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Michael B. Jordan is ready to enter the ring. Creed, the Rocky spinoff, is in the heat of production in anticipation of its November 25 release date, and now we have our first look. Check out the Human Torch in his new role as Adonis Johnson, the son of Apollo Creed.
An arrest has been made in connection to the illegal release of The Expendables 3, which the studio blames for the lackluster box office take.
Legendary action star, Sylvester Stallone isnít exactly known for playing characters who use a refined proclivity for solving problems like ďtalking,Ē ďnegotiatingĒ or ďempathizingĒ with his enemies. Now, thanks to an amazing, adrenaline-injected supercut highlighting every kill made in his cinematic body of work, we get to sit back and enjoy all his maniacal machinations to murder the malevolent.
Being a movie star is far from easy, as your only as good as your last picture. Here are 10 careers that pretty much died after one false move, and a couple other interesting factors.
The seventh installment of the famed Rocky franchise, a semi-spin-off called Creed, has been in the works for months now, though only sparse details about its plot have been released. Thankfully, now that production is underway, the film is finally ready to tell us what itís all about, and itís done so through the release of a brand new plot synopsis.
Any Rocky fan who has ever visited Philadelphia will have almost certainly taken a photo at the top of the Philadelphia Museumís staircase, raising their arms in triumph for a photo op. But all of these Rocky inspired images will now pale in comparison to the one taken by a group of tourists in the city on Saturday.
I donít care what anybody says, Rocky IV is a classic. In celebration of the film, the purveyors of "cult decor," Skuzzles, released a limited-edition Rocky IV poster, immortalizing Lundgren as the god-like American action star that he is.
After resurrecting Barney Ross for The Expendables 3 and with plans to do the same for Rocky Balboa in the upcoming spinoff, Creed, Stallone is ready for another Rambo entry. And it looks like he just officially revealed the title.
It was just a couple weeks ago that Sylvester Stallone noted that the upcoming Rocky spin-off, Creed, will go into production next month - but apparently the film couldn't even get that far without giving away some of its biggest secrets.
2014 was a middling year for movies. However, for the 10 stars we're highlighting in this list, it was absolutely dismal. Find out who's hoping for a happy new year after the jump.
When a movie underperforms at the box office, it's natural for people to start trying to discover the root of what went wrong. Typically fingers can be pointed at a director or the screenplay or the studio, but sometimes it's more specific things. In the case of The Expendables 3, Sylvester Stallone is placing a good amount of blame on the film's rating.
With six features spread out over 30 years, Sylvester Stallone's Rocky Balboa has had plenty of time in the spotlight, so while the franchise is ready to expand once more, it won't be doing so with the Italian Stallion as its lead. Instead, a new spinoff is in the works and will be titled Creed, with starring duties falling to the young, talented Michael B. Jordan.
Unlike its two franchise predecessors, The Expendables 3 entered theaters not with a restrictive R-rating, but instead a much more teen friendly PG-13. While many fans saw this as a big mistake, noting that the series originated as an ode to the hyper-violent and bloody action movies of the 1980s, it's one that Lionsgate will be doing its part to correct when the film arrives on Blu-ray and DVD.
MGM have threatened to sue Rocky IIís biggest fan, even though she has organized a fun-run in honor of Sylvester Stalloneís infamous boxer. Rebecca Shaefer has been handed and cease-and-desist letter from the studio over the name of her Rocky 50K Run, which will re-trace every step that the boxer made in the 1979 sequel as he prepared to face Apollo Creed for the second time.
Hereís the biggest question tied to a final Rambo movie: Why? And I mean that as no disrespect to Stallone or his character, who has been part of two good movies (and two that we didnít need). But the final scene of Rambo was a proper finale for the character.
But the fans just didn't show up to a film that added Wesley Snipes, Mel Gibson and Harrison Ford to the ever-growing roster of characters, three legends with serious box office pedigree. The formula seemed simple at the beginning, but it's clear from audience dissatisfaction that it's not working.
The only reasons Stallone would have to return to this character (other than money and sentimentality) is to provide a more final, conclusive end. There's no poetry without blood in the Rambo universe.
These movies so far have been overstuffed to the point of parody. The latest film tries to find space for two full Expendables teams, reducing Jet Li to a tiny cameo and four spoken lines, and he doesn't even throw any kicks. And Wesley Snipes seems like a selling point for the new movie, but after a major break-in that frees him, he and the rest of the Expendables are (temporarily!) fired and replaced by the new crew.
Stallone's two examples of projects that Schwarzenegger would have done were Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot and Rhinestone. Rhinestone happened in 1984, in the same year Schwarzenegger was doing The Terminator and Conan The Destroyer. Does it really seem like Schwarzenegger would have passed on either of those two movies to do a Dolly Parton musical?
Sylvester Stallone currently is blowing up movie theaters (figuratively) as a member of The Expendables. But one of Slyís most iconic franchises plans to continue with his involvement (to a certain extent). Weíd heard rumbling about an Apollo Creed movie, with Michael B. Jordan playing the pivotal part. Now, we know for sure itís happening, and soon.