Sylvester Stallone Reacts To Creed III's Story

Sylvester Stallone Reacts To Creed III's Story ...

After being delayed as much as everything else, the next entry in the Creed film franchise will take its biggest step away from the Rocky franchise from which it was created, and Stallone knows what will be in the film, and it sounds like the lack of Rocky might be just the beginning of this films attempt to derail its own path.

Sylvester Stallone reveals that Creed III would not be a new feature in the boxing game. Instead, the script for the next film is really interesting.

It takes it in another direction. I wish them well and keep punching!

We do not anticipate Creed III to be a boxing sequel. We know that Jonathan Majors has been cast as the antagonist of the films. One expects the conflict to be resolved in a boxing ring. We certainly aren''t looking forward to seeing the final battle go the Rocky V route and take place in an alley.

Creed must take steps to separate himself from the Rocky franchise and seek to succeed in a more than just a spinoff. Adonis Creed isnt Rocky Balboa. His history and motivations are quite different, therefore we should follow them along the same path.

Creed III would be a little different because it marks Michael B. Jordan''s retirement as a director. It''s certain that he''ll do things differently than it has been previously. But Stallones'' statements suggest that the script itself is something different than weve ever imagined.

For those who love the Rocky franchise, and who enjoyed Creed because of the way it really was a continuation of that story, this may be the best news. However, the possibility that things will change enough that long-time fans may be turned off is certainly a possibility. At the same time, the franchise may try to review and take a fresh look at things, and something different from what weve seen isn''t a bad thing by itself.

While it remains unclear if Rocky is forever from the franchise, Stallones remarks have made it feel like he''s ready to say goodbye to the character he has played for almost his entire career. Now is the time to take Creed in a different direction. When Creed III arrives early next year, please look up the details.