Sylvester Stallone retires Rocky Balboa in moving instagram post

Nov 30, 2018 739

BY: Steve Huff

In a short video published on his Instagram account, Sylvester Stallone officially ended an era by retiring his most iconic character, Rocky Balboa. This comes on the heels of Creed II's release and subsequent box office success, so it seems fitting that Stallone officially passed the baton to Michael B. Jordan, who joined him at the end of the video for a brotherly hug.

Stallone said, "Well, this is probably my last rodeo because... I thought Rocky was over in 2006, and I was very happy with that." Pointing to Michael B. Jordan just offscreen, he continued, "and then all of the sudden this young man presented himself and the whole story changed."

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