No Easy Way Out: Stallone Releases Poster for the Rocky IV: Director's Cut and Name Change Announced


For the last year, director and actor Sylvester Stallone has been toiling with his new cut of the classic boxing sequel, Rocky IV. Initially released in 1985, it is one of the most iconic of the franchise as it's the film that took the Cold War between the U.S. and Russia and turned it into a sports film loaded with training montages and an amazing soundtrack of '80s era rock songs. Apparently, Stallone was never happy with the final product that was released to theaters and decided after Creed II that it was time to revisit the film with an updated cut that would match his vision for the movie. 

The new edit will actually be receiving a new title as well. This director's cut has been officially named Rocky vs Drago: The Ultimate Director's Cut. It will remove some of the goofier scenes like Paulie's robot but will also add back in a lot of cutting room floor shots that he's wanted to add back in for decades. Check out the new poster below. Stallone says this isn't the final artwork but it's a first tease at the latest cut of Rocky IV.