Sylvester Stallone developed the Rocky media franchise, which consists of multi-media productions featuring American boxing sports dramas. Rocky (1976) and its five sequels revolved around the boxing career of the titular fictitious figure Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone). The franchise transitioned to Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan), the son of Rocky’s slain competitor and friend Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), as the title fighter, with the now-retired Rocky serving as his trainer in the seventh and eighth spin-off sequels Creed and Creed II (2018). Except for Creed, which has been written by Ryan Coogler and Aaron Covington, Stallone wrote or co-wrote every movie in the franchise. John G. Avildsen directed the first picture as well as the fifth episode, while Coogler directed Creed, Steven Caple Jr. helmed Creed II, and Stallone directed the others. A third Assassin’s Creed movie is in the works.
Another sequel towards the Rocky media franchise is now in the works, as well as a prequel television series centred on Rocky Balboa’s early years.
At the global box office, the movie franchise has grossed well over $1.7 billion. The first movie, the third, as well as the seventh, have all been nominated for Academy Awards. Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Picture Editing were all awarded to the very first movie. For his roles as Rocky during the first and seventh movies, Stallone has won Academy Award nominations. The series’ soundtracks were also nominated for the first and third movies. In 2006, the Library of Congress chose the first movie for preservation in the United States National Film Registry because it was “culturally, historically, or aesthetically important.”
Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) is a small-time boxer who appears to be going nowhere in life, as he works as a collector for a loan shark and fights in filthy bars for poor money, for which Rocky is criticised and called a “bum,” particularly by gym trainer Mickey Goldmill (Burgess Meredith)
Rocky II (1979)
Rocky anticipates the good life to come soon following establishing himself, despite a close decision loss against Apollo Creed. He married Adrian as well as immediately begins squandering the money he won from the match.
Rocky III (1982)
Rocky takes advantage of his newfound fortune and popularity upon capturing the heavyweight belt, appearing in several advertising and television programmes and revelling in his new star status.