Talks of another true Rocky sequel have been swirling around for a while now as Sylvester Stallone has teased and trolled the fans with ideas. While 2015s Creed helped reignite the franchise one could argue that 2006s Rocky Balboa truly helped to kick off this new era for the property. The sixth installment served as a comeback for both the titular character and the series as a whole after the disappointment of 1990s Rocky V. Stallone holds a special place in his heart for Balboa and more than a decade after its release the actor is opening up about why the movie represents the toughest challenge hes ever faced.The Creed II actor was incredibly nostalgic when he took to Instagram to share a behind the scenes look at a training session for Rocky Balboa. He went all in for the movie and not just from a physical standpoint. In his post he discussed just what it took to get the sequel made in the first place.
Despite the adversity he faced while developing the production Sylvester Stallone was able to make the film he wanted. He knew the sequel would be what the viewers wanted to see from the aging boxer and today that story serves as the actors proudest moment. The Expendables alum went on to explain how the making of the 2006 flick compared to crafting the Oscar winning first movie back in the 70sHopefully he will indeed tell the rest of that story someday. While the sixth movie did plenty for the franchises legacy the Academy Award nominated star also gives it even more credit as he attributes its success to the creation of Creed.
The Creed and Rocky franchises will be tied together forever due to the work of Sylvester Stallone Ryan Coogler who conceived the idea for the former and many more. And MGM deserves credit for taking a chance on the punchy Philadelphia bred fighter. If you want to see Stallone train with former professional boxer Antonio Tarver you do so down belowWhile he wont appear in Creed III the 75 year old actor clearly still has plenty of love for his iconic character. Hes always sharing footage from classic installments or spilling BTS information like the time he almost died while shooting Rocky IV. That loves extends to fans both new and old as seen through sweet public encounters. If you want to relive every moment of the boxing franchise take a look at where Rocky Balboa and the other installments are streaming.