Sylvester Stallone indicated Rocky Balboa may not return for Creed III.
While Sylvester Stallone’s time as Rocky Balboa seemingly came to end with the sixth installment of the boxing film series, the actor was convinced to reprise the role as the mentor to the titular character in Ryan Coogler’s Creed. The spin-off proved to be a financial success and earned Sylvester Stallone an Academy Award nomination for his performance.
While Sylvester Stallone returned for Creed II, many were left with the impression that the film brought Rocky Balboa’s story to a definitive conclusion. In a Q&A session on his official Instagram account, Sylvester Stallone was asked about his future as the iconic boxer and while he indicated that his time with the Creed series may be over, he still has ideas for direct sequels to Rocky:
“Well, I believe in the film, that’s possible, yes. But I never say no to [to a Rocky sequel], because I have a couple of ideas.”
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Here is the official synopsis for the previous chapter of the film series, Creed II:
Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what’s worth fighting for, and discover that nothing’s more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can’t escape your history.
Directed by Steven Caple Jr. from a script written by Cheo Hodari Coker and Sylvester Stallone, Creed II stars Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Dolph Lundgren, Wood Harris, Andre Ward, and Buddy Marcelle.
Creed II is now available on DVD, Blu-Ray, and Digital HD.
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