Sylvester Stallone has been a total legend and he still continues to entertain us to the fullest. Movie franchises like Creed, Rambo, and The Expendables have shown us that he’s still got it! On top of that, he keeps starring in James Gunn’s superhero movies and continues to impress us. But very recently, he also appeared in a Paramount+ series called Tulsa King.
Stallone plays New York mafia capo Dwight “The General” Manfredi who gets exiled to Tulsa, Oklahoma after being released from prison 25 years later. And once again, he begins setting up a new empire and makes his way to the top to become the King of Tulsa, hence the title of the series. The series is set to feature 10 episodes.
Sylvester Stallone Casts Doubts on Season 2
So far with its two episodes, Tulsa King has got great critical acclaim. Its Rotten Tomatoes score is an aggregate of 74%, and the IMDb rating stands at a solid 8.4. But still, those who are expecting to see a second season may be disappointed as Sly Stallone doesn’t really want to return. He found it pretty hard to wrap up one season itself.
In a recent interview with Variety, Stallone revealed that he wouldn’t be returning for a second season. He said:
It’s beyond tough. I can’t believe some people have done this for four, five or six seasons. It’s brutal, compared to filmmaking. I’ll never say, “This is a hard shoot” again on a feature. It’s a vacation compared to this! It really is… Can they shoot it in my home in Palm Beach? That’d be nice. I talked to my wife about it. If she comes along with the kids to the set to visit, perhaps. But it’s a big decision, it really is.
Well, it’s actually fine if this show only turns out to be a limited series. He will have given us something great towards the end of his great long career.
Sylvester Stallone’s Cinematic Future
After this, Stallone could still continue to have a great future in superhero movies. His 2022 has been good enough as he starred in Prime Video’s Superhero movie, Samaritan before Tulsa King. And 2023 will bring us The Expendables 4. But before that, Sly is also expected to appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 as Starhawk. And with James Gunn in charge of DC Studios, we should expect to hear his voice as stud boy King Shark, especially when he himself is interested to return.
Tulsa King is currently streaming on Paramount+, with a new episode releasing every Sunday.