Sylvester Stallone Asks Everton Fans to Play Role in New 'Rocky' Spin-Off Movie

Sean Fay@@Sean_FayUK Staff WriterJanuary 19, 2015

LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 14: Hollywood Actor Sylvester Stallone salutes the fans with an Everton scarf prior to the start of the Barclays Premiership match between Everton and Reading at Goodison Park on January 14, 2007 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
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It seems like Sylvester Stallone just cannot let go of his favourite character. 

The 68-year-old is currently making a movie called Creed, which will be the seventh time he has starred as his iconic boxer, Rocky Balboa. 

On Monday night, he will draft fans of Everton to play a role in the movie. 

The film, set for a 2016 release, is described by IMDB as "A story that finds Rocky Balboa acting as a trainer and mentor to the grandson [named Adonis Creed] of his fellow boxing alumni, Apollo Creed."

The film also stars British boxer (and massive Evertonian) Tony Bellew, and during half-time of Monday's game with West Brom, the Goodison faithful will be asked to play a part in the movie. 

Bellew plays the pound-for-pound champion of the world, Pretty Boy Porter, in the movie. He will introduce Stallone in a video that will be shown on the Goodison big screens. 

Stallone is no stranger to the Everton fans. He was paraded around the pitch eight years ago. 

Bellew says in the video, as per Phil Kirkbride of the Liverpool Echo

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I would like you to stay in your seats at half-time and keep any eye on the big screens for a very special guest to make a welcome return to Goodison Park.

Be sure you make as much noise as possible — go absolutely nuts at half-time — to help us create a brilliant atmosphere. I have seen first-hand what kind of noise Evertonians create – it will be perfect for the scene.

We also look forward to the spin-off of the spin-off movie, in which Stallone gets out of his wheelchair to beat Adonis and reclaim his title.

[Liverpool Echo

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