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August 22, 2006

Gonna Fly Now!

Rocky (SYLVESTER STALLONE) knows that strength coupled with endurance will give him a "slugger's chance" against a younger and more skilled fighter.
- Craig Zablo



The final round of the Academy Award™-winning Rocky franchise hits theatres Friday, December 22, 2006. Written and directed by SYLVESTER STALLONE.

Photo by: John Bramley

94 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another great pic. Thanks

Peter from Poland

August 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great update

August 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wonderful pic...brrr, looks really cold. like in russia :-)

August 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wicked picture just like in the good old rocky classics, cant wait till this film comes out it looks awsome and does anybody know if its a world wide release date of the film, any way craig this blog should be the offical movie website when the film is realeased.

from matt rockys number 1 english fan

August 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wicked picture just like in the good old rocky classics, cant wait till this film comes out it looks awsome and does anybody know if its a world wide release date of the film, any way craig this blog should be the offical movie website when the film is realeased.

from matt rockys number 1 english fan

August 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great picture. Every week I get more and more excited!

Matt
Louisville, Ky

August 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. SYLVESTER STALLONE, you are the best! You are our dream!
Donald from HongKong

August 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Craig. I was bummed out that school starts tomorrow but this made my day!

It looks fantastic!

August 22, 2006  
Blogger Adam said...

Really really cool picture. It looks so classic. Go Rocky!

August 22, 2006  
Anonymous rambo89 said...

nice pice ,love punchy with his sweater on.

August 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By far the most motivating pic so thus far! I love it because it's original. We've never before seen Rocky running in Philly in this type of weather near the water like that. Wouldn't it be great if Sly garners another "Best Picture of the Year" with this one?

Sgt Mendez, A.
USMC

August 22, 2006  
Anonymous Kurt Howgate said...

Man, what a great picture! I seems so surreal that we will all get to see one last training montage and fight from Rocky! Just amazing! Can't wait!

August 22, 2006  
Blogger unnamed said...

mr.stallone..im your old friend..
you know me well..but i cant tell you who i am...its up to you....believe or not...
anyway...go ahead & destroy..bye..

August 22, 2006  
Anonymous Steiner said...

I cant wait for the film. I hope that Stallone stays with the winning formula of the last pictures. I am sure there is a lot of pressure to come up with something fresh but I would like nothing more than to just see Rocky win one more fight.

August 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good to see rocky back in it's original roots.

August 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The more I see, the more i think this gonna be really special.This Rocky movies have been part of my life since i was a young boy.Probably no other film has touch me and left a mark in my personality like the Rocky saga.It's only a nice image, but has the power to get me emotional.GO ROCKY,GO...

August 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

realmente fabuloso...volver a ver al actor y personaje con los cuales creci, inspiraron e influenciaron gran parte de mi vida es indescriptible...realmente un verdadero homenaje, tal es la sensacion que nos brinda la imagen.
SLY,sos un verdadero campeon de la vida,que nunca se rinde y que sabe como jugarsela por lo que crees.
Saludos,su amigo RICARDO,
A Fan From Uruguay

August 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back to the roots!

Go for it!

Markus

August 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOOT WOOOOOOT!

August 22, 2006  
Blogger Butkus said...

To Sgt. Mendez. Look again at the pic. This looks like the same area Rocky ran through in the first film, only the water was on his right side, meaning he was running the other way. You'll see it early in the training montage. I could be wrong, but looks familiar. Great pic though. waiting for more.

August 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is beyond cool. Boy are we in for a treat.

Awesome !


Peace,
Jazz
http://www.theartofjazzman.com

August 22, 2006  
Blogger Lotofsly said...

Rocky will be our champ FOREVER !!!

August 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yo Butkus! I think you may be right. Thanks for that. Although the rain/snow still adds a new effect! One we haven't seen in a Philly training montage before. Very cool.

Sgt Mendez, A.

August 22, 2006  
Anonymous CMoney said...

Training hard. Rocky & Punchy!!! 8-)

August 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome !! Magic ! Rocky !

Thanks Craig !

August 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best picture by far!!

Thanks

slycenter
www.slycenter.mfbiz.com

August 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great pic :D n i luv da song gna fly now its mint, also i cant wait fr da film to cum out frm cainey (Manchester/England)

August 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh god I am actual psyched for the training montage. I love them!

August 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great pic as usual Craig. Hey, does anyone know the official story line for Rambo yet? I heard of two, One where he goes on a rescue mission as an advisor, with a young elite group of military personell, and he rescues them all. The other is that he has to rescue his daughter from a white supremicist group in rural America. I hope it is the first one. The second one sounds stupid. not like a Rambo movie. I am such a huge fan of Rocky and Rambo that I think One more of each would be great. But anymore than that is dumb, unrealistic, and would exploit these great franchises. think about it Sly. Please do the first story line and end both Rocky and Rambo. Don't let hollywood ruin these two american heroes.

August 22, 2006  
Anonymous Brazilian Stallion said...

Stallone is God...
Brazil

August 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry i have to comment again

i simply can't believe how good is this Pic...

isn't it the Best Pic from all The Rocky Movies ????

Simply Awesome ! Thanks Sly !

August 23, 2006  
Anonymous J. Larsen said...

Greetings from Denmark!
Just wanna say that we are very excited and can't wait for the release :-)

August 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God damn hasn't anyone killed that ulgy ass dog yet? That mutt needs to take a trip to the humaine society NOW!

August 23, 2006  
Anonymous Helder said...

Hi Sly...I'm a big fan of yours from portugal...and i just wanted to say...that... your the greatest !!!!!!!

August 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

superbe photo,sa promet vivement que rocky balboa sorte,pourquoi pas une sortie mondiale sa serait le top du top pour nous en france...aller on y croit!!!

August 23, 2006  
Blogger Pipe Toro said...

Yo creo que el negrito no va a ganar.

August 23, 2006  
Blogger Stallonefan said...

PLEASE CHECK OUT MY BLOG SPACE! Rocky is the absolute greatest!!!!!!!!!

August 23, 2006  
Anonymous ThE_vAn said...

Waaaw rien qu'a voir cette photo j'ai "Gonna fly now" en tête elle est superbe je me demande même si c'est pas ma préférée.
J'adore Rocky qui ressort ces vieilles baskets lol

August 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watching the trailer the other day reminded me that great as the movies are, it is THAT Music that is so stirring and creates such excitement!! Best soundtrack ever!!

August 24, 2006  
Blogger apallocreed said...

At 60 years old Rocky's making a comeback - do you think Survivor will be making a comeback? Those guys are probably pushing 60 too!

August 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i wish it had a worldwide release.

August 24, 2006  
Anonymous Doug said...

Hey Sly, greetings from Brazil! The brazilian fans goin' nuts !!

Waiting for XMAS!!

C yah!

August 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic picture!
I am so excited that Rocky comes to the Big screen again! Now I can finally see Rocky in Cinema!

Sylvester Stallone: You are the best!

August 24, 2006  
Blogger Receitas Criativas said...

Rocky.
You are the man!!!

August 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mickey: Do ya' have to wear that stinkin' sweat-shoyt?

Rocky: It brings me luck.

Mickey: It brings flys, that's what that brings!

Sgt Mendez, A.

August 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mickey: Do ya' have to wear that stinkin' sweat-shoyt?

Rocky: It brings me luck.

Mickey: You know what it brings? It brings flys, that's what that brings!

Sgt Mendez, A.

August 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sly, en España esperamos ansiosos la vuelta de rocky, se le echaba en falta aunque siempre aun sin continuacion habria permanecido en los corazones de mucha gente incluido el mio. Gracias por ser tan grande, si todo el mundo fueramos un poco mas "rocky" esto iria mucho mejor, estoy convencido.

Ojala puedas venir al estreno. Aqui en España tienes un hogar.

Un abrazo C A M P E O N !

August 24, 2006  
Blogger Gary Digital Williams said...

I hope you will give some honor to jazz trumpeter Maynard Ferguson, who passed away at the age of 78.

Ferguson's greatest hit was a version of "Gonna Fly Now" in 1978. Mr. Stallone appeared on that song as well as Ferguson's version of the theme from Rocky II.

August 24, 2006  
Blogger Sly_93 said...

Rocky is our hero! We await the exit of film impatiently!
Rocky est notre heros ! Nous attendons la sortie du film avec impatience !

August 25, 2006  
Blogger Byung Kwon said...

I like Sly since when I was
little kid 1976.
Even I like his brand " Instone"
Its really work for me.
I,ll be next year " lifechange-challenge"runner up
See ya there, Mr Stallone

August 25, 2006  
Blogger JAVIER said...

Magnifica foto de Rocky, resume la perseverancia y la lucha por un sueño, soy el fan que conociste en philadelphia un dia antes de esa toma, estaba por alla por mi luna de miel, de las peliculas de Rocky aprendi, si combinas planeamiento o entrenamiento con oportunidad, puedes lograr cualquie meta, si sabes lo que te mereces sal afuera y ganate lo que te mereces, pero tienes que estar preparado para el siguiente golpe....gracias Stallone por traer a Rocky de vuelta
Javier lima - Peru

August 25, 2006  
Anonymous Jennifer Duncan said...

I am A huge Rocky fan. I am so excited about this movie!! I remember going as A kid back in 1977-78 to see this movie in the theaters and seeing how excited everyone got while watching his fights on the big screen. The character ROCKY has always been kind of A hero of mine, that if you out your mind to it you can do anything. I really hope this movie does well for Sylvester Stallone!!! I know I will be rooting for him.

August 25, 2006  
Anonymous charlotte said...

Great picture!!
I was going in hollyday during 3 weeks and today i'm back and i see all this pics...it's so great!

SLY,IF YOU READ ME:
you are the best,and you and Rocky change my life.


A french fan.

August 25, 2006  
Blogger Bridget said...

Once again, a great update and great picture. Keep 'em coming!

August 25, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rocky balboa will be the biggest movie of the year much better than caribean pirates
eyes tiger
rocky rocky rocky

August 25, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so excited for this movie! I've been waiting on it for years!
Thank you Sly!

August 26, 2006  
Anonymous dcql said...

Go Sly Go!

August 26, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a portuguese fan, i only can say, why do you take so long? I can't wait for the opening in Portugal. Nuno Silva.

August 26, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hola soy de mexico y kiero decir ke la pagina de rocky y la pelikulas de ROCKY son las mejores gracias a todos ustedes ke hicieron estas pelikulas muchas gracias son los mejores del mundo la vdd thank you byeeeeeeee

August 26, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i want a worldwide release.

August 26, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sly, you are the greatest. Great picture. I hope Rocky doesn't die in the 6th one because in the 5th, he was told he could never fight agagin, even though he did.

August 27, 2006  
Anonymous dcql said...

Il nostro Grande Stallone Italiano! Vai Sly!

August 27, 2006  
Anonymous Pat said...

I talked to my boss last week about another upcoming Rocky movie. He asked if it was Rocky's son who was going to fight. I said no, of course, it'll be Rocky himself. He laughed. He said: "And how the hell are they going to make it credible? Stallone must be at least 50!". I answered: "He's actually 60, and according to what I know of the story, it's going to be absolutely great!". He kept telling me how stupid this idea was, a 60 year old boxer against a 25 year old.

To make him change his mind, I told him about the computer fight, about the script I read, the Foreman story, the fact that Stallone didn't like the way the 5th movie turned out, I also talked to him about the movie trailer, the Las Vegas shoot, the different possible endings, the blog, the whole Rocky buzz.

He said: "Stop that! Even though it still sounds stupid to me, I don't wanna know too much about it. I'm definitely going to see this one, and I don't want you to spoil it."

My point is that I think a lot of people are in the same situation. Just the idea of a 6th Rocky movie makes them laugh. However, they are all going to see it in theaters! Either by curiosity or because they love the Rocky story. Because we've seen Rocky movies for so long on TV (I think I've seen every movie 10 times!), just the idea of a new Rocky movie that I haven't seen yet is giving me goose bumps.

I really think this movie will make a lot of money! And it sure looks like a great movie from what I can see in the trailer and in the pics. Totally awesome! Go Rocko!!

Keep up the good work Craig!

August 27, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Iha siisti foto.. Nyt kaikki joukolla mainostamaan kaikkien aikojen tarinan viimeistä erää..

August 27, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a good idea but I personaly think it's not going to be very good. The original Rocky movies are the best...

August 27, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have been waiing for this sicne i discoverd rocky way back in 1998 with the ultimate edition box set for crimbo and now im old enough i can finally see rocky in the cinema where i should of and ima regular movie goer this looks like the biggest movie of this year previously i thought it was potc 2 but this looks brilliant well done sly you done it again now we must wait for the realese :(

August 27, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is fantastic, its a time Warp back to the GoGo 80's. Looking forward to to it, my prediction KO in the final round. Go Rock!!!

August 29, 2006  
Anonymous holls sly said...

GO ROCKY GO. YA. this is going to be great carnt wait. ya sly your the best fit as eva. carnt wait for the realese in the uk. it is out on my birthday in the usa.
WELL DONE SLY YOU ARE GREAT
LOVE YOU

August 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow a great picture, you can do it rocky, your top and always will be, your still fit as ever [heathly] go for it, lovin buttkiss lol

August 29, 2006  
Blogger LousyBum said...

That dog looks like it has rabies. cool name but he AINT no Butkis. And speaking of Butkis why was he never acknowledged after part 2. I heard Rock was too busy doing commercials and Paulie ate him. LOUSY BUM!!!

August 30, 2006  
Blogger Slystallonefan said...

I can hear the tune in my EARS while seing Sly run in this sweat suit :)
Lookin good Rocko :)

August 30, 2006  
Anonymous ALI-G said...

Most beutiful, it's Rocky 1 :-).

August 31, 2006  
Blogger DanielKyte said...

Rocky and Punchie on the run, great image, i cant even pick my favourite pic anymore as they are all awesome, even awesome is an under-statement.

September 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

seein this guy traing again
remebner rocky I II III IV, is one of the most beautiful momments whatever done in the cinema
gonna fly stallion

September 03, 2006  
Anonymous holls sly said...

gonna fly. carnt wait till u run up them steps again. luv u

September 04, 2006  
Anonymous DAMIAN said...

Deseo exito, y ya quiero que sea el dia que se estrene en Mèxico. Gracias Rocky.
d a m i a n o l i v a r e s

September 08, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Franco, desde Chile:
Rocky VI, aquí esperamos el estreno, el último round del campeón. Fight!!

September 09, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

your the best rock

September 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Es volver al pasado y encontrarnos en una epoca en la que todavia soñabamos en ser campeones y en que nos esperaba un gran futuro.

Ahun Hoy somos como Rock.. verdaderos luchadores que son derribados pero no vencidos una y otra vez y siempre se levantan para seguir peleando por sus sueños.....

September 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the while, I thought that the Rocky story ended in Rocky V.

Why not have a Rocky VII. Where the Heavyweight Champion is an Arab supported by Al Qaeda.

And Rocky gets help from Ivan Drago..

September 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Rocky Go!!
Sylvester Stallone: You are the best!
A great inspiration ever!!
David
from Brazil

September 13, 2006  
Blogger Yo Adrian I Did IT!!!!!!! said...

Yooohhh!!!!! Wait a minute. Where's Adrian? Hopefully They will explain about Adrian in the movie. I Hope that they have more flashs backs of Mick, he just brings me to tears as does this movie. I Love Ya Rock!!! His Lungs He's Gonna Punch Out , The Lousy BUM!!! Thank you Sly For this movie. These movies are truely a tribute to anyone with HEART. I am inspired every time I watch these movies and I have watched them over and over and will continue to. Mr. Stallone May God Bless You, and May He Trow Down a few Blessins so dat ya don't get Beat up to bad in this one.

September 16, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE BEST MOVIE

September 16, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LIKE TO KNOW IS THIS THE LAST ROCKY MOVIE

September 16, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there!!!!

A wish is coming true....
That could be the biggest xmas present for all Rocky Balboa fans.....
Cant wait

Greetz from Germany Sly Fan

September 17, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ROCK WOULD LUV

WWW.THEJERSEYOUTLET.COM

September 18, 2006  
Blogger Mark said...

La foto esta buenisima, y tambien espero anciosamente la pelicula

The pic is awesome, and I also wait hopefully for the movie

September 21, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Sly, i was in vegas while you were filming the final fight of rocky 6. I am one of the twins with the good physiques, i really want to audition for rambo 4. once you see me on screen i know you will want me in this film. please give me a shot. I left my number with you. thanks

September 26, 2006  
Anonymous Alejandro said...

My name is Alejandro Merizalde from Colombia S.A . Im your biggest fan since I was 5 years old when I saw my 1st Rocky movie. Ive been inspired all my life with your story and I hope that you do good in this film (I know you are). Thank you for inspiring me throughout my life WIN ROCKY WIN!!!!!!! thank you!!!!

September 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm 33 and growing up as a child ROCKY has always had an influence in my life. Watching every movie that sly has made I have and I treat them as grammy's. These are the things i'll pass down to my children. Not only is he a great actor but he's also a rembrandt. With much respect Sly, a born raised TEXAN. God Bless.

September 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shoot I tell ya'll what, Hell I live in Texas and just watchin ol Rocky put ol ass whoopin on anybody just gets my ol damn brother wantin to fight this ol damn mesquite tree out back. You keep on whoopin that ass Rocko, Hell we'll be a lookin for ya. Mighty abliged for many years of blood and sweat just like when I was a youngin

September 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know that this movie will give me the same thrill it did when I saw the first ROCKY in Times Square NYC...Go ROCKY Go...DLO,Oakdale L.I.NY

September 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AWWWWE! Rocky's little buddy goes everywhere with him. SOOOO CUTE! Such a sweet dog!:) - Aron Scott

October 26, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

omg i thought rocky was the best film ever. i have been pleased with each one since then. i think im in love. he really captures the audiences heart. it is a truly amazing story

April 03, 2007  

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