Sylvester Stallone Says Director's Cut of 'Rocky IV' Coming for Film's Anniversary

Rocky IV (1985) - Sylvester Stallone - Dolph Lundgren  - Photofest-EMBED 2018
<p>&quot;The first time I met Dolph Lundgren, he changed the whole concept,&quot; Stallone says of how Lundgren made him rethink the villain of <em>Rocky IV</em>.</p>   |   MGM/UA/Photofest
The actor-director noted that Paulie’s robot, a very bizarre '80s gimmick, will be cut entirely.

If he cuts, he cuts.

Sylvester Stallone on Sunday announced that he is in the midst of working on a director's cut of  Rocky IV for the classic's upcoming anniversary, which is Nov. 27.

"For the 35th anniversary, Rocky 4 Is getting a new director's cut by me. So far it looks great. Soulful. Thank you MGM For this opportunity to entertain," the actor said along with an impressive drawing of the film. He also noted that Paulie’s robot, a very bizarre '80s gimmick, will be cut from the movie entirely. "The robot is going to the junkyard forever, no more robot," Stallone replied to one commenter.

The 1985 film was a massive success and introduced audiences to Dolph Lundgren, who played the towering Ivan Drago, the Soviets' prize boxer. The film marked Carl Weathers' final physical appearance in the series.

Stallone did not offer any additional details, but the tease was enough to set social media ablaze and resulted in  Rocky IV trending