Reports last week surfaced that there was a potential “Rocky” spinoff film in the works centered around Ivan Drago, Rocky’s antagonist in Rocky IV and Sylvester Stallone isn’t happy about it.
Thea actor took to Instagram in a now deleted post to voice his displeasure.
“After IRWIN WINKLER And FAMILY SUCK ROCKY DRY ! Presumed to be the most hated, untalented, decrepit, Producer in Hollywood and his cowardly children have found their next meal… Drago ?” he captioned the photos.
Winkler as an ownership stake in the Rocky IP.
“Throughout history so many artists in every industry ,recording , painting writing , you name it have been destroyed by these blood suckers Who have destroyed so many families, lining their pockets with other people work,” Stallone continued.
In the post Stallone posted four photos, the first of which depicts Winkler as a vampire with blood all over his face which he seemingly sucked from Stallone’s character Rocky Balboa’s neck. The final slide shows Rocky punching the character Drago.
Lundgren saw the posts and decided to respond with his own post on Instagram.
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“Just to set the record straight regarding a possible Drago spinoff. There’s no approved script, no deals in place, no director and I was personally 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 which was unfortunate. In touch with Mr Balboa – just so all the fans can relax…There ya go,” Lundgren posted.
Who knows maybe with all this drama we’ll get a re-boot of Rocky IV. Balboa vs Drago round two.