Sly Stallone Wants More Rocky Films

“If he dies, he dies.”  Those famous words from THE Ivan Drago was said in Rocky IV regarding Apollo Creed.  You know what refuses to die?  Rocky and his films.  With Rocky to Rocky Balboa ranging from 1976-2006, then the Creed films in 2015 and 2018, the franchise refuses to die.

While Creed and Creed II really seemed to cap the Rocky saga and pass the torch to the next generation, Sylvester Stallone still holds on to the eye of the tiger and wants more Rocky films.  Even though Stallone admitted to not having any of the rights to his Rocky character, he has spoken about a future film sequel and possible TV prequel series and producer Irwin Winkler now seems to be on board with the ideas.

In an interview with Variety, Stallone provided more details regarding the future of the franchise coming to TV as a prequel and producer Irwin Winkler’s initial hesitations:

“There was some conflict there, yes. He (Winkler) felt in his mind that ‘Rocky’ was primarily a feature film, and he didn’t see it as being translated for cable, so there was a big bone of contention.”

Aside from a possible TV prequel, Stallone went on to speak regarding the possibility that Rocky may come back to the big screen for another sequel. Stallone suggested:

“There’s a good chance that ‘Rocky’ may ride again.”

He then told Variety about the possible premises for the aforementioned film sequel:

“Rocky meets a young, angry person who got stuck in this country when he comes to see his sister. He takes him into his life, and unbelievable adventures begin, and they wind up south of the border. It’s very, very timely.”

So, is there any credibility to these ideas?  Stallone gave us an answer:

“They want to go tomorrow.”

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While I love the Rocky franchise, and Stallone is still a badass at 73, but I am not sure how I feel about this.  The prequel idea could be interesting but you also don’t want to beat a dead horse after a fairly strong conclusion in Creed II. Now that doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t check it out, but I am not sure how successful it would be at this point.  What are your thoughts about continuing the Rocky franchise?  Would you watch a prequel TV show or another film?  Leave your thoughts in the usual spot, and thanks for reading!

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Source: Variety

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