Stallone is Going to Make Rocky 7 After Finishing Rambo 5
Damn you Sly Stallone! There's a story making its way around the web right now that features a few new quotes from Sylvester Stallone that say that he just announced that he'll be going back to playing Rocky Balboa yet again in Rocky 7. Apparently Stallone was talking with Tele 5 in Germany and the quotes ended up online at places like TeenSay.co.uk (via SlashFilm). We already know that Sly is now finishing up The Expendables, due for release next August, and got a greenlight from Nu Image to make Rambo 5 next year. If all this is to be believed, then he'll follow that up yet with Rocky 7, presumably in late 2010 or early 2011.
"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.'"
"You have to do it. Artists like me have to go through the dark over and over again."
Sounds admirable, especially for someone as accomplished (and still pretty badass) as Sylvester Stallone. I actually really enjoyed Rocky VI, or just Rocky Balboa as it was titled. It was actually a damn good film and I think he did a great job bringing back the legendary boxer for one more fight. But that's the thing, it was supposed to be only one more time. It even ends basically saying "this is it," he got his chance to fight again, and now it's time for him to retire, he's just too old. But you know what, even if that's the case, just like Sly, I want to see another one. As long as he's writing, directing, and starring, I'll watch new Rocky films forever.