"Expendables 4" star Sylvester Stallone recently scored several awards and nominations for his latest film "Creed," where he was the producer, the director and the supporting actor.
In the recently concluded Golden Globes, Sylvester Stallone won as Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his Rocky Balboa role in "Creed." And for the upcoming Academy Awards, Stallone is nominated for Best Supporting Actor, alongside Christian Bale ("The Big Short"), Tom Hardy ("The Revenant"), Mark Ruffalo ("Spotlight") and Mark Rylance ("Bridge of Spies").
The Atlantic, in its report, calls "Creed" as the "glorious renaissance" of Sylvester Stallone, saying that this is the first time that Stallone got the attention of the likes of Oscars and Golden Globes since the original "Rocky" almost four decades ago.
"Stallone's remarkable performance in 'Creed' in some way feels like a response to the countless 'Rambo' and 'Expendables' sequels he suffered through to get to this point-which make his recent work look even better by comparison," the report wrote.
The report said further, "Stallone has since carved out a new career with winking action comedies like 'The Expendables,' which served up perfunctory explosions and bloody violence while knowingly trading on his image as a Hollywood fossil. With 'Creed,' Coogler did the latter and yet conjured far greater work out of Stallone."
In other words, "Creed" is everything a Hollywood veteran like Sylvester Stallone could ask for.
Maybe this is why American actor and former American football player Terry Crews thinks Stallone will give up the "Expendables" franchise to pursue a "Creed" sequel.
"I'm just thinking he's got options now," Terry Crews said (via Christian Post). "He should think about what his next move is going to be, what he's going to do. 'Creed' was amazing, amazing. It showed his [Stallone] depth and he's a lot deeper than people always give him credit for."
Hence, there could be two possibilities: Stallone is not giving up "Expendables" but will not be reprising his role as "Barney Ross" in "Expendables 4", or giving up "Expendables" entirely and pursue the "Creed" sequel.