Sylvester Stallone Is A Retired Cold War Spy In Upcoming Series 

Sylvester Stallone will star in Never Too Old To Die, an action comedy film from Amazon Studios.

By Chris Snellgrove | Updated

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Even though the Creed series continues to expand the universe of Rocky, actor Sylvester Stallone was absent from the third film. While Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors dazzled audiences in Creed III, Stallone has been hard at work creating new projects for Amazon. Now, Deadline reports that the actor will star in Never Too Old to Die, a film in which “a mysterious murder within a retirement home for spies sparks a Cold War hero’s personal mission to find the assassin living among them.”

This movie is just the first film announced as part of Sylvester Stallone’s deal with Amazon Studios. He and his Balboa Productions will be producing plenty of content thanks to Stallone’s “multi-year, first-look” deal with Amazon to produce a variety of content. This includes scripted and non-scripted content, and Stallone will also sometimes produce, write, and direct these projects.

As for Never Too Old to Die, no director has yet been attached to this project. But the Brian Otting script sounds really intriguing, and we’re very interested to see Stallone acting his age onscreen. In a time when actors like Tom Cruise are trying to prove older actors are viable action heroes, Sylvester Stallone has seemingly embraced getting older as an opportunity to take on very different roles than he once had.

For example, over on Paramount+, Sylvester Stallone is absolutely killing it in the series Tulsa King. There, he plays a New York mafioso named Dwight “The General” Manfredi who just got out of a 25-year prison stint. Once out, he is sent to expand the mafia’s criminal empire to Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the series has a lot of fun showing Stallone as a mobster out of water who must find new allies when he can’t rely on any of his usual New York crew.

Tulsa King already had a lot of buzz because it was made by Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan. And, aided by getting a Yellowstone lead-in, the premiere of Tulsa King was one of the biggest cable debuts in all of 2022. If there was ever any doubt that Sylvester Stallone could headline a popular television show, the sheer popularity of this unconventional mafia story has certainly put those doubts to rest.

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While he has plenty of experience being the leading man, Sylvester Stallone isn’t afraid to just be a supporting player in other projects. For example, he’ll reprise his relatively small role as Ravager Captain Stakar Ogord in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 next month, and he’s going to return as one of many aging badasses in the next Expendables film. He also has a family docuseries releasing next month called The Family Stallone, which promises to give us an insider look into the life of the famous actor and his loved ones.

With all these projects, it seems clear that Sylvester Stallone is a creative force to be reckoned with. On top of everything else, his ambitious superhero movie Samaritan is proof that he is being underutilized in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Stallone’s career has gone longer and grown stronger than anyone ever suspected, proving that he is living by the advice Rocky Balboa himself gave the world: “going in one more round when you don’t think you can…that’s what makes all the difference in your life.”