Stallone to Star in "Predator 3"?

by | September 27, 2006 | Comments

It’s a piece of casting gossip that’s almost certainly untrue, but it’s a fun one anyway, so let’s get to it: Someone thinks that Sylvester Stallone could be lined up to star in the second sequel to "Predator."

From IGNFilmForce and "The online rumor mill was abuzz this morning with word that Sylvester Stallone might be in the running to star in 20th Century Fox’s long-planned "Predator 3," taking over from his Planet Hollywood partner Arnold Schwarzenegger, who starred in the first installment.

The sequel would reportedly happen after the now-filming "Alien vs. Predator 2." Citing a scooper, quotes the source as claiming: "Stallone might be being coaxed to do battle with the new Predator. Guess they’re thinking someone who can equal Arnie’s statue? Not that he’d be playing the same character. I’d say that the plan is solely on FOX’s end, and not Sly’s end – who seems to have enough ‘franchises’ on the go."

Stallone’s reps at Boulevard Management advised IGN that they never heard of the project, and sources close to the studio also denied the report."

Cast your vote: Completely unsubstantiated gossip or possible fact? And would you even want to see Stallone in "Predator 3"?