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Exclusive: ‘This Is Us’ Cast Talks Guest Sylvester Stallone, the ‘Huge Hint’ About Jack’s Death in Season 2

15 August 2017 2:22 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Though it’s easy to fangirl/boy over the Pearson family, the cast of This Is Us recently had a star struck moment themselves when Sylvester Stallone visited the set for a guest appearance.

Watch: Sylvester Stallone Kicks Off Filming 'This Is Us' With Milo Ventimiglia, Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley: Pics!

“He’s very congenial,” Chrissy Metz told Et’s Leanne Aguilera of the 71-year-old action star at the For Your Consideration panel on Monday. “He came in the makeup trailer, and he’s talking, he’s making jokes and he basically knows [co-star] Chris [Sullivan]'s entire resume. It was so cute… He knows people’s names, and he just cares and that’s super cool ‘cause he's a busy guy.”

Metz, 36, also opened up about her epic photo in which she’s punching Rocky himself, insisting, “It was all his idea ‘cause I would never be so presumptuous. But he could »

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This Is Us Season 2 To Bring On Sylvester Stallone For A Huge Guest Role,New Details

14 August 2017 9:12 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

According to a new report from the folks over at Variety, NBC’s breakout hit drama “This Is Us” has hired former Rocky Balboa acting legend Sylvester Stallone (above right) to come on and fill a guest role. According to the show’s producer Dan Fogelman, Stallone’s role is supposed to be quite huge. This news was first revealed at the TCA summer press tour on August 3,2017. Stallone will be playing himself on the show. According to Fogelman, he will guest star opposite Justin Hartley’s character Kevin Pearson. Apparently, Kevin will be starring in a war period film. Stallone will play a character in this film who’s a mentor figure. He will begin to bring up some things for Kevin that involves Jack and his relationship with his own father. Fogelman went on to say that Stallone’s character will talk to Kevin about subjects that really »

- Andre Braddox

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These Guys Were Almost Han Solo in Star Wars, Not Harrison Ford

12 August 2017 12:56 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When Lucasfilm announced plans for a standalone Han Solo prequel, there didn't seem to be an actor in Hollywood who didn't want a crack at playing the younger version of the character made famous by Harrison Ford. Producer Kathleen Kennedy and the film's original directing team looked at a slew of actors between the ages of 17 and 34. At one point, the short list reportedly included Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Dave Franco, Jack Raynor, Scott Eastwood, Logan Lerman, Emory Cohen, and Blake Jenner, before the role was ultimately given to Alden Aron-Reich. But the search for the original Han Solo was just as wide searching, and possibly a little more difficult to nail down, with quit a few Hollywood icons targeted for the role.

Since the release of the original Star Wars film in 1977, a slew of names have surfaced as prospective would-be Millennium Falcon piloting smugglers who were nearly cast »

- MovieWeb

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Stallone On Ivan Drago’s Return In Creed 2: ‘You Know I Gotta Hit Drago Once’

8 August 2017 10:40 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Over the past few weeks, Sylvester Stallone has made no secret of the fact that Ivan Drago would be returning in Creed 2, the sequel to the 2015 sports drama from Ryan Coogler that served as a successor to the Rocky franchise. That film was much better than it had any right to be, and it even managed to snag an Oscar nomination for Stallone’s portrayal of the Italian Stallion himself, Rocky Balboa.

Related: Ivan Drago Confirmed For Creed 2

For this sequel, it seemed natural that the next obstacle could come in the form of Ivan Drago. For those who aren’t incredibly versed in the Rocky mythology, in Rocky IV, the Russian boxer killed Apollo Creed — Adonis Creed’s father — in the ring, which led to his eventual showdown with Rocky. Given that Drago is responsible for Adonis’ father’s death, it’s a great next step for this franchise to take in addressing that. »

- Joseph Medina

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‘Creed 2’: Dolph Lundgren Rumored to Return as the Siberian Bull, Ivan Drago

8 August 2017 9:33 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Sylvester Stallone's Rocky franchise is classic American cinema, no contest. The Oscar-nominated Creed is both a worthy continuation of the boxing icon's story and a worthwhile original tale in its own right, thanks in part to Ryan Coogler's excellent writing and direction and Michael B. Jordan's fantastic, heartfelt performance. The 2015 sports drama that centered on Jordan's Adonis Johnson anchored itself to the Rocky franchise by connecting to the storylines of both Rocky Balboa and his late friend and rival, Apollo Creed, Adonis' father. Now, it looks like another franchise favorite may be returning … »

- Dave Trumbore

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‘Creed 2’: Sylvester Stallone Says Ivan Drago Will Return

7 August 2017 12:51 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

As an incredibly cinematic sport, boxing films are often rife with clichés. So then, what a welcome surprise it was to have a “Rocky” movie that actually delivered the thrills and goosebumps that made the original 1976 film so great. Although the story might be familiar, Ryan Coogler‘s “Creed” had a freshness and vitality that only a young, talented filmmaker and actor could bring to the table.

Continue reading ‘Creed 2’: Sylvester Stallone Says Ivan Drago Will Return at The Playlist. »

- Jordan Ruimy

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There Is An Unseen ‘Karate Kid’ Rehearsal Movie That You Watch For Free

6 August 2017 1:56 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Yes, that headline pretty much says it all, but yes, there is an unseen Karate Kid rehearsal movie online that is available to watch on YouTube for free.

Karate Kid rehearsal movie online for all to see!

Legendary filmmaker John G. Avidsen, who directed the original movie The Karate Kid back in the 1980s, sadly passed away in June of this year. He was also the man behind the first Rocky movie, directing an Academy Award nominated screenplay from an unknown actor named Sylvester Stallone. He would go on to direct Rocky V in the 90s, but it was The Karate Kid and its two sequels which captured the imagination of a generation, even though it kinda rehashes the Rocky format a little.

The Karate Kid was released in 1984, a movie that was remade very successfully a few years back with Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan, but the original still »

- Paul Heath

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10 Big Takeaways From TCA: Week 2–‘Karate Kid’ Series, ‘Everwood’ Reunion, CBS Diversity Woes

4 August 2017 6:35 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Television Critics Association (TCA) summer press tour has rolled through its second week, with PBS, CBS, The CW, NBC, and YouTube Red all offering journalists first looks at their upcoming series.

With the end of the tour approaching on Aug. 9, take a look at some of the biggest stories to come out of the bi-annual event this week.

1.”Washington Week” host and “Washington Post” reporter Robert Costa had the distinction of taking the stage just moments after Anthony Scaramucci had been fired by President Donald Trump after less than two weeks on the job. Costa said that with Gen. John Kelly taking over as chief of staff, stability may finally be coming to the Trump White House. “I’ve known Kelly. I’ve covered Gen. Kelly,” Costa said. “He’s someone who doesn’t really align with the Jared Kushner wing of the White House, the more moderate wing. He »

- Joe Otterson

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‘Comrade Detective’ Review: Channing Tatum’s New Cop Drama Is Not What It Seems — It’s Better

4 August 2017 12:08 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Introduced as a film preservationist’s recent discovery and told with the utmost accuracy to its specified time period, “Comrade Detective” is, by all discernible indication, a Romanian television series from the ’80s that’s been restored and dubbed for American audiences. Executive producer Channing Tatum and host John Ronson say so in welcoming viewers to the series:

“Similar to American propaganda films like ‘Red Dawn’ and ‘Rocky IV,’ that demonized the Eastern block, ‘Comrade Detective’ was produced and funded by the Romanian government not merely to entertain, but to celebrate and promote communist ideals,” Ronson says.

“After a two-decade journey spanning four continents, hundreds of dead-end leads, and the cooperation of five international governments, we have finally tracked down and restored the international master copies — and dubbed them.”

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Once the footage rolls, »

- Ben Travers

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‘Comrade Detective’ Review: Channing Tatum’s New Cop Drama Is Not What It Seems — It’s Better

4 August 2017 12:08 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Introduced as a film preservationist’s recent discovery and told with the utmost accuracy to its specified time period, “Comrade Detective” is, by all discernible indication, a Romanian television series from the ’80s that’s been restored and dubbed for American audiences. Executive producer Channing Tatum and host John Ronson say so in welcoming viewers to the series:

“Similar to American propaganda films like ‘Red Dawn’ and ‘Rocky IV,’ that demonized the Eastern block, ‘Comrade Detective’ was produced and funded by the Romanian government not merely to entertain, but to celebrate and promote communist ideals,” Ronson says.

“After a two-decade journey spanning four continents, hundreds of dead-end leads, and the cooperation of five international governments, we have finally tracked down and restored the international master copies — and dubbed them.”

Read More‘Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later’ Review: New Netflix Season Is Better Than the Prequel

Once the footage rolls, »

- Ben Travers

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Sylvester Stallone: I'm Definitely Fighting Drago In 'Creed 2'

3 August 2017 4:04 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_ul3ed9wv"]] It's a rematch more than 30 years in the making ... Rocky Balboa vs. Ivan Drago -- and it's Going Down in "Creed 2," so says Sylvester Stallone.  Sly teased that Drago's coming back to the big screen for the "Creed" sequel -- but no one's really sure what the storyline will be.  Now, another clue ... with Stallone telling TMZ Sports things are definitely going to get violent between Rocky and Drago -- "You know I gotta hit Drago once. »

- TMZ Staff

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Milo Ventimiglia Reveals His Role In Bringing Sylvester Stallone To ‘This Is Us’

3 August 2017 12:55 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Sylvester Stallone is heading to “This Is Us” — and fans can thank Milo Ventimiglia for making it happen. During Thursday’s session for “This Is Us” at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, currently underway in Beverly Hills, showrunner Dan Fogelman revealed the “Rocky”/”Rambo” action hero will be guest-starring in the show’s second season […] »

- Brent Furdyk

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This Is Us Casts Sylvester Stallone as Kevin's War-Movie Costar

3 August 2017 11:44 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Sylvester Stallone is entering the broadcast-tv acting ring, with a plum role — playing himself — on NBC’s This Is Us.

The film vet’s casting was announced by series boss Dan Fogelman on Thursday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, where a Kleenex-worthy Season 2 scene was screened (read more about that here). Guest-starring in at least one Season 2 episode, Stallone will serve as Kevin’s costar/father figure in the Ron Howard movie the Pearson son was cast in at Season 1’s end.

Fogelman said that This Is UsMilo Ventimiglia — who played son to Stallone in the sixth Rocky movie, »

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Review: The Bleeder (2016)

2 August 2017 11:13 PM, PDT | The Cultural Post | See recent The Cultural Post news »

There are no shortage of boxing movies and the familiar story of the rise to fame, only to lose it all through alcohol, drugs and women has been done before. The difference however with The Bleeder is Chuck Wepner (Liev Schreiber), the boxer on who’s life the film is based, best know for inspiring  Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky (1976).

Chuck seemed to live up to his nickname as ‘The Bleeder’ and like Rocky, lead the fight more with granite chin than style and athleticism, as he continued to soak up the punches and move relentlessly forward. Wepner was never really taken seriously as a boxer and continued to work as a liquor salesman, but when he got a chance to fight for the heavyweight title, he made it count. He may not have won the fight, but the fact he managed to last 15 rounds in the ring with Muhammad Ali »

- Philip Rogers

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Cast This: Ivan Drago's son in Rocky spinoff Creed 2

2 August 2017 9:32 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

It's not an exaggeration to say that the Rocky movies were inconsistent in presenting memorable opponents for Sylvester Stallone's "Italian Stallion" to face in the ring. The first Rocky and its sequel gave us Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), who went from rival to respected friend, and Rocky III gave us a straight-up cartoonish villain thanks to Clubber Lang (Mr. T), but Tommy Gunn... Read More »

- Dave Davis

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Ivan Drago on the Rocky road to a comeback

1 August 2017 2:27 PM, PDT | The Cultural Post | See recent The Cultural Post news »

He may be fictional, but the headline above isn’t too far from the truth. More than 30 years since Dolph Lundgren brought him to life on the big screen for the one and only time in 1985’s Rocky IV, the character of Ivan Drago looks odds-on to re-surface in the next chapter of the saga, Creed 2.

Whether or not this would be Lundgren himself once more is questionable, as the Swedish action man is now 59 years old. Instead it may be his son or a protégé that will be spoiling for a fight with Adonis Creed, whose father Apollo was slain in the ring by Drago.

Not that realism has ever worried Sylvester Stallone in the past. Every part of the Rocky franchise has, to some degree, blown a big fat raspberry in the face of plausibility and just got on with being immensely entertaining (well, apart from the fifth »

- Dan Green

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Newswire: Ivan Drago will totally be in Creed II

24 July 2017 7:20 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Lately, Sylvester Stallone’s been following in the footsteps of the action stars who followed in his, filling his social media with hints at his new projects, a la Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel. In early July, the Rocky franchise director shared some images of his big match with Dolph Lundgren as Ivan Drago in Rocky IV. The stills were followed by a respectable Photoshop job that replaced Rocky Balboa with Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan), suggesting the Soviet science project would find his way into these sequel series. Stallone’s latest Instagram tease is a bit more direct, featuring images of the handwritten script for Creed II (or Creed 2, we’re not sure how that’s going to shake out) with a “Drago” hashtag.

Since a hashtag with your (character’s) name is basically a contract, we can safely assume Lundgren’s started eating his daily spinach in »

- Danette Chavez

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Sylvester Stallone Once Again Hints That Ivan Drago — or His Son — Will Appear in ‘Creed 2’

23 July 2017 11:04 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Sylvester Stallone’s Instagram has become to go-to spot for updates on “Creed II.” After teasing that Ivan Drago will return in the sequel to Ryan Coogler’s “Rocky” spinoff and that the “sins of the father” will be a factor as well, Sly more or less confirmed that a Drago will appear — though it may not be the original.

Read More‘Creed 2’: Sylvester Stallone Hints at Ivan Drago’s Return

“Just Done …. if you are curious , around 439 handwritten pages translates into about a 120 page typed screenplay…#writers cramp #rockybalboa #drago #adoniscreed #MGM,” he wrote alongside a picture of the notebook that apparently contains the handwritten screenplay for “Creed II.” That second hashtag is of the most interest to viewers ready to see Dolph Lundgren reprise his role as the fierce Russian boxer who kills Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) in the ring.

Read MoreSylvester Stallone Pays Tribute to ‘Rocky »

- Michael Nordine

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Creed 2: Ivan Drago Confirmed For Sequel

22 July 2017 3:35 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Not too long ago, good ol’ Sylvester Stallone took to social media to post a cryptic photo of Ivan Drago from Rocky IV. In the picture, he looked to be standing toe to toe with the young Adonis Creed. It came with the message “sins of the father,” which would seem to imply that Drago would be returning, and that Creed may be taking on the former foe’s son.

Today, Stallone took to Instagram once again to share the progress of the script. In the photo, we see, Stallone’s handwritten script (which is woefully illegible), and in a caption, he confirms Drago’s involvement in the story.

Check it out below:

Just Done .... if you are curious , around 439 handwritten pages translates into about a 120 page typed screenplay ...#writers cramp #rockybalboa #drago #adoniscreed #MGM

If you’ll recall, Drago is the man responsible for the death of Rocky’s friend and Adonis’ father, »

- Joseph Medina

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Sylvester Stallone completes Creed 2 script, confirms Drago’s return

22 July 2017 8:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Rocky actor Sylvester Stallone has revealed through an Instagram post that he has completed a draft of his script for Creed 2, the sequel to 2015’s Rocky spin-off Creed, which followed Michael B. Jordan as Apollo Creed’s son Adonis. He also revealed, through the handwritten notes he showed off, that we’ll be seeing the return of Rocky IV’s Ivan Drago, the man who killed Apollo Creed in the ring.

We can presumably expect Dolph Lundgren to reprise the role of Drago, something Stallone and director Ryan Coogler have previously hinted at, as well as seeing Creed go up against one of Drago’s own children in the ring. Either way, it will be a very awkward and bitter meeting between the two fighters. Stallone said that his rough, handwritten script is 439 pages and will translate to around “a 120 page typed screenplay”.

A start date hasn’t been set for the film, »

- Ricky Church

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