Sly wants to be a role model for youngsters

London: Sylvester Stallone has expressed his desire to be a role model for the youngsters.

The ‘Rocky’ star was in London`s West End for the premiere of ‘The Expendables’, which he wrote, directed and appeared in.

The film boasts a stunning array of muscle including Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Mickey Rourke, Arnold Swarzenegger and Bruce Willis.

The plot centres on a group of ex-SAS soldiers who battle an evil drugs baron.

"Every generation has to have a hero and this generation has the superhero, it`s evolved. But after Avatar it`s like, `Stop, let`s go back to basics,’ the Mirror quoted him as saying.

"Young men need good examples, role models. I know I do, and I hope I might be one of the influences on young guys,” he added.