Rocky series wants to turn iconic character into a villain

Sylvester Stallone may not be Rocky Balboa in the movies, but the star has a project for a series about the boxer. The idea is that the story is a prelude and takes place before the first film of the Italian Stallion.

Sylvester Stallone’s plan is for the series, if actually produced, to be multiple seasons. The plot would take place in the 1960s, when Rocky was taking his first steps as a boxer.

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The cast would include familiar characters and new ones. One of the classics would be the trainer of Sylvester Stallone’s boxer Mickey Goldmill.

During the Rocky movies, Mickey becomes a father figure to the main character. But, the prequel series could make a big change.

Sylvester Stallone’s idea, according to Screen Rant, is for Mickey to be some sort of villain.

Rocky and Mickey’s relationship was troubled

In the first Rocky, the boxer is ignored by Mickey for much of the film. Sylvester Stallone’s protagonist tries to survive, without much help, in minor struggles.

The plot even reveals that Mickey ignored Rocky when the fighter sought him out years earlier. The coach only accepts to pay attention to the athlete when the fight against Apollo arises.

So it’s clear that Rocky and Mickey had a rocky relationship in the beginning. In this case, the trainer can be placed as a villain, more for the way of being a challenge in the fighter’s dream.

Despite Sylvester Stallone’s idea, there is no confirmation about the show. For now, everything is within the star’s own planning, which does not reveal production details – and if it can even happen.

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Rocky’s movies, with Sylvester Stallone, are on Amazon Prime Video.

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