Sylvester Stallone calls out Rocky producers Irwin Winkler and Dolph Lundgren

Sylvester Stallone calls out Rocky producers Irwin Winkler and Dolph Lundgren

Sylvester Stallone isn’t too happy with Rocky producer Irwin Winkler and his sons Charles and David because of their involvement in a Rocky spin-off they’re doing without him, based on the character Stallone in Rocky IV, Dolph Lundgren’s Ivan Drago, focus.

Stallone, 76, took to Instagram on Saturday, responding to a Thursday report from The Wrap that Robert Lawton had been hired to write the screenplay for a Drago spin-off that would narrate the origins of Ivan Drago.

Stallone is not involved in this spin-off, calling Winkler “pathetic” and his sons Charles and David “idiot vulture kids.”

Spin-off: Sylvester Stallone isn’t too happy with Rocky producer Irwin Winkler and his sons Charles and David because they are involved in a Rocky spin-off that they’re doing without him and that focuses on the character Stallone in Rocky IV, Dolph Lundgren, focuses on Ivan Drago

Stallone took to Instagram on Saturday and shared photos of The Wrap’s headline, as well as a November 2021 headline when Lundgren teased the possibility of a Drago spin-off.

“Another heartthrob… Just found out… ONCE AGAIN, IRWIN WINKLER, that DECLARING 94 year old PRODUCER, and HIS MORONIC VULTURE CHILDREN, Charles and David, are once again picking THE BONES of another wonderful character I’ve created, without it tell me at all.” Stallone began.

“My apologies to the FANS, I never wanted ROCKY characters to be exploited by these parasites…” he added.

Headline: Stallone took to Instagram on Saturday and shared photos of The Wrap's headline as well as a headline from November 2021 when Lundgren teased the possibility of a Drago spin-off

Headline: Stallone took to Instagram on Saturday and shared photos of The Wrap’s headline as well as a headline from November 2021 when Lundgren teased the possibility of a Drago spin-off

Heartbreaker:

Heartbreaker: “Another Heartbreaker… Just found out… ONE AGAIN, IRWIN WINKLER, that DECLARING 94 year old PRODUCER, and HIS MORONIC VULTURE CHILDREN, Charles and David, are once again picking THE BONES of another wonderful character I’ve created, without even telling me,” Stallone began

He also called out Lundgren, adding: “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!!! TRUE FRIENDS Are more precious than gold.’

Stallone wrote and starred in the first Rocky film, directed by John G. Alvidsen, which surprisingly won Best Picture at the Oscars, which Winkler won as producer.

Stallone wrote, directed and starred in 1979’s “Rocky II”, 1982’s “Rocky III”, 1985’s “Rocky IV”, 1990’s “Rocky V” and 2006’s “Rocky Balboa”.

Exclaimed: He also called Lundgren over, adding:

Exclaimed: He also called Lundgren over, adding: “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 are more precious than gold’

Best Picture: Stallone wrote and starred in the first Rocky film, directed by John G. Alvidsen, which led to a surprise Oscar win for Best Picture, which Winkler won as producer

Best Picture: Stallone wrote and starred in the first Rocky film, directed by John G. Alvidsen, which led to a surprise Oscar win for Best Picture, which Winkler won as producer

He also starred in the 2015 spin-off Creed directed by Ryan Coogler and its 2018 sequel Creed II.

He’s also involved in the production of Creed III, although it will be the first Rocky film he won’t be in front of the camera.

Stallone also took to Instagram on Sunday, sharing photos depicting Winkler as a blood-sucking vampire and an illustration that appears to show Winkler and his sons stabbing Stallone in the back.

Creed: He also starred and produced the 2015 spin-off Creed directed by Ryan Coogler and its 2018 sequel Creed II

Creed: He also starred and produced the 2015 spin-off Creed directed by Ryan Coogler and its 2018 sequel Creed II

Vampire: Stallone also took to Instagram on Sunday, sharing photos depicting Winkler as a blood-sucking vampire and an illustration that appears to show Winkler and his sons stabbing Stallone in the back

Vampire: Stallone also took to Instagram on Sunday, sharing photos depicting Winkler as a blood-sucking vampire and an illustration that appears to show Winkler and his sons stabbing Stallone in the back

He also shared footage of him landing Rocky Lundgren’s character Ivan Drago with punches, along with a scathing message that didn’t pull punches.

‘After IRWIN WINKLER and FAMILY ROCKY SUCK DRY! Possibly the most hated, untalented, seedy producer in Hollywood and his cowardly kids have found their next meal… Drago, BRING BACK MY BLOOD SUCKER RIGHTS!’ said Stallon.

“Throughout history, so many artists in every industry, whether recording, painting, writing, you name it, have been destroyed by these bloodsuckers,” he added.

Rights:

Rights: “After IRWIN WINKLER and FAMILY SUCK ROCKY DRY! Possibly the most hated, untalented, seedy producer in Hollywood and his cowardly kids have found their next meal… Drago, BRING BACK MY BLOOD SUCKER RIGHTS!’ said Stallon

“Who have destroyed so many families by stuffing their pockets with other people! DOLPH, why? No call? #parasite producers #exploited artist victims,” Stallone concluded.

Lundgren took to Instagram on Sunday and shared a photo of him and Stallone playfully dishing out a few punches.

“Just to clarify the facts regarding a possible Drago spinoff. There is no approved script, no contracts, no director and I personally felt that my friend Sly Stallone was involved as a producer or even as an actor,” said Lundgren.

Dolph: Lundgren took to Instagram on Sunday and shared a photo of him and Stallone playfully dishing out a few punches

Dolph: Lundgren took to Instagram on Sunday and shared a photo of him and Stallone playfully dishing out a few punches

“There was a press leak last week, which was unfortunate. In touch with Mr. Balboa – just so all the fans can relax… There you go,” he concluded.

No plot details have been released and it’s unclear if Lundgren or Florian Munteanu, who played Ivan Drago’s son Viktor in Creed II, will return in the spin-off.

No Details: No plot details have been released and it's unclear if Lundgren or Florian Munteanu, who played Ivan Drago's son Viktor in Creed II, will return in the spin-off

No Details: No plot details have been released and it’s unclear if Lundgren or Florian Munteanu, who played Ivan Drago’s son Viktor in Creed II, will return in the spin-off