“I Wanna Cry!”: Unofficial ‘Rocky 7’ Trailer Sends Sylvester Stallone Fans Into Meltdown

Ask any sports genre enthusiast to name his favorite movie; chances are that “Rocky” would be the first, he utters. Such is the impact of that ground-breaking motion picture released nearly forty-six years ago. During the forty-ninth Academy Awards function, the Sylvester Stallone starrer received the Best Picture Award. Further, it saw the release of four sequels every third year till 1985. Rocky V came five years later, and the sixth edition joined sixteen years later, in 2006.

All through these years, Sylvester Stallone played a pivotal role as Actor, Director, and Screenwriter. Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff produced the franchise till the fifth edition. However, with Rocky VI, the next generation of the production house took over.

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A Rocky Movie sans Sylvester Stallone?

In 2019, Sly reportedly said he was working on a new film on the character Rocky Balboa. Later, by mid-2020, he shared that the work on the movie was still underway. Though the studio reportedly had not yet given the film the go-ahead. Finally, Stallone wondered about the picture getting clearance in a November 2021 Instagram post, citing his deteriorating ties with Irwin Winkler.

Finally, in November 2022, he revealed that the studio wanted to make another Rocky film but had been stimulated by discussions to obtain partial rights to the character from the filmmakers. In an interview, he said, “They wanted another Rocky. And I was willing to do it. But I said, ‘After 45 years, can we change the playing field a little bit? Level it out? Can’t I get a piece of what I created all these years ago?’”

Actor Sylvester Stallone (C) victoriously holds the championship belt over his head while reporters watch in scene fr. Motion picture Rocky V. (Photo by John Bryson/Getty Images)

Amidst the latest developments involving the franchise, fans of the Rocky series are curious whether Sylvester Stallone’s iconic character, Rocky Balboa, would make a return appearance.

@ScreenCultureOfficial, which regularly shares brand-new trailers for movies and TV shows, released a ‘teaser-trailer’ of Rocky VII on January 24.

Though unofficial, the ‘teaser-trailer’ was enough for the fans to share their thoughts and feelings.

Fans respond to an ‘unofficial’ trailer

Utterly astounded by the visuals, one user admired Stallone’s transformation into an inspirational figure.

The following user felt like weeping. Completely smashed by Stallone’s acting, he cited Rocky as his favorite movie of him.

Another user quoted businessman and motivational speaker Jim Rohn’s quote – “If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.”

It means that successful people have to put themselves through unpleasant experiences. You will never get beyond your current level of success if you refuse to step outside of your established routine.

Quoting the iconic dialogue from the first Rocky – “I just wanna go the distance,” the following user found the entire piece gripping.

One user wished, “But make sure it connects with creed since he actually trained the young one.”

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Finally, another user praised Stallone as the ‘King of the Ring’ and the ‘King of Tulsa.’ The latter is an apparent reference to the Hollywood actor’s new television series “Tulsa King.”

By 2015, a new franchise, Creed, emerged from one of the original characters. Post-release of its sequel in 2018, Sylvester Stallone confirmed that talks were on for the third installment. But reportedly, through his Instagram handle, he shared that he won’t be a part of Creed III.

After he learned about a new spin-off from Creed, Drago, involving his co-star and friend Dolph Lundgren, Sylvester Stallone wasted no time launching a tirade against the Swedish actor. However, the two reportedly seemed to have mended ties.

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