Sylvester Stallone confirms Rocky has cancer in upcoming Creed film


In a recent interview by Contact Reporter Josh Rottenberg, he confirms that Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky, who is reprising his role in the upcoming spin-off sequel Creed, has cancer.

“On Nov. 25, audiences will get one more chance to see Stallone reprise the role that launched him to sudden worldwide fame four decades ago. In “Creed,” a spinoff of the “Rocky” franchise directed by Ryan Coogler (“Fruitvale Station”), the aging Balboa reluctantly agrees to train an up-and-coming fighter named Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan), the son of his former rival Apollo Creed. This time, Rocky doesn’t personally get in the ring; instead, his biggest fight is with his own mortality as he faces a battle with cancer.”

Given how iconic Sylvester Stallone’s character really is, this would be a huge shock to fans of the franchise to say the very least. The article goes on and states that in his trials and tribulations as an actor, writer, and director, Stallone tells Rottenberg that he is very proud of the Rocky franchise.

“Rocky is the one thing I’ve done right. I’d say my life is about 96% failures, but if you just get that 4% right, that’s all you need.”

Here is a behind-the-scenes look at “Creed,” and in the featurette it suggests “Rocky” is terminally ill:

What do you guys think about this new report of Rocky potentially dying? Let us know in the comments below!


Via LA Times

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