Sylvester Stallone ditches jet-black locks for natural grey hair

Sylvester Stallone has ditched the jet-black hair dye and finally embraced his natural grey hair.The 73-year-old debuted the new ‘do in a video on Instagram on Tuesday and showcased his silver hair and beard while delivering an empowering message to hi…

Sylvester Stallone has ditched the jet-black hair dye and finally embraced his natural grey hair.

The 73-year-old debuted the new ‘do in a video on Instagram on Tuesday and showcased his silver hair and beard while delivering an empowering message to his 11.7 million followers.

“Keep punching my friends,” Stallone said while travelling in the back of a car. “Sometimes I wake up I feel like doing nothing. Just relaxing. Just very true. If anyone says different, they’re lying – it’s human nature. Then you roll over, get a little mad at yourself, and realise to get anywhere you’ve got to make a deposit in the GOAL BANK. So, I’ll go back to my favourite phrase and do it!!”

Stallone originally planned to follow in the footsteps of his hairdresser father before he became a Hollywood star, and hairstylist Michelle Pugh told People back in 2017 that The Expendables star has even coloured the hair of his three daughters.

“He coloured Sistine and Sophia’s hair blonde when they were younger, and Scarlet had some lightening he had done on her a few months back. He is very much the stamp of approval on whether or not we’ve done a good job,” she shared.

Fans were supportive of Stallone’s hair transformation, with one commenting: “Proud of you with the silver hair,” while another wrote, “Stay true to the grey!! Looks good on ya!”

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Sylvester Stallone cut scenes he ‘really loved’ from new Rambo movie

Sylvester Stallone cut scenes he “really loved” from the new Rambo movie because “nobody wants a whiny hero”.The 73-year-old is back as the Vietnam War veteran in Rambo: Last Blood, and the former soldier is unable to find peace as he is forced to prot…

Sylvester Stallone cut scenes he “really loved” from the new Rambo movie because “nobody wants a whiny hero”.

The 73-year-old is back as the Vietnam War veteran in Rambo: Last Blood, and the former soldier is unable to find peace as he is forced to protect his loved ones from yet another threat.

Stallone wanted to bring back Rambo so “that it’s not violence for violence’s sake”, but eventually ended up sacrificing the scenes of dialogue he had written in an effort to please audiences.

“I understand that there’s a certain level of expectancy with me,” he told Variety. “If I do a film, I start to sense that the audience is going, ‘OK, enough of the acting, let’s see some actual physical locomotion.’

“I’ve written scenes for Rambo where he explains himself, but you have to let those go. We get it. You’re the product of a horrible war, damaged material. So all the stuff that I really loved, where he explains his angst, doesn’t really work. Nobody wants a whiny hero. They just don’t. Don’t talk so much; just do it. Do it, and also, don’t be vulnerable.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the Rocky icon gave his scathing review of the movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which have dominated the box office since 2008.

“These films now are scientific. They’re made by techno-wizards. They don’t have to interact with actors to the extent you used to, because the machines do the work,” Stallone explained. “And that’s not to denigrate the actors. In a Marvel film, you’re not going into the subtleties. You’re dealing with a canvas so big, so huge, that it becomes to me almost like watching a fireworks show. You’re swept away by this magnificent display of technology.”

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Sylvester Stallone to star in new superhero project

Sylvester Stallone is set to star in upcoming superhero movie Samaritan.The 73-year-old has confirmed his next project, which will follow the story of a young boy who is on a mission to find out if a mythical superhero is still alive after vanishing 20…

Sylvester Stallone is set to star in upcoming superhero movie Samaritan.

The 73-year-old has confirmed his next project, which will follow the story of a young boy who is on a mission to find out if a mythical superhero is still alive after vanishing 20 years earlier following a “tragic event”.

Executives at MGM Studios have signed up Julius Avery to direct the project, and the Overlord filmmaker raved about his casting coup in a statement to Deadline.

“Sly is a hero of mine (and) I’m incredibly thrilled to be working with such an iconic actor on this very special project,” he said.

Stallone’s role in the project has not yet been announced, but reports suggest he’ll portray the missing superhero.

The film will be the first release for Balboa Productions, the company Stallone launched with business partner Braden Aftergood last year.

Bragi F. Schut, who has worked with Stallone on Escape Room and its sequel, will pen the script, and also serve as an executive producer, according to the outlet.

MGM is currently in development with Balboa Productions on a separate project about the boxer Jack Johnson, who became the first African-American heavyweight champion in 1908.

He was jailed in 1920 and posthumously pardoned by U.S. President Donald Trump in May last year, 105 years after his conviction.

News of Stallone’s superhero movie comes just days after his latest instalment in the Rambo franchise, Last Blood, debuted in third place at the U.S. box office with a $19 million (£15.2 million) opening.

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Sylvester Stallone plotting Hong Kong thriller

Sylvester Stallone is planning to make a new action thriller in Hong Kong.The action star’s latest movie, Rambo: Last Blood, debuts on Friday and he has another instalment in the Rocky/Creed franchise on the way.However, the 73-year-old told Variety th…

Sylvester Stallone is planning to make a new action thriller in Hong Kong.

The action star’s latest movie, Rambo: Last Blood, debuts on Friday and he has another instalment in the Rocky/Creed franchise on the way.

However, the 73-year-old told Variety that he’s already lining up his next major project – a Blade Runner-style thriller set in Hong Kong.

“I may be doing a movie in China soon. Top secret. A big one,” he explained, adding that his character would be “definitely an out-of-sync, two-generations-behind, definitely-wouldn’t-use-Alexa (Amazon’s virtual assistant) kind of guy.”

China has become a lucrative market for Hollywood movies, with filmmakers increasingly looking to shoot blockbusters in the nation.

Sylvester added that he wanted to bring a more cerebral approach to his new project than the action-packed franchise movies set there.

“Right now, a lot of guys go over there to do action movies, but I think you could do more than that – do more suspense, more of a story,” the star said. “I think I’ve found the combination. It’s more like a Blade Runner, because when you’re dealing with the two mixed cultures at the same time….I don’t want to tip it off, but it’s f**king cool.”

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Sylvester Stallone: ‘Escape Plan 2 was the most horribly produced film’

Sylvester Stallone has revealed his movie Escape Plan 2 was the “most horribly produced film” he’s ever starred in.In a recent post on Instagram, the veteran Hollywood star vented his frustration at last year’s Escape Plan 2: Hades, and blasted t…

Sylvester Stallone has revealed his movie Escape Plan 2 was the “most horribly produced film” he’s ever starred in.

In a recent post on Instagram, the veteran Hollywood star vented his frustration at last year’s Escape Plan 2: Hades, and blasted the producers for ruining the film, which also starred Dave Bautista, Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson, and Jesse Metcalfe.

“Escape Plan 2 WAS TRULY THE MOST HORRIBLY PRODUCED FILM I have ever had the misfortune to be in,” Stallone shared, as he heaped praise on the recently-released Escape Plan 3: The Extractors.

The 73-year-old revealed that the direct-to-video movie, helmed by filmmaker John Herzfeld, was shot in just 17 days, with his co-stars Bautista and Jackson forced to work under pressure to get the low-budget project finished.

“This new film was made in an extraordinarily short amount of time, 17 nights, dusk till dawn, no breaks, we ate while we worked!!!! The Crew were under unbelievable pressure. Proud of them!” the Rambo star added.

Stallone then shared information from a Media Play News report on Instagram, showing Escape Plan 3: The Extractors was at the top of the rental charts in the U.S.

“We are so proud that we beat the odds and are at the top of the charts!!!! Not Easy ! But what I think is amazing and what people should know is this film was made in 17 days with a budget that was less than what the GREAT Floyd Mayweather pays for one of his BUGATTI cars!! (about 3.6 Mil. ),” Stallone gushed. “So for young films makers out there shows what can be done when everyone PULLS together And you have the AMAZING marketing team at GRINDSTONE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP ! Ya killed it (sic)!!!”

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Dave Bautista has no desire to play villain in Fast and Furious franchise

Dave Bautista has no plans to play a villain in one of the Fast and Furious franchise films.The former WWE star, who portrayed Drax the Destroyer in Marvel Cinematic Universe movies such as Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Endgame, was tagged in a…

Dave Bautista has no plans to play a villain in one of the Fast and Furious franchise films.

The former WWE star, who portrayed Drax the Destroyer in Marvel Cinematic Universe movies such as Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Endgame, was tagged in a Twitter post on Saturday by a fan who suggested he appear in a spin-off feature alongside Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and John Cena.

However, Bautista was quick to reject the idea and throw shade at the popular series.

“Thank you for your consideration,” he replied, before adding a vomiting emoji and the hashtag “I’d rather do good films”.

One follower then responded to the sportsman-turned-actor’s hashtag, reminding “Big Dave” that he had a role in the critically-panned 2018 movie Escape Plan 2, in which he appeared opposite Sylvester Stallone.

But hitting back, Bautista responded: “Genius! Big Dave didn’t state that he’s never done a bad film. But I did them for particular reasons that helped build an ‘acting’ career. And I got to work with Sly so in your face with that! You’re dismissed!”

Fast & Furious 9, featuring original castmembers like Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, and Jordana Brewster, is currently shooting in London and is set to be released in May 2020.

While spin-off movie Hobbs & Shaw, which sees Johnson and Jason Statham reprise their roles as Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw, respectively, is scheduled to open in cinemas in August.

Bautista, 50, can next be seen onscreen in the action comedy Stuber, alongside Kumail Nanjiani, and is also attached to star in upcoming flicks like The Killer’s Game and Army of the Dead.

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Sylvester Stallone will debut Rambo V: Last Blood images at Cannes

Sylvester Stallone is taking his new Rambo film to Cannes to give film festival attendees a first glimpse of the franchise’s fifth instalment.Rambo V: Last Blood marks the legendary actor’s final outing as John Rambo, a character he began playing in …

Sylvester Stallone is taking his new Rambo film to Cannes to give film festival attendees a first glimpse of the franchise’s fifth instalment.

Rambo V: Last Blood marks the legendary actor’s final outing as John Rambo, a character he began playing in 1982’s First Blood.

According to Deadline, Sylvester will debut exclusive images from the new movie during a special screening at the Palais des Festivals on 24 May. There will also be a video montage honouring the 72-year-old’s five-decade film career and showcase the world premiere of Ted Kotcheff’s First Blood in 4K at the Grand Theatre Lumiere.

Based on David Morrell’s 1972 novel of the same name, about John Rambo, a troubled Vietnam War veteran and former U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier, the film helped cement Sylvester’s status as Hollywood’s leading action man, after the success of his first two Rocky films in the late ‘70s.

Like the Rocky franchise, the Oscar nominee co-wrote all of the Rambo instalments.

He was last seen as the Vietnam vet in 2008’s Rambo, which he also directed.

Rambo V: Last Blood, directed by Adrian Grunberg, will see Rambo go up against a Mexican cartel. It also stars Paz Vega and Oscar Jaenada.

Last year the star bowed out as his other famous alter ego, Rocky Balboa, in Creed II. He is rumoured to be returning to The Expendables film series though, for the franchise’s fourth movie.

The Cannes Film Festival runs from 14 to 25 May.

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Sylvester Stallone regrets killing off Apollo Creed

Sylvester Stallone harbours deep regrets about killing off Carl Weathers’ movie fighter Apollo Creed in Rocky IV. The veteran action man made the confession on Instagram as he shared a birthday message for Weathers, who turned 71 on Monday (14Jan19). …

Sylvester Stallone harbours deep regrets about killing off Carl Weathers’ movie fighter Apollo Creed in Rocky IV.

The veteran action man made the confession on Instagram as he shared a birthday message for Weathers, who turned 71 on Monday (14Jan19).

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Carl Weathers!” he captioned a series of old photos of the pair on set.

“Your performances were amazing! … Besides being a great actor he is the BEST cinema boxer of ALL TIME ! Truly amazing , GRACE , POWER , and UNBELIEVABLY FAST!!!!! Never ever to be duplicated! Thank you my friend, never could have done it without you!!!”

Stallone, who starred as titular character Rocky Balboa in the boxing franchise, went on to admit he was wrong for having Weathers’ Creed beaten to death by Russian ring rival Ivan Drago, played by Dolph Lundgren, in the 1985 movie.

“I have to admit I regret having Apollo passing away so soon,” added Sylvester, who also wrote and directed the project. “He was Irreplaceable…”

Despite having Apollo killed off onscreen, his legacy has continued with the spin-off franchise Creed, starring Michael B. Jordan as his son Adonis Creed, who sets out to avenge the death of his father in last year’s (18) Creed II as he faces off with Drago’s son, Viktor.

Reports suggest Stallone actually wanted to bring Weathers back for flashback scenes in the Creed sequel, but was overruled by director Steven Caple Jr.

Creed II featured the return of Lundgren as Ivan, with Brigitte Nielsen also reprising her Rocky IV role as his ex-wife, Ludmilla Drago.

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Sylvester Stallone’s wife inspired his love of skincare products

Jennifer Flavin Stallone has inspired husband Sylvester Stallone to embrace skincare products. The actress and model is in the process of unveiling her new Serious Skincare line via the home shopping site Evine, and she reveals her family enjoys usin…

Jennifer Flavin Stallone has inspired husband Sylvester Stallone to embrace skincare products.

The actress and model is in the process of unveiling her new Serious Skincare line via the home shopping site Evine, and she reveals her family enjoys using her products.

The 50 year old, who has been married to the Rocky star, the father of her three daughters, for 21 years has encouraged those in her household to use items like face masks to solve skincare problems and enhance a healthy glow.

“Somebody always has a green or white face mask on in our house,” she tells Us Weekly. “We are always walking around like that and it’s funny because I have a product called Dry Lo that helps dry out pimples and every night everyone is walking around with pink dots all over their faces and no one questions it. It’s just the normal thing in our house.”

She also shares her husband is surprisingly open minded when it comes to trying new products.

“Sly is always willing and ready to try any mask, eye cream, de-puffing or lifting cream. It’s a lot of fun because he’s all game,” she says.

The actor has also had a small role in the development of his wife’s new collection.

“He also helps out with naming some of our products, because obviously he’s a writer, so he comes up with great little names for some of the newest products we’re launching,” she notes.

The couple’s daughters have also had an input: “We are always talking about skincare and makeup ideas and it’s fun because I get to know the new and younger generation’s ideas of what’s popular and hip…,” she adds. “They (daughters) are always on the cutting edge of what’s out there and what’s working and what’s not.”

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Corinne Foxx and Sistine Stallone to make film debuts in 47 Meters Down sequel

Jamie Foxx and Sylvester Stallone’s model daughters are set to make their big screen debuts in the sequel to underwater thriller 47 Meters Down. Corinne Foxx and Sistine Stallone will join Nia Long, John Corbett, and The Book Thief’s Sophie Nelisse in…

Jamie Foxx and Sylvester Stallone’s model daughters are set to make their big screen debuts in the sequel to underwater thriller 47 Meters Down.

Corinne Foxx and Sistine Stallone will join Nia Long, John Corbett, and The Book Thief’s Sophie Nelisse in 47 Meters Down – Uncaged, the follow-up to the 2017 breakout hit.

The movie will follow four teens whose diving excursion in a ruined underwater city turns into a living nightmare as they encounter a group of deadly sharks.

Teen Wolf’s Khylin Rhambo, actor Davi Santos, and Scream TV star Brianne Tju will also feature in the project, which is already in early production in the Dominican Republic, reports Deadline.com.

British filmmaker Johannes Roberts will return to direct 47 Meters Down – Uncaged, which he co-wrote with his partner Ernest Riera.

The original movie, about two sisters (played by Mandy Moore and Claire Holt) whose Mexican vacation is ruined after a diving trip in shark-infested waters goes awry, became a cult box office hit upon its release last year (17), banking just under $60 million (£48 million) worldwide from a budget of just $5.5 million (£4.4 million). Plans for a second installement were initially announced a few months after the thriller debuted.

In addition to being cast in the new film, Corinne and Sistine also have another accomplishment in common – they have both previously served as Miss Golden Globe. Jamie’s 24-year-old daughter scored the honour in 2016, while Sistine, 20, and her sisters, Scarlet and Sophia, jointly held the position, now known as the Golden Globe Ambassador, in 2017.

47 Meters Down – Uncaged is set to hit theatres next summer (18).

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