Sylvester Stallone calls his ‘Creed III’ absence a ‘regretful situation’
The actor took the blame for the ‘Titanic’ sequel, but later clarified he did not have final say
Sylvester Stallone was in talks to direct ‘The Expendables 3’ when he passed on the project last summer.
Earlier this year he said the film would not happen.
“If you’re going to come to make a movie like that you should be ready to give up if you don’t think it’s going to happen, otherwise it’s not a good movie,” Stallone said. “That would be the easiest way of doing it.
“If you’re going to do a movie like that, there’s got to be at least a little bit of me to it. If it’s not me, then it’s not a great movie, and I would do it, but if there’s no Sylvester and he’s not telling me what to do, then I don’t know what to do.”
The threequel of Stallone’s third ‘Clint Eastwood’ film would chronicle his return to action with a new cast including Christian Slater and Kurtwood Smith.
The cast is now assembled, but Stallone, Smith and Slater have yet to be locked down for the sequel.
Speaking to E! Online, Stallone said he passed on the film because he was unable to find an executive producer who was willing to back it.
“I would take my chances with the actors and I’m looking forward to doing something with them, but I don’t know yet what I’m going to do or if I’m going to do it or not to do it,” Stallone said.
“Now I’ve left the door open for us to work again, to work on it as early as possible, and in the meantime it’s just a waiting game as to who’s going to come in and who’s going to do it.”
The third ‘Creed’ is a reboot of the original film inspired by Stallone’s own father.
“I was watching that again and I realized I