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“Pathetic And Moronic”: Sylvester Stallone Slams ‘Rocky’ Producer Irwin Winkler For “Picking At The Bones” Of Characters He Created

Click here to read the full article. UPDATE: Sylvester Stallone posted a new message via Instagram on Sunday going after producer Irwin Winkler yet again following the announcement a Rocky spinoff film is in the works at MGM titled Drago. The post contained a gallery of 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, played by Dolph Lundgren, from the 1985 film Rocky IV. “After IRWIN WINKLER And FAMILY SUCK ROCKY DRY !...
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Sly Stallone Blasts ‘Rocky’ Producer Irwin Winkler Over ‘Drago’ Spin-Off

Sylvester Stallone slammed Rocky producer Irwin Winkler over a spin-off based on series villain Drago this weekend, the second time in a month the actor has taken his former collaborator to task over the franchise’s rights. “Another Heartbreaker… Just found this out…ONCE AGAIN , IRWIN WINKLER , this PATHETIC 94 year old PRODUCER and HIS SELFISH USELESS CHILDREN, Charles And David, are once again picking what is left OFF THE BONES of another wonderful character I created without even telling me,” Stallone thundered in an Instagram post, furious at the project’s development behind his back. In another post, he fumed: “RETURN MY RIGHTS BLOODSUCKERS !” Two weeks ago, Stallone took to Instagram to demand Winkler give him “WHAT’s LEFT of my RIGHTS back” in a now-deleted post. Stallone, who made roughly $2.5 million from the first Rocky film, has raged publicly about being cheated out of an ownership stake in the franchise since 2019. “They say the definition of Hollywood is someone who stabs you in the chest,” he told Variety. “They don’t even hide it.”
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‘Drago’: Sylvester Stallone Irate Over ‘Rocky’ Spin-Off, Takes To Instagram To Condemn Producer Irwin Winkler

Last Thursday, news broke that MGM had a “Rocky” spin-off in the works: “Drago,” centered around the backstory of Rocky Balboa’s “Rocky IV” nemesis, Russian boxer Ivan Drago. For “Rocky” fans, that sounds promising. But franchise creator Sylvester Stallone didn’t take the announcement well and took to Instagram this weekend to let everyone know why.
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Sylvester Stallone Criticizes ‘Rocky’ Producer Irwin Winkler Over Ownership Dispute

Sylvester Stallone came out swinging with social media messages criticizing Irwin Winkler, producer of the Rocky and Creed franchises, and his son David Winkler, who also produces the Creed films. Stallone took to Instagram on Saturday to criticize David’s recently published memoir, The Arrangement: A Love Story, calling it “by far the worst” book he had read. Stallone went on to write that the “unbearable worthless dreck was written by the painfully untalented David Winkler,” with the actor then referring to David’s father, Irwin Winkler, as “the remarkably untalented and parasitical Producer of Rocky and Creed.”More from The Hollywood ReporterAdele Gets...
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Sylvester Stallone Slams ‘Parasitical’ ‘Rocky’ Producer Irwin Winkler Amid Ownership Dispute

Sylvester Stallone came out swinging against “Rocky” producer Irwin Winkler. After Winkler’s son and fellow producer of the “Creed” franchise David Winkler published the memoir “The Arrangement: A Love Story,” Stallone shared his one-star review of the book on Instagram, captioning, “You know I love reading and I’ve read thousands of books but I have to say THIS one is by far the worst! If you ever run out of toilet paper PLEASE by this one you won’t be disappointed.”
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