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 think the movie should be about his son going threw a tough time and him turning to rocky(slyvestor) to be his manager and train him and at the end they should bring one of the bad guys like drago(dolph) or tommy guns and they say sorry for the past and the fight might even be with one of the bad guys son and of course if ur reading this I thank you but I have one more thing to add, tom hardy should be rocky’s son he would fit percelty into the movie and his acting is amazing.

  2. We all enjoy the fantasy movies such as Superman and Batman, so let us just enjoy the fun and fantasy of a 60 year old Rocky making a comeback and winning the big fight. Moviegoers flock to see many fantasy type movies. It is just all in the name of entertainment. Come on Slyvester Stallone, let us see ROCKY win again. I would LOVE to see ROCKY 7.

    • He could do another,providing it’s done right.Something along the lines of after finding out he could still go,he decides to fight for the title one last time.He wins the title & becomes the oldest champion ever. Then he retires for good as champ.

  3. I think that long as he got a good storyline for this sequel then it should do real well…if i was him i would take the time to come up with some mindblowing ideas!!! Sylvester Stallone is a genius so im pretty sure it’ll go well..and plus it’ll be good to see the update on rocky balboa’s life and stuff so im lookin forward to it

  4. I think theocie should be about some one messing with apollos death making fun of it and rocky gets really ticked off fights the guy but leave the ending like one of those endings that no one knows if he lived or die after the brutal beating rocky gives him

  5. i think the rocky movies are great and classics and i would love another to come out but it would be great if this one would be about his sonbecoming a boxer and carrying on the legacy

  6. It’s not about reality, MOST movies aren’t about reality. They’re all about living out dreams that you wouldn’t see in the real world. Growing up with the movies, I can honestly say I’d love a sequel.

    Maybe even making somebody else a big star of the Rocky franchise in the process as to carry on the films without Sly having to star in them. I’d hate for the series be forgotten by the youths of tomorrow, and wholeheartedly hope they find some way of carrying it on for a long time to come.

  7. If there is two things i would like to see happen in rocky 7 would be : for rocky to win the title and buy back his mansion but he should die in the ring the end! there’s your story for rocky 7.

  8. I can see a prequel Rocky that tracks Rocky in his teen years and leading up to the fight scene in Rocky I. Obviously Stallone would not play Rocky in this sort of film, but perhaps has a cameo somehow, perhaps if the young Rocky sees his older self in a montage. I agree that the Rocky character with Stallone fighting is a little long in the tooth.

  9. OMG plz stop it !! I can understand Rambo, but Rocky??! Rocky is an old fart that cant train for anything anymore, now Sly is actually in wayy better shape now then when he did the last rocky but i honestly think that he should stop. I wouldnt see it outta curiousity, I would just buy a low quality bootleg, sorry :( I wouldnt support not this franchise anymore

  10. Look, All Rocky movies were #1 on my Top movies list, they were all the best. Rocky was sick hell it was amazing! I think, in my own point of view, that making of Rocky 7 is actually POSSIBLE. But, it wont be concerning Rocky, but Rocky Jr.
    As we all know Rocky Jr. is living the normal peaceful life, with no guns or fists. What happens if he got a little mixed up into shark action? maybe got money slipped out of his hans? got no choice but to throw some punches at the ring. He could be trained, REAL trained, under of course his old man Rocky. I dunno making Rocky 7 is a HUGE risk! but if a story shot from a whole different angle was made.. it could be something amazing.

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  11. There could be loads of storylines that the stallion could use for example that Clubber Lang or even Drago had a midlife crisis and wants a rematch with the champ.

    If not he could make a movie based on Mickey’s boxing career before he even started training the stallion.

    Or someone kills paulie and rocky decides to take vengence, but mostly the flick will probly be about Rocky Jr.

  12. YO!! Hell ya, love to see the ghost of Apollo & Adrian be in it! Bring back Mr.T/ Clubber Lang & Ivan Draggo. The movie beeds a bew funny character to lighten things up. Like Glbert Godfrey as his coach! SOB!!

  13. I think he should go with many more Rocky films with some other younger actor just like the bond movies. But if Sly wants to continue himself as Rocky the film must end in a sad note like…Rocky dying or something.

    • Right!!

  14. Rocky 7 sounds like an awesome idea, as the Stallion is now older, we are seeing different points in his life, from when he was a young amateur fighter, to becoming World Champion, to dealing with guilt, to making a come back, to bonding with his son, and to battle inner demons. These were all great stories.

    To me, Rocky doesn’t always have to be about boxing, but a true fighter battling different problems in his life as well as opponents. I know we’d all like to see Rocky Jr. be the new champ, but then it wouldn’t be a Rocky movie would it? And besides we saw Rocky bond with his son in 5 and 6.

    What I’d like to see is some old opponents make a return, but as friends, maybe sort of like a “50 greatest fighters from the 90′s” event in Las Vegas or somewhere that Rocky is invited to, where he meets Drago, Clubber, and others, it would be cool to maybe include cameos from Mike Tyson, and Tommy Morrison etc. as well.

    A cool story line could be Rocky, Drago, and Clubber teaming up for something? But Rocky will need something to fight for as he always has in the past films.

    I’m sure with Sly helming the script, a Rocky 7 could be good

  15. I came here searching in google for Rocky 7. That speaks for itself. I have seen all the rocky movies. Even though I was born in 85, I still feel that I grew up with rocky.

    I will love the movie no matter how insane it is, because rocky has always taught me that nothing is impossible and when you think you cannot go another round, that is when you go for it and that makes all the difference in life, and that is what ROCKY 7 is going to be all about, going for another round, when you think you can’t…

  16. I am the great grandson of Rocky Marciano. I also have enjoyed all of the Rocky I through V and Rocky Balboa films.

    I feel Sly Stallone could make an awesome follow-up to his legendary Rocky series by portraying himself as a boxer that decides to step into the ring for one last fight where he gets knocked out permanently. Kill-off the legendary Rocky character who never saw it fit to retire.

  17. Maybe Sly will enter the world of MMA is this one.. Now that would be an under dog story. Okay Im going back to drinking now. Ya’ll have a nice night.

  18. i think stallone should make another rocky flick, with his son fighting in the ring since the last rocky movie had his son working for a up tight stuck up boss who pointed his finger in rockys sons face,,,.. i love you rocky u will always be my hero since 1976. stallone is a actor who gives his all to make a movie the all best stallone can be. yeah stallone keep on trucking brother. stay in shape and never give up. i love to meet u bro im from las vegas god bless you mister stallone.

  19. it’s possible. bring ivan drago to help and befriend his old nemesis and maybe help him train a good fighter. maybe see if clubber lang go up against ivan drago. and rocky would train drago a lot more than his russian handlers would.

  20. Please please make rocky 7. i really need this

  21. Please please make rocky 7. i really need another one, but I really need another Rambo too

  22. I think that sly should do just one more rocky would be good to tell another side of rocky that we didn’t know and how change is a big thing even for him.

  23. Rocky has always inspired me as he does to everyone who watches the movies. . . .i certainly demand rocky 7 as i always wanna get motivated with the series. .

  24. Yes eny film he makes is good i say carry on+ im 43 and still boxing training its in my blood since i was 12 .so i say keep making them

  25. I say do it, but not to show an over the hill trying to fight, but another chapter in Rocky’s life. He has the resteraunt,gets close with his son,they deal with the passing of Pauly,then maybe Rocky hangs on long enough to see to robert do well. Then the final scene is a shot of Robert standing in front of adrians grave,with Rocky burief right next to her!

  26. Yes, make a Rocky 7 and go out with a win. Story could be an update of after the fight in Rocky Balboa, getting closer with son. In the end Rocky would fight an exhibition with a trash talking Heavyweight champ who is Russian and trained by Drago. Drago still being obsessed with losing to Rocky talks Rocky to fight an exhibition with intention of hurting him for revenge.. Rocky fights, it gets ugly and Rocky wins by KO8 from inner strength, Drago finally gives up obsession and shakes Rocky’s hand out of respect. Throw in Clubber Lang humbled, Apollo ghost, all cameos. Have Rocky walk away with Clubber and Drago saying I’m done..Might sound crazy but for Rocky fans, it would be awesome.

  27. MAKE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Pleaseeeeeeee make it I would love to see it everyone would love to see it.

  28. Not much if anything has ever been mentioned of Rocky’s upbringing in Philly. I would like to see a well developed storyline that involves Rocky’s parents. Maybe Robert Jr. has a family and needs help……maybe Rocky has a medical reason to find his dad. Maybe for answers, maybe for his own grandson to survive. Maybe Rocky needs money for medical expenses or Jr. gets into trouble with money and in the end Rocky has to enter some kind of old school tournament. I was 9 years old when Rocky won the academy award. I never saw the movie until after I saw Rocky 2. My whole life has been about heart. I am grateful for Stallone and his contributions to film. Bring it.

  29. How would you find rocky 7 in stores bcuz me nmy boyfriend wuld like to see it