‘UPDATE:’ Sylvester Stallone Not Making ‘Rocky 7’

It seems the interview was misconstrued and the actor was talking about ‘Rocky Balboa’.

Sylvester Stallone to Make Rocky 7?
Sylvester Stallone to Make Rocky 7?
According to Teen Say, Sylvester Stallone is planning on getting back in the ring with Rocky 7 once he finishes making Rambo V: A Savage Hunt.

The actor had this to say about the prospects of another Rocky film:

"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.'

Despite all this, Stallone seems to have a lighthearted mindset about Rocky 7:

"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."

UPDATE: 10/26/09 3:30 PM PSTCHUD is now reporting that the Stallone's responses were actually referring to Rocky Balboa and not a new film.

Thanks to some European Chewers on our message board, we have learned that the translations making the web right now are wrong. It seems as though in the interview Stallone is talking in the past tense about Rocky Balboa and not a Rocky 7. Don't trust Babelfish for your translations, I guess.

Sources: Teen Say, CHUD

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Comments (34)

  1. Zane Hutchens

    A rocky VII wouldnt be bad there is still paulie out there and rockys son what about them??? the saga about rocky can be continued for many more years

    3 years agoby @Zane-HutchensFlag

  2. Alex Lawrence

    i love rocky and his films. the idea about him being a manager or coach could work but it wouldnt have the same lure like the actual rocky fights did. if rocky isnt the one fightin it still wont be the same. i would still love to see another one though no matter the choice

    3 years agoby @Alex-LawrenceFlag

  3. Balaji Mariappan

    v need u man ....u sh*t i luv u my god damm come my sweet heart jst do it ......if u cant jst coach me ivl do it........plz dear jst do it urself.......plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    4 years agoby @balaji-mariappanFlag

  4. Remy72883

    im all for it, but if this is true we wont see it sucks

    5 years agoby @remy72883Flag

  5. silent_reactor99_sx

    I say do it stallone, with the exception of the fifth rocky, they have been entertaining, so a seventh would be cool.

    5 years agoby @silent-reactor99-sxFlag

  6. slysnide

    He's got a point though. #6 brought the character back and rounded off the story after a 16yr hiatus from the series, and a 7th would not only just be a sequel to the comeback (#6), but it'd be more mockable as Stallone said as he's now 63yrs old, and the way "The Expendables" is looking, I bet he'll be near the end of his run after that seeing as the movie looks like a montage of the biggest names in action.

    5 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  7. knobie09

    MAN!!! don't freak us out like that!!! shoot!!!!

    5 years agoby @knobie09Flag

  8. Remy72883

    bums me out i was looking forward to his creativeness again. how he keeps growing and in some ways reinventing a character. oh well

    5 years agoby @remy72883Flag

  9. brew1701

    Ok well it was a good discussion anyway, and Movieweb is just doing their job and posting news, just like all the other movies sites did.

    5 years agoby @brew1701Flag

  10. Yahzee

    This just confirms that Movieweb will post ANYTHING.

    5 years agoby @yahzeeFlag

  11. AnnoyingFilmCritic

    LOL, hey SupermanEmpiredude, I already knew about Rocky trying to train the Tommy boxer, ease up on your frothy assumptions.

    Like I said below, the natural progression for Rocky's character is to be in a coaching/mentoring capacity for a rising contender. Just because other elements of Rocky5 didn't jell, doesn't mean that new screenwriting, direction & casting couldn't pull off the coaching angle, say, in a dramatic tone similiar to Million Dollar Baby for example. Just to be clear for the literal-minded, I'm not saying have him train a woman, I'm saying the dramatic Tone of that movie could work quite well for Rocky7...the new contender would need a shared background so that he & Rocky could relate, but, in addition the new boxer would have his own issues to work through...together, they could portray the mirror & contrast character models well...all underscoring the believe in yourself motif that runs through all of the Rocky movies.

    5 years agoby @annoyingfilmcriticFlag

  12. Dethklokx7

    While I think he should have quit while on top, he could turn the Rocky films around...but rambo 5? no

    5 years agoby @dethklokx7Flag

  13. GK

    Son of a bitch. That basterd is getting too old. Enough already!

    5 years agoby @indianajonesFlag

  14. Gandoff

    I have heard that Rambo 5 was going into a Alien area. That Alien tech was used to make a super soldier, and he goes rambo 1,lol. And so they bring rambo in to help stop him. Sounds stupid. I hope for more a realistic approach myself. Say a terrist occuaption of a small town, in which he is in. Now that sounds good.

    5 years agoby @gandoffFlag

  15. brew1701

    I think the manager thing is what he is going for, it would seem that way anyway, but @ least he is admitting that he would look lik a fool, lol,well we shall see what happens, lets worry about Rambo 5 first

    5 years agoby @brew1701Flag

  16. cnote

    Are you F*cking kidding me!!!!

    5 years agoby @cnoteFlag

  17. Gandoff

    But a Manager Rocky is the only place this character can go from here and be good if they do it right this time. He held his own aginst the heavey weight champ in Balboa, being over weight and aged. Now he could open a Boxing Gym, and train and manage a new character for a spin off.. thats about all that you can do.

    5 years agoby @gandoffFlag

  18. Gandoff

    As it has been said, Sly did the manager role in Rocky 5, to a horrirific stance. When Balboa came out, everyone said no, Rocky was done, so why? Well I can see him doing another Manager type Rocky this time but it would, and should lead to a spin off character. The next Rocky character, say a extention of Rocky. What could have been if they didnt "F" up 5. You could have a sports show on tv in the movie, like The Best Damn Sports Show used to be like with Hulk, Mr T, and Drago,, doing stuff about Rocky being a Manager to a huge star. lol

    5 years agoby @gandoffFlag

  19. SupermanEmpire

    Todd 89 is right,

    The Demolition Man sequel is long overdue, Snipes gotta eat!

    5 years agoby @supermanempireFlag

  20. SupermanEmpire

    LOL, hey AnnoyingFilmdude....the storyline you just described was Rocky 5 "Maybe his character is finally a coach to a rising hopeful, that would seem like the natural progression"...or did you somehow miss that annoying piece of sh*t film that featured characters like Tommy Gun...I'll take a quote from this classic piece of cinema "beat that bum dad, HE TOOK MY ROOM" HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Stallone, if you do this every shread of dignity you have left, every ounce of fandom for this series will dissapear never to be seen again. You took some sting of from part 5 when you gave us the 6th and final installment and did the ending the proper justice...I'll take a quote from Rocky 2, "Let it go champ, let it go" heed your own words Sly, don't f*cken touch the Rocky character again.

    5 years agoby @supermanempireFlag

  21. AnnoyingFilmCritic

    Like he said, if this film is really about himself at this later point, being character driven, then a good story could carry Rocky7. Maybe his character is finally a coach to a rising hopeful, that would seem like the natural progression.

    5 years agoby @annoyingfilmcriticFlag

  22. ChuChi

    come on!!!!noo... last one was perfect ended.. dont mess it up pls

    5 years agoby @josedrosaFlag

  23. Err


    5 years agoby @err2005Flag

  24. Yahzee

    Can't be true. Rocky Balboa ended everything so well. The story arc, at least the way I see it it's finished, pushing it would be stupid.

    5 years agoby @yahzeeFlag

  25. WongFu

    After the 5th film, I lost interest. Do something else for crying out loud, revisit Demolition Man or anything else. Just don't go back and revisit Rocky or Rambo just leave on a high note.

    Next thing we know Lou would be returning as the Incredible Hulk.

    5 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  26. ed_wood

    Yes Stallone is awesome but I'd rather he kept making Rambo movies than another Rocky. Rocky Balboa ended the series on a high note, lets leave it that way.

    5 years agoby @ed-woodFlag

  27. Buriblazing

    Stallone is freaking awesome!

    5 years agoby @buriblazingFlag

  28. Messenger

    I admire him for wanting to do this. Though I don't think it is needed but I love how he will do something that makes him happy even though he knows he might be bashed for it. Go Stallone!

    5 years agoby @messengerFlag

  29. Marcus-07

    NO. But I don't think he won't do it either. I hope not.Rockey is finished story and in Rocky 6 we saw old boxer already. "No need for the silly games..."

    5 years agoby @marcus-07Flag

  30. supermanvenom

    Its gonna be good. Just like the last one. I say do it.

    5 years agoby @supermanvenomFlag

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