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Sylvester Stallone Nixed an Apollo Creed Scene in ‘Rocky Balboa’ Because of Carl Weathers’ ‘Greed’

Sylvester Stallone once returned to his Rocky franchise with the sixth feature in the boxing series Rocky Balboa. The sequel might have had a brief appearance from Carl Weathers’ Apollo Creed. But Stallone once asserted that Weathers might have wanted too much money for too little work.

Sylvester Stallone felt Carl Weathers’ Apollo Creed was special compared to other ‘Rocky’ villains

Sylvester Stallone at the premiere of '47 Meters Down Uncaged'.
Sylvester Stallone | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

The Rocky series had many antagonists for Stallone to square off against in the ring. But Stallone once felt that Carl Weathers’ Apollo Creed might have stood out from the others. He credited Weathers’ unique performance and athleticism as the reasons why there was a spin-off based on his character years later.

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