Sylvester Stallone recently confirmed that he is editing a new version of the movie Rocky IV and now shares some images that we have never seen before.
With the entertainment industry not yet in full swing due to COVID-19, many filmmakers are spending time reviewing their old work. Zack snyder he's busy with his version of Justice League, Francis Ford Coppola is giving another chance with The Godfather III and Sylvester Stallone is reworking Rocky iv for its 35th anniversary.
At this time, we don't have many details. What we do know for sure, though, is that he's going to cut Paulie's robot girlfriend, a decision that has rightly sparked laments of disappointment from fans. Probably because the Rocky franchise goes after a certain realism to start introducing robots, but it was one of the most memorable scenes in the movie. However, Sylvester Stallone He can't get carried away, so he commented that:
“The robot will go to the junkyard forever. No more robot ”.
If the robot is gone, then presumably he wants to make the tone a bit more serious.
That can be evidenced by some new images he posted from the editing room showing a fight between Apollo creed and Ivan Drago.
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This is new… Almost done. Cut cut, snip, snip… ROCKY 4 #Directors cut ## #mgm
This combat kicks off the plot of the film and sees Rocky's old rival and friend murdered in the ring by the hulking Drago. It was quite brutal in the original version, so increasing the violence may be an indication that Sylvester Stallone wants to give everything in its new edition.
Rocky iv had long-term impacts on the franchise, with the death of Apollo setting the events of Believe and Creed ii bringing back Ivan Drago as his son's coach. At this time, we don't have precise details on when or how it will be released, but Sylvester Stallone's post says it is “almost finished” so hopefully it arrives soon. Although if you want to adjust the 35th anniversary to the maximum you will have to make it coincide with its original release date, which was March 7, 1986.
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