It looks like Creed 2 (now in theaters) will be the last time we see Sylvester Stallone as the iconic Rocky Balboa.
Stallone posted this video via social media announcing his journey as the famous philly boxer had come to an end:
Six movies, more than a dozen bouts, two spin-off films and one onscreen cancer battle later, Stallone implied that the “Creed” films should go on without him.
“I thought Rocky was over in 2006 (with the film “Rocky Balboa”); I was very happy with that. Then all of a sudden this young man presented himself (he gestured toward “Creed” star Michael B. Jordan) and the whole story changed. It went on to a new generation, new problems, new adventures.”
Michael B. Jordan is more than capable to continue on with the Creed franchise. His story is far from over. Rocky’s story however seemed to end with a satisfying conclusion in the Creed 2. The sequel far surpassed its original film from 2015 with a huge Thanksgiving box office weekend. A sequel is practically guaranteed. But it might have to move forward without Stallone.
So what’s next for Stallone you ask? Well, he will now be looking to retire his other famous role, Rambo, with one final film in that franchise next. Rambo 5 is scheduled to hit theaters in 2019.