Sylvester Stallone is seething mad and it looks like he was ready for round two with Dolph Lundren aka Rocky Balboa vs Ivan Drago a la Rocky 4, only this time, Sylvester Stallone was willing to trade in the boxing gloves to vent his ire before the world before Dolph Lundgren stepped in to diffuse the situation. If this all seeming too Greek to you, then allow us to shed some perspective. It so happens that Irwin Winkler, the producer of the Rocky franchise, is planning a Rocky spinoff with Dolph’s character, titled Drago, and it seems that Stallone didn’t get the memo, which has put him at loggerheads with both Winkler and Dolph over a new Rocky movie.
Sylvester Stallone comes down on Irwin Winkler and family
After reportedly getting to know news of the Rocky spinoff, Drago, through the media, Sylvester Stallone made his displeasure known online in two separate posts. He first tweeted: “I’d like to congratulate Irwin Winkler and family beating another wonderful character into the ground! # no shame.” Check out the Hollywood superstar’s irked tweet below:
Sylvester Stallone blasts Irwin Winkler and Dolph Lundgren
In a since deleted Instagram post, Sly wrote: “Another heartbreaker Just found this out ONCE AGAIN, IRWIN WINKLER, this PATHETIC 94 year old PRODUCER and HIS MORONIC VULTURE CHILDREN, Charles and David, are once again picking clean THE BONES of another wonderful character I created without even telling me,” Stallone said in his first Instagram. “I APOLOGIZE to the FANS, I never wanted ROCKY characters to be exploited by these parasites By the way, I once had nothing but respect for Dolph but he NEVER told me about what was going on behind my back with the character I created for him!!! REAL FRIENDS are more precious than gold.”