Sylvester Stallone Working on Rocky TV Series and New Movie

Sylvester Stallone working on Rocky TV series and new movie

Sylvester Stallone is digging deep into the world of Rocky with two new projects. The actor revealed the news while speaking to Variety (H/T to ScreenCrush).

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Stallone is interested in making a TV series that would serve as a prequel to the Rocky films. His second idea is for a new movie that would be set in the present, continuing Rocky’s story following 2018’s Creed II.

Stallone’s premise for the film is described as follows: “Rocky meets a young, angry person who got stuck in this country when he comes to see his sister. He takes him into his life, and unbelievable adventures begin, and they wind up south of the border. It’s very, very timely.” 

It remains to be seen, should this sequel be made, how it will effect the ongoing Creed movies as well. The two films starring Michael B. Jordan as the son of Carl Weathers’ Apollo Creed have made a combined $387.7 million worldwide, a decent haul for mid-budget November programming. Creed II director Steven Caple Jr. said as much in an earlier interview with Screen Crush, noting that they intended for that film to denote that the “Rocky” and “Creed” franchises, intrinsically tied as they are, were separate.

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