Sylvester Stallone has always been a fan of Demolition Man. While the critical response was a bit mixed when the sci-fi action film was released in 1993, Demolition Man has maintained a cult following over the years and is looked back at fondly by many of Stallone’s fans as one of his best films. It’s an appreciation that’s shared by the actor himself.
On Instagram, Stallone shared an image describing Demolition Man. The text on the photo says, “In 1993, most critics dismissed a one-of-a-kind movie as just a stupid action flick with ‘excessive explosions.’ Except that it smartly predicted and joked about political correctness, toxic masculinity, racial bias, the hysteria around cancel culture, and even more. By now, it’s obvious that the movie was brilliant. But it still doesn’t get enough credit.”
“I always enjoyed this movie,” Stallone adds in the caption. “It was a Great Action film wonderfully directed By Marco Brambilla. And the writers were way ahead of their time.”
Marco Brambilla directed Demolition Man using a screenplay by Daniel Waters, Robert Reneau, and Peter M. Lenkov. The film follows Stallone as John Spartan, a police officer who’s cryogenically frozen alongside his arch-nemesis, crime lord Simon Phoenix (Wesley Snipes), in the year 1996. When Simon is thawed and escapes in 2032, John is also taken out of ice to help pursue his old foe. The film also stars Sandra Bullock and Nigel Hawthorne.
Sylvester Stallone Has Teased a Sequel to Demolition Man
Sylvester Stallone has hinted for many years that Demolition Man 2 was in the works. He seemed to say that the movie would never happen in a 2006 interview with Ain’t It Cool News, expressing his opinion that it had been too late for them to get the sequel made. He said that the “ship had sailed” and that he had other challenges waiting for him on the acting front.
Of course, maybe doing legacy sequels for his Rocky and Rambo franchises in the years since has gotten the actor more optimistic about Demolition Man 2. More recently, he participated in an online Q&A session in 2020 and was asked about the possibility of a Demolition Man sequel. The answer he gave was very optimistic, suggesting that the wheels had already gotten turning on that project at Warner Bros.
“I think it is coming. We’re working on it right now with Warner Bros. and it’s looking fantastic, so that should come out. That’s going to happen,” Stallone stated.
Sly was clearly hopeful at the time, but that he only thought that the movie was happening means that this was far from an official confirmation. But it does suggest that Stallone is hopeful about making a sequel, essentially putting the ball in the studio’s court about making the sequel really happen. Given that the cult following is still there, and that Stallone remains proud of the film, Demolition Man 2 is still a possibility.