Creed 2 gets a new director with Steven Caple Jr. replacing Sylvester Stallone

According to Variety, The Land director Steven Caple Jr. has stepped in to direct Creed 2, with original Creed director Ryan Coogler stepping back to an executive producer role as he wraps up Black Panther. Back in October, Sylvester Stallone—who appeared in the previous movie and co-wrote the sequel’s script—claimed…

Sylvester Stallone absolutely won’t be in the Indian First Blood remake

Sylvester Stallone has no problem teasing things that may or may not be in upcoming movies, but he’s very serious when it comes to things that he definitely knows won’t be in upcoming movies—especially if he’s one of those things. According to Deadline, Stallone has flat-out denied any possibility that he’s going to…

It’s Rumor Time: Ivan Drago might actually be in Creed 2

Ryan Coogler’s Creed was much better than anyone really predicted, which means it’s pretty much guaranteed to get a sequel at some point—even if Coogler doesn’t come back. Naturally, Sylvester Stallone couldn’t be happier about the idea of a sequel, and last January he even offered up some suggestions about where the…

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It’s time for a fond reappraisal of Sylvester Stallone’s 1996 action flop Daylight

Action got apocalyptic in the mid-’90s. Advances in special effects revived the disaster genre of the ’70s, resulting in the box office hit that was Armageddon and any number of big-budgeted imitators. Some of the latter were good (Deep Impact), but most were lame (Volcano, Dante’s Peak, The Core). And then there was…

From Justin to terrible: 21 unfortunate cinematic pop-star vehicles

If you are a successful pop star, conquering the movies appears to be the next logical step. After all, it worked (kind of) for Elvis. And Justin Timberlake! But it turns out that Elvis and JT are the rare exceptions. Most times, when movies are crafted around a particular pop star who’s new to film, the results are…