The actor suggested he was done with the franchise not just once, but twice on Wednesday morning while sharing a video from the set of the new boxing movie starring Michael B. Jordan as Rocky's protege, Adonis Creed.
"I guess this is a pretty significant moment. It was the last night of filming and probably my last privileged time of playing my beloved friend, Rocky," the 72-year-old action star wrote. "Toward the end the camera gets a little cockeyed but The emotion is there. Thank you for taking the “ Rocky Family “ into your hearts for over four decades."
But then the post disappeared, only to pop right back up again minutes later with Stallone's disclaimer, "I am reposting this because there was a technical difficulty."
"I just want to thank everyone around the whole wide World for taking the Rocky family into their hearts for over 40 years. It's been my Ultimate privilege to have been able to create and play this meaningful character," he wrote. "Sadly all things must pass... and end. Keep punching, I love you, and Rocky loves you."
In the video, Stallone gives the cast and crew a speech about how the sequel is probably his "last rodeo" and it's up to Jordan to carry on the legacy.
"I thought Rocky was over in 2006, and I was very happy with that," he said, adding that he "couldn't be happier" the story continued with a new boxer for a new generation. "As I step back, as my story has been told, There's a whole new world that's going to be opening up for the audience, for this generation."
"I got you, bro," Jordan tells his co-star, who plays his trainer in the "Creed" movies.
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Stallone launched his impressive career as Rocky Balboa back in 1976. The underdog story earned Stallone a Best Actor Oscar nomination as well as a nomination for writing the screenplay, and went on to win three Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director and Best Editing.
More importantly, it spawned seven sequels, including the "Creed" movies, all of which have made well over a billion dollars at the box office over the years.
We won't spoil the ending for those who haven't seen "Creed II" yet, but rest assured, it offers audiences some kind of closure for the Italian Stallion.