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

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  1. I really support Stallone in making another Rocky movie, and as he stated it won’t be about boxing but I’m sure a lot of people will agree with me when I say it will be nice to see another Rocky movie, the only thing that concerns me is if the films is not going to focus on boxing, will it wreck like Rocky V did? Well I remain skeptical as anyone else but I will say that I’m looking forward to see what Stallone had to put out there, and cheers for remembering about a quote his own teacher told him when he was 21, I can only imagine how much making this film means to Stallone, but in a way, I feel that all this harsh criticism will only make this film all the better. And we’ll all get to see what Sly has left to put out there.

    • im all for another rocky movie rocky 7 i hope they make that movie real soon for everyone to watch

  2. Yes , he should make Rocky VII.

  3. I think he can do whatever the heck he want to with the films. I wouldn’t mind at all to see another rocky film. By all means keep em coming. A Rocky getting older. I think he could build on alot. Why not…

  4. I’m a fan of Rocky/ Stallone films.. yes, Rocky Balboa was a good tie ends up film, but I will watch Rocky movies till he dies… You can start a spin off from some other characters, turn MMA fighters. Where does Rocky truly end up, in mental ward, or back at home , visited by Mick, getting him ready for death, tons of stuff can happen for or to Rocky.. so bring it on!!! Fast and the Furious is doing well, and it started as

  5. Rocky 7 ,rocky is 85 years old and in a nursing home and he will fight the male nurse who refuses to give him jello,he will win and get to eat the jello.

  6. ENOUGH! !!!!!
    Sly, bruce, harrison need to stop, its getting funny’r
    And funny’r isn’t it.

  7. There are many reasons to continue with the Rocky saga
    Just because Stallone is over 60 dont mean its dead and buried

  8. Instead of rocky actually fighting he should take on the role of Mickey and train his son who has been boxing and now has the same chance as rocky did and to tie it all together against Apollo’s son that would be awesome.

  9. Hey any body close to Syly pls pls pls …….. suggest him to make rocky 7 , not for him but for the people.People around the world dying to watch this movie.

    In the warriors code
    There’s no surrender
    Though his body says,”Stop”
    His spirit cries, “Never”

  10. Rocky 7 would be the the most exciting moving to look forward to seeing. Rocky is getting older and the story needs to be told. As a matter of fact, the story of Rocky Balboa needs to be told for the rest of Sly’s life. Maybe take things on a world level. There is a fascinating story to be told.

  11. So Rocky’s son becomes disgruntled with his career while in the meantime falling into financial trouble with some bad folks. Feeling that he is backed into a corner, he finds that his only recourse is to become a fighter. So Rocky and Derrick join forces again to train him and after making it through the ranks, his son gets a title shot.

  12. But Rocky’s son grew up much of his life with money. His son would not be that “tough.”

  13. Hi I think there should be a Rocky 7 and It should be about the Russian who is back for revenge (Dolph Lungren) and is beating up all the great boxers, killing them and its up for Rocky. The movie should be called Rocky ‘Last Stand’. I hope to see the movie really soon.

    • I think that on the next Rocky that his son becomes a boxer and is coached by his dad Rocky ends up fighting Dolph Lungren the big russian who is after payback of Rocky. They end up fighting and Rocky’s son gets knocked out and is taken to hospital and says to Rocky “WIN”. Do it for Mum.

  14. Here is how it should go…And this movie needs a great soundtrack to go with it…Rocky is getting older but still in fantastic shape mentally and physically. The kind of shape that inspires people. He still goes to boxing gyms and trains and remains in great shape and still has it… He has received several awards and honors over the last few years for the great fight he fought in Vegas 2006 and is still asked to and takes part in the boxing events (input, news, ringside). One day on the street Rocky gets taunted by a top ranked fighter and eventually things get out of hand and he attacks Rocky and this forces him into self-defense-mode from the top ranked fighter and Rocky actually gets the better of him. This is all recorded on someones cell phone and eventually this winds up on tv and online. Rocky must respond to the public desire to see him fight again. Rocky was forced unexpectedly to defend himself against a mentally unstable/jealous top ranked fighter and this causes him to actually get this better of the other (thought to be unbeatable) current baddest man on the planet. The public outcry for a fight is real now that Balboa was forced into self defense, backed into a corner and won. The public all saw Balboa on video…Similar to what we all did not see in Rocky 3 when police held back Rocky from Mr T on the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps in Philadelphia.

  15. i would love to see rocky 7! i thought rocky wasn’ts to do a remach with mason dixon! Rocky Is Two Old So His Son Fights Mason! Rocky Trains Him And
    His Kid Wins!

    • I think Rocky Balboa made a great ending to an epic character. Sly is a great writer when he puts im the time to do so. If he wants to talk about a man coming to terms with his age make it about a new character either an aging cop or actor or private detective. His performance in Copland showed he has acting chops.I think he should go a little outside the action hero box. I think its time. Not that I dont like Rambo or Barney but if he really wants to write somthing that means somthing he needs a new muse

  16. Yeah, I too thought “Rocky Balboa” was a nice ending, and wrapped things up in a pretty little package. To make a Part 7 is totally overkill and have no idea where Stallone would go with the story… A Rocky movie that isn’t about boxing? Yeah, that ALMOST sounds exciting. I’ve always loved the Rocky films but think Rocky 7 is a bad idea.. Leave the franchise be.

  17. I love the idea I absolutely love all the Rocky movies with IV being my favorite, I say go for it Stallone !!

  18. I’m a BIG Rocky fan and have been since a small boy. I would love to see another Rocky movie but with that said would love to see or learn more about Rocky`s childhood in this new movie. Bring on the next Rocky!!!

  19. I’m a BIG Rocky fan and have been since a small boy. I would love to see another Rocky movie but with that said would love to see or learn more about Rocky`s childhood in this new movie. Bring on the next Rocky

  20. I’m a big Rocky fan and have been since a small boy. I would love to see another Rocky movie but with that said would love to see or learn more about Rockys childhood in this new movie. Bring on the next Rocky

  21. I think if another Rocky movie came out I would go see it. Because Stallone always manages to pull out a good story. Its not really for us, its for him.

  22. Come on people! Rocky should be dead. If they make another movie it should be about Balboa being spoon fed because his brain has been knocked around in the LAST SIX Rocky’s! Let it go — this is just getting beyond ridiculous now.

    • Rocky 2 was ridiculous. People saw this coming when 2 came out. Carole Burnett did a skit of Rocky using a walker and Adrian asking if he was going to tangle with that Creed again. Airplane 2 has a poster of Rocky 10 or something like that with some wrinkly old man holding up the champion belt. He should have let it go at Rocky and maybe made a new movie about boxing with new characters.

  23. The last post was so creative.

  24. I think he should! I think it will be a great start off of a new boxer being trained by a legend. Think about it… Rocky training a new Rocky lol. Stallone do it!!!

  25. The damage was done when he made Rocky 2. Rocky Boaboa was cut above the other sequels, but Rocky is still to me the only true Rocky film. I get a kick out of the sequels, but none were special like Rocky. So another sequel won’t matter.

  26. The guy above is way too old school stuck in the 70s. Rocky kept up with the times. All the Rocky movies were good in their own way. Rocky 4 was great. Sly is a real talent and can make another great Rocky movie.

  27. I’d like a rocky film him being the manager training Apollo creeds son.Now that may work for a trilogy no doubt.

  28. Rockbo: Rocky/Rambo green screen buddy road trip movie

  29. Another movie of Rocky would be great to all the fans! i´ve Heard somewhere, that the story will be based on the son of apollo creed!!! i don´t know if it is true, but what i do know, is that if is true, it would be awesome to watch another masterpiece of the great sly, one of the idols and icons of the big screen!!!! i´m looking forward to it!!!