Tuesday, December 1, 2015
More ROCKY Spin-offs We'd Like To See
The latest entry in the Rocky Balboa saga, CREED, is getting critical acclaim and doing very well at the box office. Apparently the idea of using a relative of a supporting character to continue a film franchise is a good one...so good, in fact, that it gives me some ideas on how the Rocky story can keep going on and on and on. If anyone would like to take these ideas and turn them into a screenplay, go right ahead--just make sure I get paid.
To his surprise and consternation, Rocky Balboa finds out that his old rival, Ivan Drago, had an illegitimate son! And not only that...Ivan Jr. (played by Chris Hemsworth) is the secret heir to the Romanov fortune! Rocky and Ivan Jr. team up to prevent the Romanov's gold from falling into the hands of the dastardly Vladimir Putin (played by Kevin Spacey).
To his surprise and consternation, Rocky Balboa finds out that his old rival, Clubber Lang, had an illegitimate son! Clubber Jr. (played by Lance Briggs) is on the run, because of a crime he didn't commit. Rocky and Clubber Jr. team up with an ex-army Colonel who's a tactical genius, a smooth-talking con man, and a wacky pilot who may or may not be actually insane. Together the group travel around the United States, helping out people who have nowhere else to turn.
To his surprise and consternation, Rocky Balboa finds out that his late brother-in-law Paulie had an illegitimate son--Paulie Jr (played by Jonah Hill). The pudgy, slovenly youth just might get a shot at a promotion to the main office of the meat-packing plant--but can Rocky clean him up in time??
ROCKY, TANGO, & COBRA
To his surprise and consternation, Rocky Balboa finds out that he has two identical cousins--and they're both hard-as-nails cops! Lt. Ray Tango and Lt. Marion "Cobra" Cobretti are not too impressed with Rocky's easy-going ways. (The fantastic wonders of CGI allows Sylvester Stallone to play all three roles.) There's a huge drug deal getting ready to go down in the heart of Philadelphia--can Rocky and his new-found cousins learn how to work together in time to stop it??