Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lundgren
Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lundgren.Rachel Luna / WireImage / Getty Images Jeff Spicer / Getty Images
  • Sly criticized the new "Rocky" spinoff.

  • Lundgren said the movie is still in the beginning stages.

  • He said he didn't know that Sly was not involved and is in touch with him.

After Sly accused him of going behind his back, Lundgren didn't know that he wasn't involved in the spinoff.

After it was reported that there may be another spinoff in the franchise involving his long-time friend, who played the bad guy in both "Rocky IV" and "Creed 2," Sly hit out against the producers of the film.

In his post, Stallone said he was surprised that Lundgren never told him what was going on behind his back with the character he created for him, and that he only found out about the possibleDrago movie online.

Lundgren said that he is in contact with Sly.

He captioned the photo "Just to set the record straight regarding a possible Drago spinoff." "There's no approved script, no deals in place, no director and I was personally under the impression that my friend Sly was involved as a producer or even as an actor."

The press leak last week was unfortunate, he said. Just so all the fans can relax, I'm in touch with Mr. Balboa.

After portraying the lead character in all six "Rocky" films and the two recent "Creed" spinoff movies, Stallone is currently fighting over the rights to the franchise with his father, who is also an actor.

"ONCE AGAIN, IRWIN WINKLER, this PRODUCER and his children, Charles and David, are once again picking clean the bones of another wonderful character I created without even telling me," the 76-year-old said.

In an interview with Variety, Stallone said he was "furious" when he found out he had zero ownership of the "Rocky" franchise, as he wanted to leave an equity stake for his children after he died.

"I was responsible for every word, every syllable, and every mistake," he said. I was surprised that it didn't come to be, but I was told what I should be complaining about.

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