2012 began with Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger photographed in side by side hospital beds. Perhaps it was a publicity stunt. Nevertheless, the two actors insist that they were tuning up their bodies in order to perform at their highest level as both will be starring in several upcoming action packed movies.
In May, the 66-year-old Stallone was reported to be gearing up to star in Rambo 5. In an interview with MTV the actor hinted that the film will cover a showdown in Mexico, in a battle against the drug cartels.
In June, Stallone scored a knockout punch in court as he successfully defended a lawsuit filed by Marcus Webb, who claimed that the actor ripped off one of his scripts; the name of the script, “The Expendables.”
Webb felt that the script was very similar to a script he wrote called “The Cordoba Caper.” Apparently, a Manhattan judge did not see it that way, ruling in favor of Stallone and saying that Webb’s claims were without merit. This ruling is significant because Expendables 2 is scheduled to open in Aug. 2012. In fact, Stallone is in San Diego at the Comic-con International convention with the cast from Expendables 2.
On Thursday opening day for Comic-con, Stallone was honored for his breakout performance. The Halls were packed and sitting right beside him was Arnold Schwarzenegger. Perhaps, their hospital visit was a photo opts, nonetheless, they were together and it was Stallone’s time to be recognized.
Today, Stallone is not only coming of the high of promoting his newest film, he’s coming off one of his most triumphant years only to lean that his oldest son was tragically found dead in his home.
As he perhaps reflected back you can’t help but to realized, he would have given all the accolades, his victory in court, the new movies, he would have given it all back just to know that Sage Stallone was alive and well.
Friday was a very different day for the action hero star. According to his publicist, Michelle Bega, “Stallone is devastated and grief-stricken over the sudden loss of his son.”
We can only keep him and his family in our thoughts and prayers.