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Brock Lesnar Ain't Drago's Son in 'Creed 2,' Says Dolph Lundgren

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[[tmz:video id="0_2mvaktxh"]] No, having Brock Lesnar play Ivan Drago's son in "Creed 2" makes no sense ... so says Drago himself, Dolph Lundgren. Sylvester Stallone was the person who sent the rumor factory into overdrive earlier this week when he posted a photo of Brock fighting Rocky Balboa. So, when we saw Dolph at The Palm restaurant in Beverly Hills we had to ask if Lesnar's got a job in "Creed 2." Big challenges come in all shapes and forms!
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Wrestling Daily News Roundup – Possible Main Event for The Royal Rumble, Chris Jericho Attacks Kenny Omega, Brock Lesnar Movie Role?

Liam Hoofe with a round-up of the latest wrestling news…

Main Event for The Royal Rumble

In the main event of last night’s Raw [read our review here], Kane fought Braun Strowman to determine the new number 1 contender for the Universal Championship. The bout, which was disappointing, ending in a double count-out for both men, meaning that it is still unclear as to who The Beast will face at the Rumble.

Many people online, however, are speculating that Braun Strowman and Kane will both face Brock Lesnar in a triple threat match at the Rumble. While this would be a nice way of protecting Braun, it seems crazy to think that Kane could be in a PPV main event, competing for a top title in 2018, while the likes of Finn Balor sit on the sidelines. Stranger things have happened, though, and this definitely looks like the way they are moving forward.

Chris Jericho
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Justice League 2 cancelled, Marvel wants Wolverine in McU, Venom poster and more – Daily News Roundup

No More Justice?

Warner Bros. and DC Films announced they were restructuring the Dceu following the poor reception and domestic box office performance of Justice League, and fans at the Brazil Comic Con got their first look at the new slate. On the list are: Wonder Woman II, Aquaman, Flashpoint, Justice League Dark, Suicide Squad 2, Shazam, Batgirl, Green Lantern Corps and The Batman. What’s interesting there is not only the 2020 Cyborg movie off the list and Man of Steel 2, but so is Justice League 2. Interesting. Read more here.

Creed 2 Gets New Director

Although he will be reprising his role as Rocky Balboa once again, Sylvester Stallone has announced via Entertainment Weekly that he’s stepping aside as director on Creed 2, being replaced by Steven Caple Jr. Read more here.

Marvel Wants Jackman

With the Disney purchase of 20th Century Fox and their movie licenses moving forward at a rapid pace,
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Creed 2 Gets Up-And-Coming Director Steven Caple Jr.

Creed 2 Gets Up-And-Coming Director Steven Caple Jr.
The highly-anticipated sequel Creed 2 has finally, officially locked down a director and it's a name that nobody would have expected. A couple of months ago, Sylvester Stallone indicated that he was going to step up and direct the Creed sequel himself, but that didn't pan out. Now, it's been announced that up-and-coming director Steven Caple Jr. is going to take the reins on Creed 2, which will serve as his first directorial effort for a major studio. No pressure.

Reportedly, Creed star Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone hand-picked Steven Caple Jr. for the gig, after a very long search. Stallone was considering taking the gig, but after talking it over with the rest of the creative team, they decided to find someone else to direct the movie. Jonathan Glickman, MGM's president, motion picture group, had this to say about the news in a statement.

"We could not be more fortunate
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‘Creed 2’ Taps Steven Caple Jr. To Replace Sylvester Stallone As Director

‘Creed 2’ Taps Steven Caple Jr. To Replace Sylvester Stallone As Director
It looks like Rocky creator Sylvester Stallone isn’t directing the Creed sequel anymore. MGM and Warner Bros just announced that Steven Caple Jr. will instead be in the director’s seat on the followup to 2015’s Creed, which starred Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Johnson, the offspring Apollo Creed, and had Stallone reprise his iconic role of Rocky Balboa. Stallone was originally attached to direct Creed 2 — making the announcement himself via his social media back in…
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‘Creed 2’ Lands Director Steven Caple Jr.; Stallone Sits Out This Round

‘Creed 2’ Lands Director Steven Caple Jr.; Stallone Sits Out This Round
Though Sylvester Stallone was previously reported as being onboard to direct MGM/Warner Bros.' Creed 2, we now have word that Steven Caple Jr. (The Land) will be handling those duties. Stallone, who won a Golden Globe and earned an Oscar nomination for his role as Rocky Balboa in Ryan Coogler's Creed, will return to star alongside fighter Adonis Johnson, played by Michael B. Jordan. Caple will direct from a script by Stallone and Cheo Hodari Coker (Luke Cage). Variety reports that Caple Jr. was hand-picked by both Stallone and Jordan following the original Rocky's discussions with …
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Kendall Jenner Debuts Her Impressive Shadow Boxing Skills as She Channels Rocky Balboa

Kendall Jenner Debuts Her Impressive Shadow Boxing Skills as She Channels Rocky Balboa
Kendall Jenner has the eye of the tiger!

On day four ofLove magazine's advent calendar, the model shows off her shadow boxing skills while wearing an all-grey Adidas track suit that puts her abs on full display.

The magazine points out that Jenner is channeling Sylvester Stallone's iconic Rocky Balboa movie character, and while she's pretty good at throwing punches, she does fall when trying to do a one-arm push-up.

"When you get asked to shoot the advent calendar, it’s highly flattering," the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star told Love. "It’s a chance to have fun and embrace a strong self and always a good time."

In addition to Jenner, models Emily Ratajkowski and Ashley Graham were also featured on day two and day three of the advent calendar, with the first day was a compilation of what to expect all December long.

Later on in the month, Stallone's own daughter
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Blu-ray Review – Paradise Alley (1978)

Paradise Alley, 1978.

Written and Directed by Sylvester Stallone.

Starring Sylvester Stallone, Lee Canalito, Armand Assante, Anne Archer, Frank McRae, Joe Spinell, Terry Funk, Frank Stallone, and Tom Waits.

Synopsis:

Three brothers in the slums of 1940s New York try to make their fortune by training the youngest sibling to become an underground wrestler.

After the success of Rocky in 1976 Sylvester Stallone was a hot property in Hollywood and was pretty much able to get any passion projects he wanted a green light, which is why between Rocky and Rocky II we got trucking federation drama F.I.S.T. and, more significantly, Paradise Alley. Significant because as well as writing it Stallone also directed it (and in true Little Britain style, also sang the theme tune), which marked his first time behind the camera, setting him up to direct Rocky II the same year, and also because despite sharing many themes and plot threads as Rocky,
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Ivan Drago’s son seemingly confirmed for Creed 2

Back when there were rumblings that Dolph Lundgren’s Rocky IV antagonist Ivan Drago would be returning for Creed 2, rumours were circulating that Michael B. Jordan’s Adonis Creed would see himself going up against son of his father’s killer, and it looks like those reports may now have been confirmed.

Speaking to MMAFighting.com, Mma star Sage Northcutt revealed the following:

“The new Creed II movie is coming out so I was actually going to audition for that. Got a little audition tape, so hopefully that goes through. That would be pretty neat. Being Ivan Drago’s son in the movie? That would be pretty fun. Sylvester Stallone seems like a really cool guy, and Dolph Lundgren seems awesome. I think me and Mr. Dolph Lundgren look kind of alike.”

See Also: How Creed 2 can work, and the pitfalls it must avoid

Northcutt then shared the following to Twitter:

#Repost @KamuraShops pic.
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Creed 2: Sylvester Stallone drops out of directing

Simon Brew Dec 12, 2017

Creed 2 has a new director, as Sylvester Stallone drops out of directing the movie...

Sylvester Stallone has opted to relinquish the director’s chair for the forthcoming Creed 2, having previously announced that he was planning to helm the picture. Stallone has penned the screenplay for the movie (along with Cheo Hodari Coker), and is expected to reprise the role of Rocky Balboa in it.

However, the new director for the film will be Steven Caple Jr. It’ll be his first big studio film, having previously made Sundance success The Land.

Michael B Jordan is reprising the role of Adonis Creed in the new movie, whilst it’s now been confirmed that Tessa Thompson will be returning as Bianca, too.

Stallone’s stepping away from directing was his own call, following conversations with Michael B Jordan and Warner Bros executives.

Filming is expected to start early next year.
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‘Creed 2’ is Auditioning Fighters to Play Ivan Drago’s Son

‘Creed 2’ is Auditioning Fighters to Play Ivan Drago’s Son
Ryan Coogler’s outstanding 2015 film Creed was all about legacy: a son stepping out of his father’s shadow with the help of one of his old man’s best friends and most famous rival. That friend happened to be boxing legend Rocky Balboa, and since Coogler is busy with Black Panther, Rocky actor Sylvester Stallone is stepping behind the […]

The post ‘Creed 2’ is Auditioning Fighters to Play Ivan Drago’s Son appeared first on /Film.
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Creed 2 Release Date Announced

Creed 2 Release Date Announced
After months of speculation, Sylvester Stallone's Creed 2 now has an official release date of November 18th, 2018. Stallone has previously been cryptic about the follow-up, but he announced earlier this month that he will direct and produce the sequel that will see the return of star Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed, the son of Rocky Balboa's late friend and previous rival, Apollo Creed. Sylvester Stallone will reprise his role as Creed's trainer and mentor in the upcoming continuation of the Rocky franchise, which has been eagerly awaited ever since there were rumblings of it officially happening.

Sylvester Stallone has been hinting at a 2018 theatrical release for Creed 2 over the last few months, even before the movie was greenlit. Taking a cue from Creed, the sequel will hit theaters right before Thanksgiving, on November 18th, 2018. MGM revealed the news. The release date will see the movie go toe
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Performer of the Week: Ted Danson

Performer of the Week: Ted Danson
The Performer | Ted Danson

The Show | The Good Place

The Episode | “Existential Crisis” (Oct. 12, 2017)

The Performance | Playing an immortal demon doesn’t really lend itself to a ton of emotional range. But the equally immortal Danson found a way to add a few layers of depth to The Good Place‘s afterlife architect Michael this week, via a crushing existential crisis.

Danson’s performance split in two very different halves: First, during an ethics lesson with Chidi, Michael began to comprehend the meaninglessness of existence and fell into a deep “existential coma,” with Danson hilariously letting out an agonized wail
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How This Is Us Might Be Setting Kevin Up For a Serious Addiction

All three Pearson children have had trouble dealing with their father Jack's death on This Is Us. While both Kate and Randall have acknowledged it was hard on them, though, Kevin seems to have tamped down his grief - and we wonder if it's about to start manifesting itself as a drug problem. On the latest episode, pointedly titled "Highs and Lows," Kevin begins shooting his movie with costar Sylvester Stallone, who was Jack's favorite actor (which is a nice nod to Milo Ventimiglia's real-life friendship with Sly; Ventimiglia played Sly's son Robert in the 2006 film Rocky Balboa). On set, Kate tells Sly how much he meant to their father, who passed away when the kids were in high school, and Stallone uses that as a way to reach out to Kevin before they shoot some emotional scenes together. RelatedHow This Is Us Confirmed This Heartbreaking Theory About Jack's Death Unfortunately,
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'This Is Us' Unravels 5 Painful New Clues About Jack's Death

'This Is Us' Unravels 5 Painful New Clues About Jack's Death
Warning: Spoiler alert! Do not proceed if you have not watched Tuesday’s episode of This Is Us.

This Is Us welcomed Sylvester Stallone on Tuesday’s episode, titled “Highs and Lows,” and it was his fatherly advice to Kevin about dealing with Jack’s death that struck an emotional chord.

“There’s no such thing as a long time ago,” Stallone says on the set of their fictional wartime movie, after Kevin tells him his father died “a long time ago.” “There are only memories that mean something and memories that don’t.” Out of the Big Three, Kevin has had the most difficulty talking about and properly grieving over Jack’s death; Kate let out her frustrations, guilt and grief in pound class and in therapy, while Randall relived the loss through the death of his biological father, William.

During her on-set visit, Kate opens up to Stallone about the huge impact his movies
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‘This Is Us’: Every Sylvester Stallone Scene Ranked By Its Inspirational Power

‘This Is Us’: Every Sylvester Stallone Scene Ranked By Its Inspirational Power
“People can be good” seems like an oddly basic concept to celebrate, but given current events, “This Is Us” delivered the message audiences needed most Tuesday night: People can be good, and sometimes those people are Sylvester Stallone.

In Episode 3, “Déjà Vu,” the most inspirational action star of all-time guest-starred on TV’s most inspirational series and, well, things got emotional. Stallone was invited to join the series by his “Rocky Balboa” co-star Milo Ventimiglia, who played Rocky Jr. in the 2006 film, so it was doubly fitting to learn that Jack was a die-hard Stallone fan in the series. Clever work, Dan Fogelman.

But how much of the good vibes came from Stallone’s presence and how much came from the writing? Did the presence of a three-time Oscar nominee distract from the series’ central storyline or enhance it? And most importantly, how did viewers feel after each one of Stallone’s scenes?
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‘This Is Us’: Every Sylvester Stallone Scene Ranked By Its Inspirational Power

‘This Is Us’: Every Sylvester Stallone Scene Ranked By Its Inspirational Power
“People can be good” seems like an oddly basic concept to celebrate, but given current events, “This Is Us” delivered the message audiences needed most Tuesday night: People can be good, and sometimes those people are Sylvester Stallone.

In Episode 3, “Déjà Vu,” the most inspirational action star of all-time guest-starred on TV’s most inspirational series and, well, things got emotional. Stallone was invited to join the series by his “Rocky Balboa” co-star Milo Ventimiglia, who played Rocky Jr. in the 2006 film, so it was doubly fitting to learn that Jack was a die-hard Stallone fan in the series. Clever work, Dan Fogelman.

But how much of the good vibes came from Stallone’s presence and how much came from the writing? Did the presence of a three-time Oscar nominee distract from the series’ central storyline or enhance it? And most importantly, how did viewers feel after each one of Stallone’s scenes?
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Sylvester Stallone Will Direct and Produce Creed 2

One more round for Creed as Sylvester Stallone has announced on his Instagram post that he will direct and produce the sequel to the blockbuster 2015 film. He will also reprise the role of Rocky Balboa as well. His performance in the first film earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Creed 2 is expected to start production next year. No release date has been announced yet but, most likely, it will be on around November next year (just like the first film) or in 2019. Stallone also wrote the screenplay for the sequel. So, basically, Stallone is

Sylvester Stallone Will Direct and Produce Creed 2
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Sylvester Stallone Announces He Will Direct Michael B. Jordan in ‘Creed 2’

Sylvester Stallone Announces He Will Direct Michael B. Jordan in ‘Creed 2’
Last night Sylvester Stallone announced on Instagram that he will be directing “Creed 2.” “Looking forward to directing and Producing The incredibly talented Michael B Jordan in Creed 2 next year … One more Round!,” wrote Stallone.

Stallone has previously said he had completed writing the first draft of the script for “Creed 2” and hinted he is bringing back Dolph Lundgren’s Ivan Drago character (and presumedly his offspring) from “Rocky 4.” Last month Stallone also announced production would begin in 2018, although distributor MGM told Variety the project was still in development.

In addition to writing and starring in the original “Rocky,” Stallone had directed four of the previous sequels, including “Rocky Balboa” — made 30 years after the original, when Stallone was 60 years old — which was assumed to bring closure to the successful franchise.

Looking forward to directing and Producing The incredibly talented Michael B Jordan in Creed 2 next year … One more Round ! #creed2 #mgm
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