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Rambo 4 Was Almost Stallone Vs Jackie Chan (Why It Changed)

One version of Rambo 4 saw Sylvester Stallone’s titular soldier fight against a villain played by Jackie Chan. The Rambo sequels came to represent a certain era of Hollywood action movies, exemplified by the bandana-wearing, bazooka-wielding Stallone. However, Rambo III was the most expensive movie ever produced upon release in 1988, and in addition to grossing significantly less than the second outing, it wasn’t particularly well-liked by anyone – including Stallone. In fact, it would be another two decades before the series returned.

The road to 2008’s Rambo movie was a long one, and various ideas came and went. One ’90s concept saw Rambo and his estranged brother battle against villains during a storm, while a post-9/11 idea saw Rambo fight terrorists inside the United Nations building. None of these versions came together because Stallone never felt they entirely worked, and it wasn’t until he came across the idea of a rescue mission into Burma that a fourth movie clicked for him. Rambo revived the series, which led to one final entry in the form of 2019’s Last Blood.

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Stallone and Jackie Chan have tried to work together many times over their careers. Stallone wanted Chan for the villain role in Demolition Man, but the latter passed as he believes audiences only wanted to see him play heroic parts. Stallone has also tried to get the Hong Kong legend attached to The Expendables movies, which also has yet to happen. They also came close to working together on Rambo 4 around 2000, which would have seen Rambo fight against a drug dealer played by Chan, only for them to eventually team up to fight other villains.

This was during a period when Miramax owned the rights to the property and tried several times to get a new Rambo movie going. During this time, Chan had finally cracked the U.S. market due to the success of the original Rush Hour, so pairing him and Stallone for a movie made a lot of sense. According to a Coming Attractions article (via The Guardian), Chan had demanded several script changes before signing on, including having his character work with Rambo and that he didn’t die in the finale.

Sadly, story details for this take on Rambo 4 – which features the series’ darkest kill – are sketchy, though it apparently involved a right-wing militia group as the main threat. Presumably, Stallone and Chan thought better of it so this version of the sequel fell apart and Miramax later sold its series stake. Stallone and Chan did work together onscreen briefly in the risible 1997 comedy An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn, and their latest attempt at working together Project X-Traction eventually saw Sly replaced by John Cena.

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‘I am officially off the market’: When Margot Robbie revealed she made the ‘conscious’ decision of not dating actors

Margot Robbie revealed her decision to not date actors because of the media scrutiny that came with a public relationship of two high-profile actors
Back in 2015, A-lister Margot Robbie made a declaration that she would not be dating any actors. The actress may have alluded to her fiance Tom Ackerley, who she married the following year in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, she revealed that being in a relationship as an actor herself came with its own set of challenges. She believed that dating someone who was popular would add on to the media scrutiny.

Margot Robbie opened up on why she made a conscious decision to not date actorsTalking to Marie Claire, she claimed, “I am officially off the market.” She then shared the reasoning behind her decision and added, “I made a conscious decision not to date actors.” She continued to explain, “But not because I hate actors. That’s a nasty generalization to make, and that’s not the case. People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship.”
The Barbie actress continued, “So two people with profiles, I figure it’s just double the amount of scrutiny, and I’d like to avoid that at all costs.” This came after reports of her locking lips with Tarzan co-star Alexander Skarsgard started making rounds. It was reported that she was caught kissing the actor during the Sundance Film Festival.

Margot Robbie revealed she opted for a minimal lifestyle even after becoming an actorIn the interview, Robbie also opened up about how she was adapting to fame. She shared, “I have a normal 24-year-old life. If I were a waitress, I’d probably have the exact same lifestyle. I’d go to the same clubs I go to already, live in the same house with the same housemates, hang out with the same people.”
However, Margot Robbie tied the knot with Tom Ackerley who is an English producer and actor. The duo met on the sets of 2013 movie Suite Francaise where Tom was working as an assistant director. Post marriage, both of them launched their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

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Monica Bellucci and Tin Burton at lunch in the restaurant in Selci Lama

For All Saints’ Day, the Hollywood star from Tiferno returned to his native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then visit his parentsOn the occasion of the All Saints’ Day celebrations, the Hollywood star of Tiferno origin, Monica Bellucci, returned to her native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and to visit her father Pasquale and her mother Brunella.Flanked by her current partner Tim Burton, she went to lunch, together with about twenty old friends, at the Osteria del Musicista, which has always been her favorite restaurant, in Selci Lama.Menu dedicated to typical dishes of the area, which includes an appetizer with breadsticks lined with coppa, duck in porchetta and grilled pork livers, polenta with wild boar sauce accompanied by the very typical cappelletti in broth.To conclude, a dessert based on fried “ciaccia” with Nutella and roasted chestnuts.
Having paid the bill and greeted the restaurant owner and lifelong friend, Roberto Polchi, Monica brought home cappelletti and broth for a family dinner.

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‘Rocky’ Was Quite Different In His Original Screenplay, Sylvester Stallone Claims

Sylvester Stallone took his friend’s advice on a rewrite of the original screenplay to Rocky. A few tweaks later, he was on his way to major success.
In the new Netflix documentary Sly, Stallone discussed how he initially conceived of the project, which had a much harder edge. In the early version, Rocky was depicted as a “thuggish” character, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, Mean Streets.

But Stallone’s perspective changed when a friend read the script and thought the boxer was too cruel for audiences to actually care about him.
Stallone recalled her crying.

“She goes, ‘I hate Rocky. I hate him. He’s cruel. He hits people. He beats them up.’”
Stallone took it to heart, and asked what he could do to soften the character.

“I said, ‘what if you stop short of it?’ Like, maybe he almost did. He could have, that’s his job, but he doesn’t?’ ‘That’d be nice,’” he added. “I said, ‘What if he had a girlfriend or something?’ ‘Yeah, that’s nice.’ So I go back, start writing that: ‘Girlfriend. Nice.’”
$117 million in box office later, a franchise was born.

Stallone also revealed that actor Dolph Lundgren sent him to the hospital during one fight scene in Rocky IV.
“Dolph Lundgren… he pulverized me,” Stallone says in the documentary. “Later that night, my heart started to swell—which happens when the heart hits the chest—and then my blood pressure went up to 260, and they thought I was going to be talking to angels. Next thing I know, I’m in intensive care, where I’m surrounded by nuns, and I thought, ‘OK, that’s curtains.’”
Stallone was in the hospital for nine days following the incident, praying for “one more round.”
“For the first minute of the fight, it is going to be a free-for-all,” Stallone told Lundgren. The Swedish actor joked in a separate interview that all he did was “obey orders,” explaining, “[Stallone] was the boss. I did what he told me.”
Doctors allegedly told Stallone that he received a blow to the ribs that made his heart rattle around in his ribcage, a condition typically seen in head-on collisions. “I did hit a bus, of sorts,” Stallone joked.

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