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Carl Weathers hopes he is cast in 'The Expendables 4' so film fans get what they want and see him reunited with his 'Rocky' co-star Sylvester Stallone.
The 69-year-old actor famously played charismatic fighter Apollo Creed in Stallone's boxing franchise - in which he portrays the titular character - with his final appearance coming in 1985's 'Rocky IV'.
Rumors have been rife that Weathers will be part of the action flick, which will be the final film in the series about the mercenary squad, and although he has not had a role confirmed by his friend Stallone he wants it to happen so 'Rocky' fans get their wish to see the actors on screen together again.
He said: "I haven't had a conversation with Sly and I haven't received a phone call, I don't even know if I'm in their consciousness. I think we're right to think it would be great for fans because I hear it enough, so clearly they are a lot of people who would enjoy it."
'The Expendables 4' will reunite series staples Stallone, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dolph Lundgren - who played Russian boxer Ivan Drago in 'Rocky IV' - all of whom have been confirmed for the project which is due to hit cinemas in 2018.
Another star linked to the flick is Hulk Hogan and if the wrestling legend was cast it would add to the 'Rocky' reunion as the multi-time world champion played fictional grappler Thunderlips in 1982's 'Rocky III'.
Weathers can currently be seen in TV series 'Chicago Justice', the fourth installment of Dick Wolf's 'Chicago' franchise which also stars Philip Winchester.
The action veteran admits it's been a fantastic challenge to change gears and be part of legal drama which deals with so many issues affecting the modern world.
Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz ahead of the UK launch of the program on the Universal Channel at 9pm on Thursday (03.30.17), he said: "It's an entertaining show first and foremost and it's a show that gives you a peek behind the scenes of a justice department of Cook County Chicago Illinois, to see what a prosecutor's office does. We dramatize these crimes that are committed and the victims of crimes on a weekly basis ... We deal with all types of topics like race, religion, and all sorts of crimes including terrorism. So the ripped from the headlines aspect of what Dick Wolf has done for many, many years is integral to our show. It's been really wonderful to be in it."