First Pic of De Niro and Stallone in Grudge Match

The Italian Stallion and Raging Bull square off for new boxing picture opening on Christmas Day.

It goes without saying that Sylvester Stallone knows his way around a boxing ring. Having played the Italian Stallion more times than even the mumbling superhero veteran, one would think the senior citizen action star would have had enough. But now he is pulling another icon of the ‘70s into the ring for one more bout. Titled Grudge Match, Stallone will square off against Robert De Niro as they play decades old rivals who have one last punch to throw. Billy “The Kid” (Stallone) and Henry “Razor” Sharp (De Niro) find themselves coaxed into a bitter grudge match 50 years after their last heavyweight quarrel. And when will this epic clash occur? Christmas Day, of course, leaving even the oldest action crumudgeon as giddy as a schoolboy!
 Can the big screen handle the Italian Stallion and the Raging Bull in the same frame? Could the photography cut to black and white at some point? I don’t know, but judging by this picture, I expect them to end the film in a friendly exhibition fight amongst themselves that spreads into an epic mural to the sweet sounds of “Eye of the Tiger” (the good version, not Katy Perry). C’mon, you know you want that too Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all news updates related to the world of geek. And Google+, if that’s your thing.