Sly Stallone, the man himself exclusively revealed the news on his instagram page that he’s done playing Rocky for good. He came close to retiring the character in 2006 with the film, “Rocky Balboa” (or Rocky 6) but then the Creed spin-offs happened and things changed. Sly decided to play the Rocky character again for two more films. Why did Sly continue to play Rocky after Rocky 6? Well Sly probably figured that the Creed spinoff films can’t be done without the Rocky character. It made total sense to bring him back. The films are about celebrating the history of Apollo Creed and that can’t be done without Sylvester Stallone playing Rocky. Easy to understand isn’t it?
Now that Sly announced he’s done with Rocky, I get this feeling what’s going to happen to Rocky in “Creed II”. I still haven’t seen “Creed II” yet but hoping to see it next week and I will.
Thank you, Sly. Rocky Balboa has been an inspiration in my life over the years. These movies aren’t just boxing movies, these are films about “life” really. I’ve been a huge fan of the Rocky character ever since I was a child. I remember being a young child watching the first Rocky film and I’ve been hooked to Rocky films ever since. I grew up watching all the films and seen all 5 Rocky movies so many times. Actually, I just re-watched the first 6 Rocky films last week and I’m about to watch the first “Creed” movie sometime this week.
It’s interesting that Sly wants to retire both Rocky and Rambo. There’s one more Rambo film coming and that’s probably gonna be the last one. Might as well get those films out of the way before Sly gets too old
Rocky has been a huge part of all of our lives whether you want to admit it or not. Sly’s acting skills has always gotten mixed reviews but I always thought he was a phenomenal actor. I always saw that the man’s got acting talent. People finally saw that he’s got talent when the first “Creed” movie came out which he got Oscar nominated for. While the first “Creed” movie was his best performance in his career, I’m sure his performance in “Creed II” will be even better. Can’t wait to see the new film! I’m definitely gonna try to see it before it stops playing.
Well the “Creed II” trailer is finally here and I’m already impressed with it. Looks freakin’ awesome.
A lot of you know I’m a huge Rocky fan. Love the Rocky series and I’m loving the Creed spin-offs too. Can’t wait for this one.
I had to watch this trailer a couple of times and some of you may ask, where’s Dolph? When I first watched it, I asked myself that same question. “Why didn’t Dolph get put in the trailer when he’s in the movie?” Well, after watching the trailer a couple of times, Dolph is actually in it if you look closely. Dolph is in the trailer but very briefly.
In the trailer, there’s a short clip of Ivan’s son pushing Adonis on stage during weigh-ins and you can see Dolph on stage. That was the only time Dolph as Ivan Drago was seen in the trailer but I’m sure we’ll see more of Dolph as Ivan Drago in trailer no. 2. This is just a teaser.
It is a great trailer, though and it gave me goosebumps watching it. This is looking like to be the most realistic boxing movie ever. Can’t wait.
Some of you may say it’s kind of silly to bring Ivan Drago back but I don’t think so. I actually think it’s a great idea and makes sense for Ivan to come back. The whole point of the Creed spin-off is that Adonis wants to get revenge at Ivan Drago for killing his father in Rocky IV. Ivan is too old to fight in the ring so he has his son fight Adonis instead. Rocky’s son vs. Ivan’s son is a great idea. That’s something that Apollo and Mickey would have wanted to happen.
Can’t wait for this movie and looking forward to seeing more trailers. Technically this is gonna be the 8th Rocky film.
Sly put up this post on Instagram today, announcing for the first time ever that he’s directing and producing Creed 2. So let me get this straight… Sly wrote the movie, and he’s also starring as Rocky Balboa in it again too. Sly directing, starring and producing all in one movie. Wow. That’s a lot of work really; it’s called multitasking.
What happened to Ryan Coogler? He decided not to direct Creed 2? I bet the reason is that he’s the director of the Marvel movie Black Panther, so he is committed to that.
I find it amazing news that Sly is directing a Rocky movie again. He hasn’t directed a Rocky movie since Rocky Balboa (released in 2006).
Creed 2 is exciting ’cause Ivan Drago is coming back, and yes… Dolph Lundgren is gonna reprise that role. It’s gonna be interesting to see what the plot to Creed 2 is gonna be. Does Ivan Drago now have a son, and he’s about to fight Apollo’s son? That’s probably the direction they’re gonna go ’cause I can’t see Ivan coming out of retirement. We’ll wait and see, though.
Sly obviously loves the Rocky character, and you can tell that he loves it. They didn’t give us Rocky 7 but technically, the first Creed movie is Rocky 7, in my opinion. The Creed spinoffs are a continuation of the Rocky series.
Congrats Sly on getting another chance to direct another Rocky film. This would be the 8th Rocky film, technically.
This is how Sly writes his scripts. I guess he writes them on regular notebook paper and then he types them into a word processor on a computer. Sly didn’t write the first “Creed” movie but it looks like they’re giving him the opportunity to write the 2nd one himself. So is Ryan Coogler still going to direct the 2nd one? Probably. Coogler will direct, Sly will write.
I guess he’s really going for an Ivan Drago comeback and Dolph will probably reprise the role. Is Ivan Drago going to fight Adonis Creed in the film? We’ll have to wait and see.
Sly just posted that photo up and he seems to be teasing that Ivan Drago might appear in “Creed 2” in some way. Could Ivan Drago come out of retirement and fight Apollo’s son in “Creed 2”? Either that or Ivan Drago ends up having a son himself and his son fights Apollo’s son for the next “Creed” film.
I would think Ivan Drago would be a retired boxer himself by now but if the idea for “Creed 2” is that Ivan has a boxer son now, that would be kind of cool. It would make total sense to bring Ivan Drago back too, that way Adonis can get revenge at the guy who killed his father.
I hope Ivan comes back ’cause it would be cool to see Ivan and Rocky reunited. Question is though, would Rocky and Ivan be friends or are they enemies still? I think it’ll be cool if Dolph Lundgren reprises his role as Ivan Drago for “Creed 2”. It’ll probably end up happening.
Dolph is not that old, he’s just 59. I think the idea would be that Ivan could be his sons manager to fight against Adonis (Apollo’s son).
I really loved the first “Creed” movie a lot. I actually thought it was a very good movie and no doubt, it was Sly Stallone’s best performance in his career. I’m definitely gonna go see “Creed 2” for sure.
People thought Rocky Balboa would never return to the big screen again but he did. Sylvester Stallone reprises his Rocky role for one more time. Is this the final time that Sly is gonna play Rocky? I predict, yes. I think there’s a possibility that Rocky might get killed off in this one… maybe die of a heart attack and Rocky will have an emotional death scene in the film maybe?
Anyway, this movie looks really great! I’ll probably be in the theater for this one since I’m a big Rocky fan.
Late last night on Netflix, I finally saw the film “Fruitvale Station”. A film based on the killing of Oscar Grant which was caused by police brutality at a train station in California at the Fruitvale BART station.
The film was an interesting concept. It had an interesting idea but the casting and the writing could have been better, though. I didn’t like Michael B. Jordan as Oscar and wish they could have picked a better actor. Plus the film tried so hard to be dramatic and “sad”. As the movie got going, you immediately know that the film was gonna get “sad” at the end so the film was too predictable for the most part. Even if the film was a short 1 hr. and a half, a lot of scenes dragged on too long.
While I do think Ryan Coogler the writer/director nailed the train station scene perfectly, it could have been more dramatic and more powerful. I still didn’t feel anything during that scene.
With that being said, I did like the movie… it could have been better. It does make me want to look into the Oscar Grant story more and I just started googling him after seeing the movie. Watching the real life videos in youtube as you see below.
Netflix just made this movie streamable so if you subscribe to Netflix yourself, this movie is still worth a look. Check it out!