This week, in things you’d love to see: Silvestre Stallone and dolph lundgren are fighting like it’s 1985. He Rocky IV. The stars have disliked each other both on screen and off for nearly four decades, and they never mince words. “We had good times and bad times,” Lundgren said. Variety“Kind of like a family to a certain extent.” But this family certainly fights, until the last bell.
Years later rocky iv, The two returned to the screen together for the star-studded Blast Festival, the Expendables. Stallone directed and starred in the film, with Lundgren appearing as one of his A-list mercenaries. According to Lundgren, Stallone allegedly “was very hard on me in a scene in the Expendables where he kind of yelled at me in front of the whole crew and had me do about 20 takes of a scene. “Hard.” It was like, My grandmother could do better than that. What the hell, what are you doing?“Lundgren remembered.”You know, basically in front of everyone. And there was also press there that day, international press. We took a lunch break and I remember I was a little crying. I was really upset. I called my wife that time and basically told her: If he says one more word, I’ll knock him out and fuck myself with this movie, I’m out of here. I’ll just hit it and walk away..”
Fortunately, Sly reportedly apologized, and Lundgren chalked it all up to him being a “mad Italian.” Hopefully, Lundgren continued, “he knows that I’ve always respected and loved him, and I think that’s why we’re still friends.” Friends who fight constantly, it seems.
Last year, Variety reported that the Rocky-verse it would soon expand with a spin-off centered on Lundgren’s Ivan Drago in the works. The report came as a somewhat pleasant surprise, as it he Creed Films they have found a new generation of fans who love (fictional) boxing. But, Mr. Balboa got the story. In a now-deleted Instagram post, Stallone wrote: “Another heartthrob…Just found this out…ONCE AGAIN THE PATHETIC 94 YEAR OLD PRODUCER AND HIS USELESS SELFISH SONS are once again picking up what’s left of THE BONES! of another wonderful character!!! Seriously, what do weasels look like in the mirror?
Crafty, man, watch out for capital letters! We hear you. Stallone won’t name names, but in another since-deleted Instagram post (which can still be glimpsed on Twitter), seems to confirm that your goal is Rocky Producer Irwin Winkler. As the story goes, Winkler kept all rights to the Rocky franchise. “I would like to congratulate Irwin Winkler and his family on defeating another wonderful character to the ground! #shameless,” Stallone wrote. Now if that wasn’t enough sylvester-stallone-deleted-instagram-rant news for you, the man turned to his rocky IV co-star, with words ripped straight from a canned 80s movie script. He wrote: “Dolph why? Not a phone call?
Dolphin, why? Why, Dolf! Stallone continued, in another (!) since-deleted Instagram post, “By the way, I once had nothing but respect for Dolph, but he NEVER told me what was going on behind my back with the character I created for him! REAL FRIENDS they are more precious than gold.” Well, Dolph told us his side of the story, in a post that’s actually still on Instagram. “Just to set the record straight regarding a potential Drago spin-off,” Lundgren wrote. “No approved script, no set deals, no director and personally I was under the impression that my friend Sly Stallone was involved as a producer or even as an actor. There was a press leak last week that was unfortunate. In touch with Mr. Balboa, just so all the fans can relax… There he is. 👊”
You heard the man: 👊. Is this the most meaningless celebrity fight of the decade? Maybe. I would put it somewhere between Baby Yoda vs. Gizmo and Doja Cat vs. Noah Schapp. Maybe we should all try to be nice to each other. Just a thought.