Sylvester Stallone calls for ownership of ‘Rocky’ in series of heated social media posts. Here’s what’s going on with the Italian Stallion

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

Like cheesesteaks, the Eagles, and perennial mismanagement of city services, “Rocky” has long been a part of Philadelphia’s DNA. But the man behind the Italian Stallion, Sylvester Stallone, doesn’t have any control over the franchise — and he appears to have had about enough. Recently, Stallone has posted impassioned messages on his social channels about the “Rocky” ownership situation, targeting producer Irwin Winkler and his family. Winkler, 91, won a best picture in 1977 as a producer for the original “Rocky,” and has since been involved in producing each of the film franchise’s entries. St…

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