Sylvester Stallone has criticized the producers behind the plan rocky By-product Drago,
as reported by wrap On Thursday (July 28), screenwriter Robert Lawton wrote a screenplay for a spin-off film around Dolph Lundgren’s character Ivan Drago, who appeared in 1985. Rocky IV and of 2018 Creed II,
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Stallone shared the report on Instagram on Sunday (July 31), where he criticized the long rocky Producers Irwin Winkler and Lundgren reportedly to go “behind their backs” regarding the project.
“Another heartbreaker… just found out,” Stallone wrote. “Once again, Irwin Winkler, this 94-year-old producer and his silly Vulture kids, Charles and David, are once again cleaning the bones of another wonderful character I’ve created without telling me.
“I apologize to the fans, I never wanted the Rocky characters to be exploited by these parasites… Well, I once had nothing but respect for Dolph, but he never told me that What was going on behind my back with the character I made. Him!!! Real friends are more precious than gold.”
Stallone shared second post where he called Winkler a “blood sucker” and a “parasite maker”.
In a post addressing Stallone’s comments, Lundgren claimed that he was “under the impression” that Stallone was involved in the project.
“Just About One Possible To Set The Record Straight” Drago spin-offs,” wrote Lundgren. were also involved in.
“Last week there was a press leak which was unfortunate. In touch with Mr. Balboa – just so all the fans can rest up… there you go. ,
Stallone previously criticized Winkler and his producer son David in a deleted post on July 16 (via) Hollywood Reporter), which refers to the former as a “remarkably talented and parasitic producer”. rocky And cult,
In a follow-up post on July 17, Stallone explained that his dispute was over ownership rights related to the franchise. “I would really like [to] Stallone wrote, “What is the least of my rights, before giving it only to my children – I believe it would be a reasonable gesture.”
Stallone serves as a producer on the upcoming Creed IIIsequel Creed II and the ninth installment in the Rocky franchise overall. In April this year, the actor confirmed that he would not return as Rocky Balboa in the sequel, after appearing in the previous two entries.
Michael B. Jordan, who plays the lead role of Adonis “Donnie” Johnson Creed in the trilogy, will make his directorial debut with Creed III, The film is scheduled to release on 3 March 2023.