Michael B Jordan, protagonist and director of Creed 3, confirmed that Sylvester Stallone in his role of Rocky Balboa, it will no longer be in frame.
Everyone expected that Balboa will return as coach of the son of Adonis creed, the son of Apollo, but this will no longer happen.
“I think that Sly (Stallone) made it clear that he is not coming back for this (film) ”, he explained Jordan in statements to IGN. “But, you know, her essence and her spirit… there will always be a little bit of Rocky within Adonis“.
Michel made it clear that with this third episode they seek to see the future and leave the past, alluding to what it represents Rocky in these movies.
“This is a franchise of Believe and we really want to build this story and this world to move around it (Adonis) ”, He explained Jordan. “There is always respect and a lot of love for what has been built in the past, but we really want to promote and guide Adonis forward with the family that he has formed. So I hope you love what I’m thinking, and what we’re cooking. I think it will be something special. “
Stallone had already made a decision not to be in Creed 3
When the arrival of the third part of Believe, a fan commented on one of Stallone’s recent Instagram posts, asking if Creed 3 would happen. The actor confirmed that the movie would exist, but that it would happen without him.
“It will be done, but I will not participate,” he wrote. Sly in response to comment.
Subsequently, the representative of Stallone confirmed to publication Hollywood Reporter that the actor who plays Rocky Balboa will no longer be in Creed 3.
It should be remembered that the first film of Believe, released in 2015, was directed by Ryan coogler, where Sylvester won a Oscar as a supporting actor. For its part, Creed ii It was directed by Steven Caple Jr.