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Sylvester Stallone Says He Is Retiring Rocky Character Following Creed II

November 28, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Sylvester Stallone paid tribute to his iconic role of Rocky Balboa and suggested he is done with the role with Creed II completed. Stallone posted to Instagram with a video of himself giving a speech on the set of Creed II, the camption of which strongly suggests he is finished.

“I just want to thank everyone around the whole wide World for taking the Rocky family into their hearts for over 40 years,” Stallone wrote. “It’s been my Ultimate privilege to have been able to create and play this meaningful character. Though it breaks my heart, Sadly all things must pass… and end. I love you Kind and generous people , and The most wonderful thing of all , is that ROCKY will never die because he lives on in you ….”

In the video, Stallone says, “Well, this is probably my last rodeo because what I thought happened, and 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 [Michael B. Jordan] presented himself and the whole story changed. It went on to a new generation. New problems. New adventures. And I couldn’t be happier as I step back because my story has been told, there’s a whole new world that’s going to be opening up with the audience, with this generation. Now you, have to carry the mantle.”