With the upcoming a re-edit of Rocky IV, titled Rocky Vs Drago, which is premiering in theatres (courtesy of Fathom events) on November 11th, Sylvester Stallone has been posting some introspective excerpts from an upcoming documentary about the process. In a new clip, Sly reveals one surprising regret about Rocky IV, which is killing off Carl Weathers’ Apollo Creed. Instead, Stallone know wishes that instead of killing Apollo, he had been crippled instead. With Apollo now in a wheelchair, he would have assumed the role of Mickey.
Stallone has also cleared up a misconception about his re-edit, with many reports out there stating that his new cut runs 40 minutes longer. He stated,
“I believe someone was a bit premature in stating that there is “40 minutes” of new footage. I wish. There is a LOT of new footage, but 40 minutes is basically over half of a new movie! Enjoy the new scenes and the fight is amazing and keep punching.”