The Rocky franchise producer announced that he was developing his Drago, a spin-off centered around Rocky IV’s popular character Ivan Drago, but the development was the creator and star of the original Rocky series. Made by one Sylvester Stallone. – Not very popular. A veteran action star called the announcement “another heartbeat of his one” and blamed the producer. Comments came just a week after accusing the producer behind the series, Irwin Winkler, of denying franchise rights for nearly 50 years. Stallone was the first Rocky to be released in 1976.
He wrote and starred in the film and produced several sequels and spin-offs of his series in Creed.
Stallone took to Instagram on Saturday to beat up Winkler and his children without naming them. “Another heartthrob…I just found out…Once again, the pathetic 94-year-old producer and his selfish, useless kids are picking the bones leftovers of another great character.” !!! (sic),” the 76-year-old actor wrote of Drago, the character played by Dolph Lundgren on the show. “Seriously what does a weasel look like in the mirror?” he added. Earlier this week, MGM Studios announced Drago. Drago will focus on Dolph’s eponymous Russian boxer portrayed in 1985’s Rocky 4 and his son Victor Drago (played by Florian Munteanu) who debuted in Creed II. The Creed series, starring Michael B. Jordan, is itself a spin-off of Stallone’s legendary Rocky franchise. In his post, Stallone also apologized to his fans. “I’m sorry to the fans, I’m sorry to the fans. I never want Rocky to be used for this greed … # not embarrassing #sad day #parasite,” he adds.
Sic is based on the rise and fall of boxer Rocky Balboa. The first film, which also starred Carl Weathers, Talia Shire, and Burt Young, is considered one of the greatest sports movies of all time. It was followed by Rocky II (1979), Rocky III (1982), Rocky IV (1985), Rocky V (1990) and Rocky Balboa (2006). A spin-off, Creed, was released in 2015, and a sequel, Creed II, was released in 2018. His ninth film in the franchise, Creed III, is slated for release later this year. This film, Michael’s directorial debut, is the first to bring Sylvester off the screen. But he works as a producer. The movie will be screened in theaters on November 23rd.