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We all know that Sylvester Stallone is getting a little old to keeping being the famous boxer, Rocky Balboa. So that got me thinking... what if someone did a reboot of the Rocky series? Who would play the major characters? Well, according to me, here's the answer to that question!

Rocky Balboa: Zachary Quinto

Zachary Quinto would crush it as Rocky. There are not too many actors I would say that about. But I think Zachary Quinto could pull it off. Sylvester Stallone, you can be replaced you know!

Adrian Balboa: Morena Baccarin

After being on shows like Gotham, Morena has proven that she has the right combination of sass, beauty, and obscurity to pull off Adrian.

Mickey Goldmill: Harrison Ford

Burgess Meredith is one of my favorite actors. Between Mickey Goldmill and the Penguin from Batman, Burgess Meredith was pretty incredible. Like Rocky, not too many actors could pull off a convincing Mickey Goldwell, but I think Harrison Ford could do it.

Apollo Creed: Will Smith

Apollo Creed is fairly easy to cast. Will Smith is a great actor and I think he could do a pretty mean Apollo Creed.

Clubber Lang: Terry Crews

I love Mr. T. I was trying to think of someone to play Clubber Lang, but I couldn't because he's incredible. But one of my good buddies suggested Terry Crews. And I thought... "Why didn't I think of that?!"

Tony "Duke" Evers: Samuel L. Jackson

This one was a no-brainer. This guy is perfect to play the trainer for both Will Smith's Apollo and Zachary Quinto's Rocky.

Thunderlips: Mark Wahlberg

There aren't too many people who can replace the Hulkster. Hulk Hogan is pretty much epic in any role. But if anyone could be a good replacement, it's Mark Wahlberg.

Paulie Pennino: Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt has even stated that he wanted to go back to being a fat guy like he was when he was playing Andy Dwyer in Parks and Recreation. It would be a bit of a stretch, but it would be a different spin on Paulie.

Ivan Drago: Jason Momoa

If anyone could pull off the imposing Ivan Drago, it's this guy. Jason Momoa is probably one of the best replacements for Dolph Lundgren as Drago.

Ludmilla Vobet Drago: Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger is one of the prettiest actresses I've ever seen. But she's not one to be trifled with. She's pretty, but she's also as tough as nails. And as such, I think she'd be perfect to play Drago's wife.

Just imagine the story. Mr. Spock is working for a loan shark and dating Dr. Leslie Thompkins. He then meets Han Solo, who begins training him as a boxer. Spock goes up against Agent J for the heavyweight championship of the world, but is defeated. However, the Vulcan gains the crowd's respect. He later challenges Agent J a second time and barely defeats him. Spock begins living the high life and has a charity match with pro wrestler Cade Yeager and barely wins after a hard-fought match. Spock's loser brother-in-law Andy Dwyer becomes jealous of Spock and smashes a Spock pinball machine in a local arcade. Out of love for his wife, Spock reluctantly bails Andy out of prison. At this point, Hale Caesar comes to town and challenges Spock for the heavyweight championship, defeating him fairly easily. Spock asks Solo what went wrong and is horrified to discover that Solo has been hand-picking Spock's opponents so he could keep the title. However, when Solo dies from a heart attack, Agent J and his trainer Nick Fury step in to help Spock regain his title. With their training, Spock defeats Caesar and reclaims his title. But then Aquaman and his wife Dr. Abigail Chase arrive from Russia with the specific intent of Aquaman duking it out with Spock. However, Agent J pleads with Spock to give him one last chance in the ring, which the Vulcan agrees to, albeit against his better judgment. Aquaman kills Agent J in the fight, and a now-furious Spock challenges Aquaman to a match, which Aquaman agrees to on Dr. Chase's condition that the match be held in Moscow on Christmas Eve. Spock accepts the terms and he, Andy, Dr. Thompkins, and Nick Fury fly to Siberia for Spock to begin his training. Spock, after a long and difficult fight, comes out victorious over Aquaman and wishes his son at home in the United States a merry Christmas after delivering a heartwarming speech about acceptance, change, and reconciliation.


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