The Actor Gives A Full Speech In An Instagram Video
It seems Sylvester Stallone is hanging up his fedora hats and boxing gloves for good by not reprising his roll as Rocky in future Creed movies.
After playing the role of Rocky in eight movies over the last 40 years, Stallone announced that his days as the character are coming to an end in an Instagram video. He referred to Creed II as his “last rodeo” in the clip.
“I thought Rocky was over in 2006, and I was very happy with that,” the 72-year-old said. Then he gestured off-camera to his Creed co-star Michael B. Jordan. “All of the sudden this young man presented himself, and the whole story changed. It went on to a new generation — new problems, new adventures and I couldn’t be happier because as I step back, as my story has been told, there’s a whole new world that’s going to be opening up for the audience, for this generation.”
Stallone then pulled Jordan into frame, dapped him up, and raised his hand to celebrate the new successful era in Rocky history. “Now you have to carry the mantel,” Stallone said.
You can check out the inspirational clip below.
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I am reposting this because there was a technical difficulty. I just want to thank everyone around the whole wide World for taking the Rocky family into their hearts for over 40 years. It’s been my Ultimate privilege to have been able to create and play this meaningful character. Though it breaks my heart, Sadly all things must pass… and end. I love you Kind and generous people , and The most wonderful thing of all , is that ROCKY will never die because he lives on in you ….
Until the next Creed flick!