All day today in Cannes is dedicated to Sylvester Stallone whose 43-year plus storied career is being lauded by the fest. The three-time Oscar nominated filmmaker/actor was at the Hotel du Cap for a junket about Rambo V, sat down for a Masterclass at the Salle Debussy, and will be feted tonight with an early […]
The new "Creed II" trailer promises an epic showdown between Michael B. Jordan's boxer and the son of his dad's killer.
Payback will be on the mind of Jordan’s Adonis Creed, thanks to the man he finds himself squaring off against in the ring.
Steven Caple Jr. will direct Michael B. Jordan and Tessa Thompson in the next installment of the 'Rocky' franchise.
After Ryan Coogler revitalized the “Rocky” franchise Stallone created, the star announced on Instagram he will return to direct and produce the sequel.
He has yet to send in his acceptance letter, and sources tell THR he’s not interested in becoming a member. In June, the Academy announced it had invited 683 new members — among them Nate Parker, Michael B. Jordan, Idris Elba, America Ferrera, Regina King and Cary Fukunaga — to join the Oscars- granting organization.
Creed has been praised for breathing contemporary life into the Rocky franchise thanks to the introduction of fresh, fully realized new characters like Michael B. Jordan’s Donnie Johnson and Tessa Thompson’s aspiring musician Bianca.
Sylvester Stallone in ‘Creed’ (Barry Wetcher/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP) In one of the biggest upsets at Sunday’s Oscars, Creed star Sylvester Stallone lost in the Best Supporting Actor category to Mark Rylance from Bridge of Spies. Stallone has never won an Academy Award — the first Rocky won Best Picture and Director in 1977, but nothing for Stallone’s screenplay or performance — and who knows if he’ll ever get another chance? But don’t worry, you guys, because Sly is just fine, and he let the world know on Instagram today.
Sylvester Stallone is nominated for his first Academy Award in nearly 40 years, but the 69-year-old actor said he was willing to skip the Feb. 28 ceremony out of loyalty. The Creed star, who’s a front-runner to win Best Supporting Actor for his performance as an aging Rocky Balboa, told reporters at the annual nominees luncheon on Monday that he considered not attending the Oscars in recognition of the Academy’s failure to nominate a single black artist in a major category.
Ever since 1976′s Rocky made him an international star, Sylvester Stallone has been a mainstay of awards shows, red carpet premieres, restaurant openings, and Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot! cosplay gatherings. And for nearly three decades of Balboa-bred fame, he’s been unleashing his trademark move: The Punch Pose™.
Since nominations for the 88th Academy Awards were announced last Thursday and — for the second consecutive year —consisted of an entirely white pool of acting contenders, demands to better diversify the Oscars have come from the likes of Spike Lee, George Clooney, Michael Moore, recent Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, and the Academy’s African-American president herself, Cheryl Boone Isaacs. Jada Pinkett Smith called for a boycott, which was seconded by her husband, Will Smith. With high-profile snubs of films that included Straight Outta Compton and Creed and performances from Will Smith (Concussion) and Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation), all coming a year after the Best Picture nominee Selma’s director, Ava DuVernay, and leading man, David Oyelowo, were left off the ballot, it’s clear Oscar’s voting system is broken.
The nominees for the 2016 Academy Awards will be announced on Thursday, and Golden Globe winners like Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant) and Brie Larson (Room) are as close as you can get to sure things. But Oscar always has a few surprises up his sleeve and occasionally a long-shot contender makes the cut. Below are 13 unlikely actors and movies we’d love to see named on Thursday morning.
After winning the Golden Globe for best supporting actor for playing Rocky Balboa in Creed, Sylvester Stallone admitted he was in such a daze, he didn’t even realize he received a standing ovation. In Creed, Balboa develops a paternal bond with Adonis Creed, the son of his former opponent Apollo Creed, and Stallone was asked if he drew on his relationship with his real son, Sage Stallone, who died in 2012.
Sylvester Stallone at the NBR gala Tuesday night By Ramin Setoodeh, Variety The National Board of Review dinner on Tuesday night in Manhattan doubled as a victory lap for an old Hollywood champ, as Sylvester Stallone was showered with multiple tributes. Early in the evening, Matt Damon—this year’s winner for best actor in The Martian — revealed that when he was shopping around 1997’s “Good Will Hunting,” the fact that Stallone starred in Rocky, after writing the screenplay, kept him from letting another actor from stealing his movie. He revealed that studio executives thought, “God, Leonardo DiCaprio would be so good in this” of the screenplay he co-wrote. Director Ryan Coogler took the stage with a sprawling introduction to his hero—he watched Stallone growing up in all the Rocky movies.
After a successful comeback in Creed, which has grossed $103 million at the U.S. box office,Sylvester Stallone revealed in a new interview with Variety that he’s already getting ready to step back in the ring for another sequel where he’ll play Rocky Balboa. MGM, which financed the Warner Bros. release with New Line, is onboard. It’s not clear if Ryan Coogler, who is in negotiations for Marvel’s Black Panther, will return as director of the next Creed.
A few weeks ago, Sylvester Stallone posted a behind-the-scenes video from Creed to his Twitter account, showing star Michael B. Jordan taking a real punch from boxing world champion Tony Bellow (who played his onscreen rival “Pretty” Ricky Conlan). Turns out that getting KO’d by a pro is a Rocky tradition. On Monday’s Tonight Show, franchise creator Stallone (who produced and co-stars in Creed) told host Jimmy Fallon that Jordan’s knockout was his “initiation” into the Rocky family. Watch the clip above.
To the delight of studios and fans alike, 2015 was the year that audiences decided to go back to the movies. Films like Jurassic World and Star Wars: The Force Awakens became full-blown cinematic events, attracting massive crowds and shattering box-office records. This week, industry analysts confidently declared that domestic box office would surpass $11 billion by the end of the year, an all-time high. While tentpole films made waves, it was also a good year for low-budget cult movies and limited-release Oscar contenders, as well as demographics that have often been underrepresented in Hollywood (like films starring African-American characters and/or female protagonists). Click through for a sampling of 2015’s biggest box-office winners. (Stay tuned for tomorrow for a roundup of the biggest losers.)
Creed star Michael B. Jordan wasn’t nominated for a SAG Award or a Golden Globe, but he’s won something even more valuable: co-star Sylvester Stallone’s respect. “But he got up and did it again! That’s called guts!!” Michael B Jordon, “young creed and "getting KO’d for real! But he got up and did it again! That’s called guts!! pic.twitter.com/yFo3PVmvhA— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) December 9, 2015 And after six Rocky films — along with plenty of Expendables and Rambo flicks — Stallone knows a little something about guts.
Creed, Straight Outta Compton and Concussion are among the nominees for Outstanding Motion Picture at the 47th Annual NAACP Image Awards.
Ryan Coogler, the director who is coming off of the surprisingly strong opening of Creed, is in negotiations to direct Black Panther, Marvel Studios’ movie featuring the first black superhero. Coogler had met with the studio earlier in the fall but talks cooled. Coogler’s latest film, starring Michael B. Jordan as Apollo Creed’s son Adonis, earned strong reviews and a big $29.6 million in its debut.