Stallone Making Rocky 7 After Rambo 5?

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:27 pm,

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Despite some rumblings here and there, here’s a little piece of news that I didn’t see actually becoming a reality. We already know Sylvester Stallone is well underway with his awesome looking The Expendables, and that he’s already got Rambo 5 in the pipeline. But that’s not all – apparently after that, Sly is going to give his most well known character another bout in the ring with another Rocky flick.

Stallone reportedly spoke to Tele 5 in Germany recently and since then, the quotes from that interview have made their way online and spread like wild fire (don’t they always?). The quotes are being sourced everywhere from Teen Say (special thanks to /Film for picking it up from them), where Stallone reveals his desire/intention to make Rocky 7. Here’s what he had to say:

“I know I’ll probably make a fool of myself if I make another ‘Rocky’ film after turning 60…. I also know there’s gonna be a lot of criticism. Even my wife says, ‘Don’t do it. You’re embarrassing the kids’. But I told her, ‘If I don’t try I’ll be a really unhappy man…. You have to do it. Artists like me have to go through the dark over and over again.”

“When I was 21 years old and at drama school. My teacher said to me, ‘If you ever put your head out there, thousands of people will try to cut it off, but that’s exactly what you need to do as an artist.’

“I know it’s ludicrous and everyone would laugh. I would laugh about it. But I also know that I’d be successful if I can make this a film about becoming older, not about boxing but about myself.”

I’m sure there will be much debate on whether Stallone should go ahead and make another Rocky film, and therefore I know I’m not alone on being on the side of the fence that thinks he should just leave the franchise be. I thought Rocky Balboa was suppose to be Rocky’s “one more time” film and that would be it. To me, Sly ended that franchise perfectly with Balboa, tying it up in such a way that to me, the idea of making another takes a lot of the weight out of the whole thing.

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With Rambo I can understand making another one, since there’s still a lot that can still be done with the character (I think if Stallone delivers more of the carnage he did in the latter half of Rambo last year, we’ll all be happy). But what else can he do with Rocky? It seems he’d just be retreading old water for no real reason other than milking the cash cow making it for the hell of it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure with the passion Sly has for the character, that a Rocky 7 would be be done well (if he strives for the quality of the last one). But to be honest, I’m a bit miffed as to what the point really is in making it. But that’s just me.

What are your thoughts on this: Should Stallone make Rocky 7? Or did he tie the franchise up perfectly with Rocky Balboa and he should just leave it at that?

Rocky 7 doesn’t have any official shooting or release date set yet, but presumably if it goes ahead it’d start shooting in late 2010/early 2011.

Sources: TeenSay and /Film

TAGS: Rambo 5, Rocky
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  1. I love Sly… anything he does, does it for a good reason… i’ve seen almost all of his movies and found that the person is really into making soul-oriented movies… he tries to bring his character to its best and add a grace to it which is Stallone-touch…!!

    Really this guy lives in and with his characters… he loves to play his characters and always sports it with a fresh style… if u’ve seen his movies like Cobra, Cliffhanger, and all…

    Well, as far as i, being his massive fan, is concerned, whatever he’ll deal with in his new Rambo and Rocky are again going to leave a mark…a Stallone-touch…!!:)

    So, way to go Sly… I love ya…!!

  2. According To Quint from AICN
    Stallones publicist Sheryl is saying on her blog that this from a 3 year old interview .
    Its in the comment section of her blog.

  3. In addition to this quote being from an interview from 3 years ago ,
    Shery also says that Sly realizes Rocky 6 was the perfect way to end Rockys story.

  4. Rocky 7 ? No, 6 was perfect.
    Demolition man 2 ? Hm…sounds interesting.

  5. The”Sheryl” who denies this is Sheryl main Slys publicist for the Expendables.

  6. Sheryl Main.

  7. Lord Garth,
    I like the original ending better.
    I Liked that Rocky didnt win but he was completly satisfied with the outcome.
    He didnt win the first film either,
    but he accomplished what he wanted.
    Full Circle.

  8. If I was the $20 an hour Psychic, Sly is going to for career advice I would tell him, ” Oooooohhhh
    Don’t do another Rocky movie,,, ooooooooohhh no more Rocky,,, you hear and obey!,,,

    But I would charge him $25,,, ;-)
    Cause he’s Rambo…

  9. Gary, do you have a link?


  10. vic,
    I dont have a link but Sheryl Mains blog is call ethelmaes blog,
    when I punched that keyword in it got me there pretty quick
    it is the 16th comment in the comment section to the entry called Wow .
    Hope that is helpful .

  11. I didn’t hear no bell ONE more round

  12. Well why does he have to fight i mean his kid in the story is just about his age when he started to box why cant rock take the place of micky and teach his son to box. the italion stalion rises again!!!!!

  13. to add to what i said pauly would than be his normal self but be his promoter but would led into alot i mean the russian could poss have a kid for him to settle the grudge from the father.. as you see in rocky 4….

  14. Please leave the Rocky franchise alone. It came full circle. Don’t break the cirlce.

  15. this is all b******* that everyone is sayin. having another rocky would be great sly is an outstanding writer and he will do well if he is going to go ahead with another rocky fil i am standing up to him he has something on his mind and he will do it so come on sly lets do it

  16. Stallone, read this:
    put Will Smith as your opponent in Rocky 7. That would be beast!

  17. I think we all want to see Rocky Fight Clubber Lang one last time. get Mr.T in there I think that would be one last awesome Rocky. I had heard that they thought of this in the past.

  18. For your information Rocky 6 did NOT tie the series up perfectly, it ruined it! Letting the star LOSE THE FIGHT??? WTF! Put Rocky 7 out there and then finish the series properly, with Rocky winning. Also, I’m fed up with this ‘don’t break the circle crap’ Go on break it and finish it. It won’t do any harm to the series {which was already dead by Rocky 4, in the interests of credibility} if it doesn’t do any good.

  19. Ok , first the fight in ” Rocky 6 aka Rocky Balboa ” was not about winning or losing Rocky was showing that he still had it and getting rid of the beast from within ” Hos anger within from Adrian dying , yet there is alot that he could do with Rocky still yet the best way would be to pass the legacy on to Robert , Robert has the fighting in his blood and even stated it in the movie so make Rocky 7 point in the direction of Rocky passing it over to his son and teaching him everything about fighting from the heart. his fight against Mason was to prove Mason actually had the heart to be a true fighter . but as for Rambo 5 ( no offense Sly , I love ya to death ) Yet you did bring John full circle and brought him home saying the war had finally ended . so to grudge up the old feelings again might be a little much unless he was to become a mercenary and go back in looking for more survivors because he was asked to do so and he is the best for the job . hell maybe I should write the script .

  20. Make another one should get married to lil marie rematch with tommy gunn from rocky 5

  21. i think a rocky 7 could actualy work, there are 2 possible storylines he could go with 1 rocky decides to turn trainer (again) and train his son how to box and become world HW champion beating Mason Dixon for the title (if that was the case would you then call the film “rocky jnr”). or you could have deciding fight with clubber lang and rocky both commng out of retirment to fight 1 more time as there currently 1-1 both by ko (with rocky winning obviously). i think if the films has 1 of them 2 storylines then it would be an awesome film.

  22. yes make a rocky 7 but in this one end it the way that rocky 5 was suppossed to with rocky dying and that would close the franchise up once and for all i am a fan of the rocky films and i think he should die in the end.

  23. i think that rocky,cluber lang, tommy gunn, duke, ivan drago and paulie should all get together to train rockys kid. nd get him to fight and win mason dixon. get him to be as strong as his dad used to be. this would lead to a whole new series of rocky films.

  24. A hope sly makes rocky 7

  25. A hope sly makes rocky 7 there is still things that can done with the character he could like fight one last time in legends match and he could also be killed off in the movie it would be a good ending too a fantastic career

  26. You know i am a very big fan of Rocky. i ve been watching those 6 movies over and over again becauase i think there is so much to learn. In addition they are so insperational, i started boxing after i watched Rocky, and i think that is the best thing ive done so far in my life

  27. I would love to see a new Rocky film, it could revolve around the death of Rocky? Or maybe the son might start and Rocky could train and manage him like he did to Tommy Gunn in Rocky 5

  28. I would love to see a new Rocky film, it could revolve around the death of Rocky? Or maybe the son might start fighting and Rocky could train and manage him like he did to Tommy Gunn in Rocky 5

    • Yah rocky should train his son to fight and he ends up winning the title from mason. Dixon

  29. i think it should be about rockys son growing up into being a boxer dat would be cool:)