Creed II ended with a scene that I discovered very perplexing. After the title character received the climactic struggle, he referred to as over his coach Rocky Balboa to have a good time. Rocky gave him a fist bump, however didn’t get within the ring. “It’s your time,” Balboa advised Creed.
And then, as a tragic model of the Rocky theme music performed, Rocky took his seat at ringside and adjusted his trademark hat.
It felt like a very good bye to Rocky — however how may you make extra Creed films with out Rocky Balboa? Apparently, you possibly can, as Creed III is coming to theaters subsequent spring with out Rocky or Sylvester Stallone. When I spoke to Creed II’s director, Steven Caple Jr., on the time of the movie’s launch I requested about whether or not the film was meant as a farewell to Rocky, he urged that the 2 characters could cut up into separate franchises: A Creed sequence and a Rocky sequence.
In an new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Stallone primarily confirms that concept, when he says that whereas he’s not in Creed III, the studio that holds the rights to the idea “wanted another Rocky” from him. But, at least thus far, he hasn’t agreed to do it due to his ongoing frustration with the truth that whereas he created the Rocky character, wrote almost all his films, and starred in them as nicely, he doesn’t personal the rights to his signature creation. (The franchise’s longtime producers personal the fabric.)
Of a possible seventh Rocky film, Stallone stated “I was willing to do it. But I said, ‘After 45 years, can we change the playing field a little bit? Level it out? Can’t I get a piece of what I created all these years ago?’”
Stallone claims he didn’t even need a piece of the earlier movies, simply this new one which was up for dialogue. “I don’t want anyone to control it,” he stated. “If I write it and the studio agrees to do it, it’s done.”
Clearly, the matter wasn’t resolved, as a result of thus far the brand new Rocky isn’t occurring. And on condition that on this identical interview Stallone says any form of a settlement over the Rocky rights is “never gonna happen,” we actually may need seen the final of the Italian Stallion onscreen within the ultimate moments of Creed II. Creed III remains to be scheduled to open in theaters on March 3, 2023.
The Worst Movie Titles in History
Some of those movies have been good, others have been unhealthy. But all of them have one factor in widespread. They have completely horrible titles.