Sylvester Stallone is parting with memorabilia from the "Rocky" and "Rambo" movies, but he's keeping the two characters alive onscreen. The year-old entertainer announced Thursday that he'll put hundreds of props and costumes from his year career up for auction in October, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting military charities.
Some of the items Stallone has agreed to sell include Rambo's Army jacket and Rocky's gloves, robe and boxing trunks.
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Stallone isn't saying goodbye to the characters. Instead, he's set to become Rocky Balboa again onscreen in "Creed" this fall and is working on another "Rambo" installment. Stallone said today's fascination with cinematic superheroes leaves little room for the "lone wolf" or "man against the odds" characters he likes to play.
I don't think so. Not in its purest form So I embrace it and that's why I want to continue to do it until my body explodes. First up is "Creed," by writer-director Ryan Coogler.
Stallone is Rocky, but this time he's coach to a young star boxer played by Michael B. Jordan, who is brilliant in the movie, and Ryan Coogler, [for whom] this is a very personal film.
When Coogler first approached Stallone about the film, he declined, saying he felt Rocky had "run his course. He ought to know, after holding out to play the titular character in his breakthrough script, "Rocky," back in He still thinks the character is compelling -- "Where Rocky is the height of optimism, this guy is the height of pessimism," he said -- but finds writing more challenging than any other artistic discipline.
How do you top that? Or do you try to top that? There's no one left," Stallone said. While fans are waiting for the new films, they can bid on pieces of Rocky's and Rambo's past when Heritage Auctions moderates the Stallone sale on Oct. He plans to use some of the auction proceeds to demonstrate his appreciation to those who have inspired his most popular characters by supporting military charities.
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