by Peter Sciretta, SlashFilm.com
Sylvester Stallone is angered that Carl Weathers would not sign off on Apollo Creed footage for Rocky Balboa.
"Apollo Creed is not in ROCKY BALBOA because he wanted many thousands of dollars for a two-second piece of he and Rocky boxing," said Stallone. "Unfortunately we couldn’t afford it. Then again, what ever happened to loyalty? Apollo Greed?"
Weathers played Creed in the Rocky series from 1976 to Rocky IV in 1985.
Stallone confirms that Mr. T and Ivan Drago make brief appearances in the new film:
"[They] are in a quick montage before the main event in ROCKY BALBOA. It’s only for a second or two, but I appreciate their agreeing to participate."