The Rocky Crossover That Never Was
Ralph Macchio has also taken us inside an awkward pitch meeting for a movie in which Daniel LaRusso and Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) would have teamed up, somewhere on the mean streets of New Jersey, to help their kids.
It kind of makes sense, actually: John Avildsen, who directed the first Rocky, also directed the first Karate Kid, and jokingly referred to The Karate Kid as “the Ka-Rocky Kid” during filming. And the Jersey thing makes sense when you consider than Rocky Balboa is from Philadelphia and Daniel LaRusso is from Newark. Maybe they could meet in Trenton? Here are some more details about a crossover we’d still be into.