Rocky It really is the ultimate underdog story. The low-budget sports drama starring an unknown actor became a cultural icon, won an Academy Award for Best Picture, inspired five sequels and an equally successful spin-off trilogy, received Broadway musicals, and Amazon Studios. What was your key role in its acquisition of MGM? Sylvester Stallone‘s Rocky has remained an inspirational figure for nearly 50 years, even as the franchise endured harsher reviews. I have Rocky The universe that was not displayed on the screen.
how to continue the story of RockyThis was an interesting question as the original classic is one of the most perfect endings in cinematic history.?of Rocky The franchise has certainly gone in some interesting places: Rocky has now settled with rival Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), fought both Mr. T and Hulk Hoganturned the tide of the Cold War, raised a son, sang on the Broadway stage, and trained new inspirational heroes for the next generation in Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan).strong reviews of Creed III show interest in Rocky The franchise hasn’t faltered, and the formula still works after all these years.
It’s unclear where the series will go next, as Stallone himself has publicly complained about not owning the rights to the original characters he created. We’ve seen many sequels, spin-offs, and continuations in development.
Rocky and Karate Kid crossover
we had Alien vs. Predator, Freddy vs. Jason, and batman vs supermanSo, why not watch two legendary sports icons face off against each other? Ralph Macchio was clarified before the development of karate kid spin-off series cobra kai, he had been approached about a potential crossover film with an Italian stallion. Macchio vowed never to repeat his most iconic role. The Karate Kid: Part IIIbut it received a lot of pitch on how to continue the series where Johnny fathers a young fighter.
One proposal suggested bringing the director back John G. Avilsen Director of both originals Rocky and karate kid A trilogy, directing a film in which Johnny and Rocky learn they are descended from the same Italian family. It was never revealed: Macchio inherited the idea, which thankfully led to the development of both. cobra kai and Creed.
Rocky prequel series
While Stallone himself doesn’t seem to be reprising the role of Rocky, he did plan to cast the young star in a prequel series set before the events of the original film. revealed that it had begun working on a 10-episode series that would see Rocky grow into “the most transformative generation in modern history” in the 1960s. He expected the series to include pivotal historical events such as Apollo 11. The moon landing, the rise of the feminist movement, the civil rights movement, the Cold War, and what he called the “Vietnam disaster.” “Now I see this young man struggling like all young people trying to find their place,” he said.
Conflicts between Stallone and the producers of the film series complicated the development of the series, but Irwin Winkler, Rocky The franchise has been identified as a key piece of MGM’s intellectual property that will be expanded after its acquisition by Amazon Studios. Stallone revealed in 2022 that the series was currently in development again due to renewed interest from producers who had previously taken over the project.
Another victim of Stallone and Winkler’s disagreement was an idea he proposed. Rocky VIIIn an emotional social media post, Stallone revealed a series of handwritten notes about storylines, scenes and dialogue passages from the project that will see him return to the big screen. Rocky VII Featuring Rocky mourning the death of his wife Adrian (Talia Shire) and is interested in training a 27-year-old protégé named Chucho the Mutt.
Stallone also revealed that he chose to part ways with the creative team of Creed III “I wish them well, but I’m more of a sentimentalist,” he said. ”
In November 2021, Dolph Lundgren Its development started with a spin-off project about him. Rocky IV The character Ivan Drago returned to the series in . Creed II As his son Viktor’s trainer (Florian Munteanu).of Drago the movie was to be written by a screenwriter Robert Lawtonhad previously touted MGM with a biopic about the original production Rocky A film they ultimately decided not to pursue. Drago It was intended to explore Ivan’s backstory in the Soviet Union.
Stallone had criticized Rundgren for accepting the role in the spinoff “behind the scenes”, even though he saved most of his criticism of Winkler. Rundgren replied that there was “no script approved, no contract, no director” and “I was under the impression that my friend Sly Stallone was involved both as a producer and as an actor.” Rundgren said he plans to discuss the project with Stallone as it moves forward.
Creed IV and spinoffs
In anticipation of spreading positive word of mouth Creed IIIMichael B. Jordan has revealed that he may be starring in and directing the fourth film in the series. Creed-verse” and spin-off projects. Although he did not name individual characters, Creed IIIDame Anderson ofJonathan Majors) seems like an obvious candidate. Majors has been named as a standout character in early reaction and it’s going to be an exciting year. Creed III, Ant-Man & Wasp: Quantumanias and Sundance hits magazine dreams.