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Stallone will make Rocky 7 after Rambo 5

Posted by LiveFor on October 25, 2009

rockyJust when you thought it was safe to enter the ring…boxing ring. Honestly, some people can be so smutty.

Sylvester Stallone is almost finished on The Expendables (cameras are currently rolling on Stallone’s scene with Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis. How cool is that!) and is then going back to Rambo V: The Savage Hunt and fighting some kind of genetic beastie.

Not to let a good film series rest (and also bringing us closer to the future vision laid out in Airplane or Hot Shots) Stallone has mentioned that he will be going back to Rocky Balboa – despite the last one supposedly being the last one!

Teensay revealed that the 63-year-old is preparing to be criticised by movie experts and loved ones when he works on his next blockbuster.

He said: “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.”

He told Tele5 Germany: “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.”

My Wife and I are big Rocky fans. I think the first one is especially good, but all have their moments (some are really bad moments) and are very enjoyable.

Rocky Balboa or Rocky 6 was a great way to bring the character back, but also gave him some closure. He came back for one last fight and did the business. That was the point of the film.

Therefore, I find it a little odd that Stallone is going to go back to the character one more time. I can’t see the character having another fight, but without that you don’t have a Rocky film.

Anyone have any ideas how another Rocky film could work? Do you think Stallone is being a bit silly doing another or should he go full steam ahead?

3 Responses to “Stallone will make Rocky 7 after Rambo 5”

  1. Marty Mulrooney said

    This worries me A LOT. Could surprise us all, or be crap… I am worried simply because Rocky 6 was such a fitting end.

  2. anotherzen said

    i bet Burgess Meredith’s character (coach) in Rocky had a great story behind him.
    Seeing Rocky becoming a character like that would be nice, Rocky becoming the old coach
    and dealing with his and the other fighters problems.

  3. pjowens75 said

    Sad, but depending on how The Expendables goes over, Rocky & Rambo may be the only way Stallone can make any money. And I’d much rather see him grow into trainer/coach in Rocky than going the macho route with Rambo.

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