After the announcement that a Drago spin-off was underway, Rocky Creator and star Sylvester Stallone has apparently condemned the choice to make a spin-off and called out the producers of the franchise.
In a since-deleted Instagram post made over the weekend, Stallone shared photos of Stallone’s Rocky being bitten by a vampiric creature, with captions specifically calling out producer Irwin Winkler and his family.
“Another heartbreaker… Just found out… AGAIN, IRWIN WINKLER, this PATHETIC 94 year old PRODUCER and HIS MORONIC VULTURE CHILDREN, Charles and David, are once again picking the bones clean of another wonderful character, I has created without even telling me,” Stallone said in his first Instagram. “I apologize to the fans, I never wanted ROCKY characters to be taken advantage of by these parasites… By the way, I once had only respect for Dolph, but he NEVER told me about what was going on behind my back with the character, I made for him!!! TRUE FRIENDS are more precious than gold.”
In another post, Stallone once again called out Winkler, calling him “the most hated, untalented” producer in Hollywood and claiming they were “parasites.”
“After IRWIN WINKLER and FAMILY SUG ROCKY DRY! Supposed to be the most hated, talentless, [decrepit] Hollywood producer and his cowardly children have found their next meal… Drago? Throughout history, so many artists in every industry, recording, painting, writing, you name it, have been destroyed by these bloodsuckers, who have destroyed so many families, who have lined their pockets with other people’s work. #parasiteproducers #exploitartistsvictims.”
Although it is unclear exactly what Drago will be about, it is supposed to have the son of the iconic Ivan Drago (played by Dolph Lundgren in Rocky IV), Viktor Drago, who appeared in the 2018 film Creed II. IN Creed IIDrago enters the ring to take on Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan), son of Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), in a match that ends in a bloody finale with Creed winning after Ivan Drago throws in the towel in the ring for him dream