Will Creed 3 Proceed Without Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Balboa?

Sylvester Stallone seemingly confirms that he won't be part of Creed 3, but gives hope for a return to the Rocky franchise.
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In a recent Instagram Q&A, Sylvester Stallone seemingly confirmed that his infamous character, Rocky Balboa, won’t be part of Creed 3. At the same time, he implied that Creed 2 might not be his last appearance in the franchise.

The Rocky franchise is as legendary as its protagonist: Rocky Balboa. Sylvester Stallone has appeared as the protagonist in 6 Rocky movies and as the deuteragonist in two movies of the Rocky spin-off franchise, Creed. Stallone even earned an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor in 2016, although he lost to Mark Rylance.


Creed 2 ended with Rocky traveling to Vancouver in order to make peace with his son and meet his grandson for the first time, which would be a fitting end to his story. But is it the end?

Creed 3 Without Stallone?

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The successful Creed franchise, is going to get a third movie, which is currently being written by Zach Baylin (King Richard). But it seemingly won’t include Stallone’s character. On Instagram, Stallone referred to the latest entry being a conclusion to his character arc by saying:

“Well, I believe in the film, that’s possible, yes. But I never say no to [to a Rocky sequel], because I have a couple of ideas.”

Stallone recently¬†pitched the idea of another Rocky sequel, one that does not involve Michael B. Jordan’s Adonis Creed, and¬†would instead introduce another young protagonist in a relevant southern border narrative.

What do you guys think? Would you like to see another Rocky movie? Do you think Stallone will change his mind in regards to Creed 3? Let’s discuss everything in the comments down below.


Finn Schlote

Finn Schlote

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