Sylvester Stallone says that he’d be open to WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder taking on the role of Clubber Lang’s son in a possible Creed 3. Wilder expressed interest in the role earlier this week, noting that acting is his “passion.” Clubber Lane was originally played by the iconic Mr. T in Rocky III, and Wilder is ready to take on the role, noting that he wants acting to be his main gig after he retires from boxing.
When Deontay Wilder was asked about his desire to star as the son of Clubber Lang in Creed 3, Sylvester Stallone admitted that he would be good in the role. The actor first joked that Wilder, who is 6’7″, is “not tall enough” for the part. He then said, “The answer is yes… come one, come all.” However, when asked about mentoring the heavyweight champion, Stallone laughed and declined while posing for pictures with a valet attendant. Wilder has yet to respond to the good news, but he is probably pretty happy about Stallone’s kind words.
Creed 3 is not even a project at this point, and if it is secretly in development, it more than likely will not have Sylvester Stallone back as Rocky Balboa. After the premiere of Creed 2, Stallone publicly announced that he was officially retiring from the iconic role, which cast doubt on the possibility of another sequel. That being said, Dolph Lundgren doesn’t buy it and thinks that Stallone will return to the role in the future. Additionally, the actor has retired from the role before in the past, so anything is possible at this point.
Alabama boxer Deontay Wilder is pretty flashy when he enters the ring and brings along a pretty big entourage. His last fight with Tyson Fury at the beginning of the month was an entertaining affair with Wilder marching to the ring with a cape and golden mask, showing the world that he is ready for Hollywood. Fury was entertaining in another way, taunting Wilder in the ring, sticking his tongue out and begging to be hit in the face. The fight ended in a draw and both fighters were very respectful to each other. So, Wilder will have to wait until after the rematch before diving into an acting career.
Creed 2 has been another hit at the box office, so another sequel isn’t out of the question. Michael B. Jordan would probably return and Dolph Lundgren has already expressed interest in coming back for a third installment. But, will Sylvester Stallone come back after announcing his retirement? For now, it seems unlikely, but Deontay Wilder will probably continue to express interest in the role. We’ll just have to wait and see if the Rocky franchise starts up again, possibly without Stallone. You can check out the short interview with Sylvester Stallone and his thoughts on Deontay Wilder over at TMZ.