In a video posted this morning, one that was shot back during filming on the last day of “Creed II,” actor Sylvester Stallone has revealed that he’s hanging up his gloves with “Creed II” to serve as his final time as Rocky Balboa.
In the video he speaks with some of the cast and crew of that film, saying how much it meant to him that the character he created was able to come back for two more times after he thought it was done:
“Well, this is probably my last rodeo because what I thought happened, and has happened, I never expected. I thought Rocky was over in 2006 [Rocky Balboa]. And I was very happy with that. Then all of a 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 as I step back because my story has been told, there’s a whole new world that’s going to be opening up with the audience, with this generation. Now you [pointing to Michael B. Jordan], have to carry the mantle.”
Along with the video, Stallone added a thank you to the fans for sticking by his character for over forty years now and adds: “Sadly all things must pass…and end. Keep punching, I love you kind and generous people, and Rocky loves you, too.”
Stallone’s final outing in the role can be seen in “Creed II” currently out in cinemas. Stallone is currently filming “Rambo: Last Blood” which is expected to be his final outing in his other most iconic role John Rambo.
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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. Keep punching, I love you Kind and generous people , and Rocky loves you too. #mgm #creed2