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Creed 3 Makes Rocky 7 With Sylvester Stallone Possible

Warning: This article contains spoilers for Creed III.When Rocky Balboa agreed to train the son of former opponent Apollo Creed in Creed, two legacies collided, and Creed III honors that commitment by making Rocky 7 with Stallone a possibility. The capstone of the Creed trilogy makes a seven-year time jump from Creed II, when Michael B. Jordan’s Adonis Creed fought the son of the Siberian Express, Viktor Drago. When an old childhood friend played by Jonathan Majors gets out of prison and wants to steal Donnie’s legacy, they settle their past trauma in the ring during Creed III.

Of all the new and returning characters in Creed III, Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky was expected to appear at Donnie’s side, coaching him in the ring and in life as he always had. When the weight of the world is on his shoulders, Donnie turns to his family, friends, and even former opponents for the strength to carry on, with Stallone not present in Creed III. Donnie not only manages to preserve his own legacy, but Apollo’s as well, and the storyline sets up an eventual return to the Rocky franchise for Stallone and the entire Balboa family.

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Creed 3’s Time Jump Sets Up A Big Rocky 7 Story With Stallone

Logan Balboa in Creed 2

Thanks to Creed III’s large time jump, a lot of things have changed in Donnie’s life. With so much time having passed since Creed II and the appearance of Rocky’s grandson Logan, there is a possibility that Rocky 7 could focus on the next Balboa generation. Even if it is true that Adonis is not retiring after Creed III, there is a chance that he could train Logan, who is probably a teenager following the Creed III time jump. Logan might want to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps and become a boxer, even going so far as to train at Donnie’s gym.

When Logan appeared at the end of Creed II, it signaled that the rift between Rocky and his son Robert might be salvageable. There is no telling what sort of relationship they have managed to develop in the seven years since, but if it is anything like what happened between Ivan and Viktor Drago after the latter’s fight with Donnie, it places the bonds of family before pride and ambition in the ring. Given Rocky’s age, he probably would be unable to train Logan, even if his grandson wanted to emulate him. Adonis is the right age, and finally has the right perspective to be Logan’s mentor.

Why The Rocky Franchise Should Return To The Balboa Family

Rocky and Robert Balboa in Rocky Balboa

Although Stallone has explained being missing in Creed III, his absence creates a void in the franchise, particularly since his presence established the Creed movies and legitimized Donnie’s journey as a boxer. Even if Rocky had appeared in a brief cameo watching from the crowd as Donnie fought the match of his career, it would have brought the story full circle. This is even more true after Donnie lost Mary Anne and had to accept the responsibility of carrying on Apollo Creed’s legacy alone.

With Donnie in a good place with his family and career after Creed III, Rocky 7 should return the franchise to the Balboa family, especially after Rocky reconnected with his son and grandson. Donnie’s own daughter has expressed interest in fighting, but training Logan would be a chance for Donnie to show Rocky after his Creed III absence everything he learned from their time together, and highlight that he finally understands the meaning of “you versus you.” Donnie challenges and overcomes his father’s past and the parts of himself that previously held him back in Creed III, and it’s time for the Balboas to do the same.

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‘I am officially off the market’: When Margot Robbie revealed she made the ‘conscious’ decision of not dating actors

Margot Robbie revealed her decision to not date actors because of the media scrutiny that came with a public relationship of two high-profile actors
Back in 2015, A-lister Margot Robbie made a declaration that she would not be dating any actors. The actress may have alluded to her fiance Tom Ackerley, who she married the following year in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, she revealed that being in a relationship as an actor herself came with its own set of challenges. She believed that dating someone who was popular would add on to the media scrutiny.

Margot Robbie opened up on why she made a conscious decision to not date actorsTalking to Marie Claire, she claimed, “I am officially off the market.” She then shared the reasoning behind her decision and added, “I made a conscious decision not to date actors.” She continued to explain, “But not because I hate actors. That’s a nasty generalization to make, and that’s not the case. People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship.”
The Barbie actress continued, “So two people with profiles, I figure it’s just double the amount of scrutiny, and I’d like to avoid that at all costs.” This came after reports of her locking lips with Tarzan co-star Alexander Skarsgard started making rounds. It was reported that she was caught kissing the actor during the Sundance Film Festival.

Margot Robbie revealed she opted for a minimal lifestyle even after becoming an actorIn the interview, Robbie also opened up about how she was adapting to fame. She shared, “I have a normal 24-year-old life. If I were a waitress, I’d probably have the exact same lifestyle. I’d go to the same clubs I go to already, live in the same house with the same housemates, hang out with the same people.”
However, Margot Robbie tied the knot with Tom Ackerley who is an English producer and actor. The duo met on the sets of 2013 movie Suite Francaise where Tom was working as an assistant director. Post marriage, both of them launched their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

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Monica Bellucci and Tin Burton at lunch in the restaurant in Selci Lama

For All Saints’ Day, the Hollywood star from Tiferno returned to his native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then visit his parentsOn the occasion of the All Saints’ Day celebrations, the Hollywood star of Tiferno origin, Monica Bellucci, returned to her native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and to visit her father Pasquale and her mother Brunella.Flanked by her current partner Tim Burton, she went to lunch, together with about twenty old friends, at the Osteria del Musicista, which has always been her favorite restaurant, in Selci Lama.Menu dedicated to typical dishes of the area, which includes an appetizer with breadsticks lined with coppa, duck in porchetta and grilled pork livers, polenta with wild boar sauce accompanied by the very typical cappelletti in broth.To conclude, a dessert based on fried “ciaccia” with Nutella and roasted chestnuts.
Having paid the bill and greeted the restaurant owner and lifelong friend, Roberto Polchi, Monica brought home cappelletti and broth for a family dinner.

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‘Rocky’ Was Quite Different In His Original Screenplay, Sylvester Stallone Claims

Sylvester Stallone took his friend’s advice on a rewrite of the original screenplay to Rocky. A few tweaks later, he was on his way to major success.
In the new Netflix documentary Sly, Stallone discussed how he initially conceived of the project, which had a much harder edge. In the early version, Rocky was depicted as a “thuggish” character, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, Mean Streets.

But Stallone’s perspective changed when a friend read the script and thought the boxer was too cruel for audiences to actually care about him.
Stallone recalled her crying.

“She goes, ‘I hate Rocky. I hate him. He’s cruel. He hits people. He beats them up.’”
Stallone took it to heart, and asked what he could do to soften the character.

“I said, ‘what if you stop short of it?’ Like, maybe he almost did. He could have, that’s his job, but he doesn’t?’ ‘That’d be nice,’” he added. “I said, ‘What if he had a girlfriend or something?’ ‘Yeah, that’s nice.’ So I go back, start writing that: ‘Girlfriend. Nice.’”
$117 million in box office later, a franchise was born.

Stallone also revealed that actor Dolph Lundgren sent him to the hospital during one fight scene in Rocky IV.
“Dolph Lundgren… he pulverized me,” Stallone says in the documentary. “Later that night, my heart started to swell—which happens when the heart hits the chest—and then my blood pressure went up to 260, and they thought I was going to be talking to angels. Next thing I know, I’m in intensive care, where I’m surrounded by nuns, and I thought, ‘OK, that’s curtains.’”
Stallone was in the hospital for nine days following the incident, praying for “one more round.”
“For the first minute of the fight, it is going to be a free-for-all,” Stallone told Lundgren. The Swedish actor joked in a separate interview that all he did was “obey orders,” explaining, “[Stallone] was the boss. I did what he told me.”
Doctors allegedly told Stallone that he received a blow to the ribs that made his heart rattle around in his ribcage, a condition typically seen in head-on collisions. “I did hit a bus, of sorts,” Stallone joked.

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