Sylvester Stallone’s beloved character Rocky Balboa from the “Rocky” film franchise will not be in the latest spin-off of “Creed.”
The 74-year-old actor will not appear in the next installment “Creed III,” his representative confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.
Stallone starred in six “Rocky” movies as a boxing champion and again in two “Creeds” as a mentor / trainer for Michael B. Jordan’s Adonis “Donnie” Johnson’s Creed – son of a former rival / friend. Of Balboa Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers)
“Creed III” is slated to begin filming this year and is expected to be released on November 23, 2022. Jordan, 34, will also be making director director and executive producer.
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Jordan previously told THR, “Directing has always been a resolution. But the timing had to be right … Creed III was that moment – a period in my life where I was more sure of who I was. My own story grew personally, grew professionally, and learned from great greats like Ryan Coogler, the latest Denzel Washington and other top directors I respect, all of which set the schedule for this moment. ”
“This franchise, and especially the Creed III theme, is personal to me,” added the “Black Panther” star. Is a director and a person named “
SYLVESTER STALLONE has ‘zero ownership’ of the ‘Rocky’ franchise.
In addition to Jordan, Tessa Thompson and Phylicia Rashad will also be returning for roles.
“Rocky” debuted in 1976 and grossed more than $ 225 million at the worldwide box office, making Stallone famous.
He wrote the screenplay and was nominated for 10 Oscars and won three Oscars, including best film.
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Stallone was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for “Creed” in 2019. That year he also received a Critic’s Choice Award and a Golden Globe in the same category.