Sylvester Stallone Axing Paulie’s Robot in Director’s Cut of ‘Rocky IV’
Sylvester stallone re-releases “Rocky IV” with a fresh take – in its own pure vision, no less – but one thing that won’t be in the new iteration … Paulie’s iconic chamber robot.
Sly made the announcement on Instagram on Sunday, claiming he was going to put on a director’s cut of the cult classic ’80s film … which sees his character fight Ivan Drago in Russia to avenge the death of Apollo Creed. Oh, and that’s also a big BTW spoiler alert … sorry !!!
Stallone writes: “For the 35th anniversary, Rocky 4 is getting a new director cut by me. So far it looks awesome. Soulful .. Thank you MGM for this opportunity to entertain.”
Fans flooded his comments to show their excitement, but also their curiosity. People were wondering if he would add new scenes, remove old ones … and maybe give more history to the relationship between Rocky’s right-hand man Paulie and his AI love interest in the film. , SICO … which has been widely circulated, but also revered over time.
Well, don’t expect to see this robot in the Sly Cup … because the guy says he scrapped it completely from the plot. In fact, it looks like he doesn’t like SICO at all.
Sly answered some fan’s questions about the robot, and he said, “The robot is going to scrapyard forever. No robot anymore,” while adding to another fan, “I don’t like the robot anymore.” So, yeah … it looks like Stallone is getting rid of that subplot, which was campy anyway.
The interesting thing about this robot is that it played a part in Sly’s real life … with his own child, nothing less. The current designer of the robot, Robert doornick, also recently stated that in 2016, Sly caught wind of the robot (before production started on “Rocky IV”) and hit it up with his team, wondering if it might help his son Seargeoh, who is autistic.
According to Doornick, they loaned the robot to the Stallone family … and apparently it was a huge hit with the kid. So in favor of her boy, Sly wrote the robot in the movie for a cameo role. He also threw out his other son, sage, as Rocky’s son in the film.
We’re sure Stallone appreciates everything SICO has done, but hey … that’s not crucial to the story. No harm, no fault … we think?
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