films with Michael B. Jordan as the title character. The third installment is due in November.

Winkler’s son, David Winkler, and Stallone also share producing credits for the “Creed” films.

Irwin Winkler did not immediately respond Monday to The Times’ request for comment, and David Winkler declined to comment.


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