If you can’t watch the video for some reason, here’s what Stallone says:
“This is probably my last rodeo because what I thought happened, it has happened, I never expected. I thought Rocky was over in 2006, and I was very happy with that. Then all of a sudden this young man presented himself, and the whole story changed. It went on to a new generation, new problems, new adventures. And I couldn’t be happier because as I step back, as my story has been told, there’s a whole new world that’s gonna be opening up for the audience, for this generation. Thank you very much, Stephen. And definitely you, Michael, for making that possible. Now you have to carry the mantle.”
So, there’s a good chance that we will see a Creed III, but Rocky won’t be included in the story. I imagine that the next time we hear Rocky’s name in a Creed film it will come with the news that he has passed away.
What do you think about Sylvester Stallone retiring from the role of Rocky? I’m feeling a little bitter sweet about it. But, I’m happy if he’s happy.