Micheal B Jordan’s Creed 3 has become the most successful movie in the franchise. It has received immense critical acclaim not only for his acting but also for it being his directorial debut. It is the third movie in the Creed series, but is part of a more extensive franchise, Rocky. While the franchise is still going strong, with rumors of a spinoff centered on Ivan Drago, one of the key actors seems to have been left in the dust by the creators.
Sylvester Stallone starred as the titular character in the first movie of this franchise, Rocky. He is one of the biggest reasons for where this movie series is now, but somehow he has become a stranger to the franchise. Initially having much more control over what is to happen in the movies, he is now not even a part of them, having not appeared in Creed 3.
How Does Sylvester Stallone Feel about Creed 3?
During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, before the release of Creed 3, Sylvester Stallone talked about how he felt about the movie. When he was asked how he felt about the upcoming movie, he replied that the entire experience is quite melancholic for him.
Sylvester Stallone when asked about Creed 3, said,
“That’s a regretful situation because I know what it could have been. It was taken in a direction that is quite different than I would’ve taken it. It’s a different philosophy — Irwin Winkler’s and Michael B. Jordan’s.”
The Rambo star also went on to add that he thinks that the filmmakers went in a particular direction that he personally would not have gone in. He believes this to be a bad decision, but he was proven wrong as the movie did better than every other in the franchise.
Why Did Sylvester Stallone Not Return for Creed 3?
When Sylvester Stallone was asked why he was not returning for Creed 3, he said that he simply did not like the direction the story was going in. He added that he did not like that the characters were going through immensely difficult internal battles.
The actor said,
“I wish them well, but I’m much more of a sentimentalist. I like my heroes getting beat up, but I just don’t want them going into that dark space. I just feel people have enough darkness.” he added, “I just didn’t know if there was any part for me.“
The 76-year-old actor also went on to add that he felt like he didn’t belong in the series anymore and felt as though there was nothing left for his character to do.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter