Sylvester Stallone, who co-wrote Creed II, gave a little recap of the torch scene at the end, telling Adonis, “It’s your time now.” Rocky is then seen visiting his son in Canada where he meets his grandson. It’s not a definitive ending set in stone for this larger character, but it could serve as a satisfying conclusion to the Balboa legacy as Michael B. Jordan tries to have the character forge his own path for Creed III.
Stallone would have been open to returning to Creed III. However, he revealed that in his interview with The Hollywood Reporter to which he had not been consulted or asked to return future projects in Rocky feel. When asked about his feelings when he was to be seen Creed III without having been involved, Stallone mentions that he would have preferred the film to have a more classic underdog tone,
It’s an unfortunate situation because I know what it could have been. It was taken in a completely different direction than I would have taken it. It’s a different philosophy — Irwin Winkler’s and Michael B. Jordan’s. I wish them well, but I’m much more of a sentimentalist. I like my heroes to take a beating, but I just don’t want them going into the dark room. I just feel like people have enough darkness.”
He is looking forward to his new project, King of Tulsa, though. Which will have a darkness but humor to it as he plays a mobster who brings a crime ring to a humble town in Tulsa. Reflecting on his films that have highlighted a really ugly conflict that doesn’t see much recognition, Stallone is proud to have shown the brutal reality of the unfortunate situation in Burma in Rambo (IV), “A film I’m really proud of – it’s the best action film I’ve ever made because it’s the most truthful – is Rambo IV, deals with Burma, where they have had a civil war for 67 years. But I got excited because the movie is so violent. And it is violent. It’s terrifying. It is children who are being burned alive. That’s what makes civil war worse than anything else: It’s your neighbor who suddenly kills you. I was really happy with that movie and I never thought it would ever make it to the theater. I thought, ‘They’re never going to show this.’