Sylvester Stallone slams Rocky producer Irwin Winkler over ownership rights

Sylvester Stallone slams Rocky producer Irwin Winkler over ownership rights. The action man launched the lucrative boxing series with 1976's Rocky, which he conceived, wrote and starred in. It spawned five sequels and the Creed spin-off franchise, which will release its third film later this year. Stallone sold the rights to his Rocky screenplay to producers Winkler and the late Robert Chartoff, so he has no ownership stake in the series despite being its creator. On sunday, in now deleted posts.

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