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October 15, 2006

And Rocky Makes Three

Mason Dixon (ANTONIO TARVER) engages in a bout of verbal sparring with MIKE TYSON before his bout with Rocky in "ROCKY BALBOA." Both Tarver and Tyson are former boxing world champions and bring a heightened sense of realism to the final round of the Academy Award®-winning Rocky franchise which hits theatres Friday, December 22, 2006. Written and directed by SYLVESTER STALLONE.
-Craig Zablo



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Photo by: John Bramley

As an added bonus for SYLVESTER STALLONE / ROCKY fans, for the next few weeks we're going to run Sly's responses to questions sent in by STALLONEZONErs from around the world!

Craig: Sly, you have one of the web's longest running fan sites in the world! Is there anything you'd like to say to your STALLONEZONErs?

SYLVESTER STALLONE: [LAUGHS] I can't believe you've hung in this long, but thank you very much. I know it's, you know, kind of like the integrity of the character that keeps bringing you back and I appreciate that. It's nice knowing somebody like Rocky. It's been very beneficial for me. And I think the guys that have been really supportive and loyal will be happy with the end result of Rocky Balboa because I think we bring the character to a final and noble conclusion.

84 Comments:

Anonymous Roberto said...

WOW, I'm the first to comment

C'mom Sly come to Brazil in decembre!
Rocky is the best of all times!

October 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great picture!

October 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rocky balboa is the biggest of the world better than gone with the wind

October 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tyson Vs Roccky =P

October 15, 2006  
Anonymous rambo89 said...

Tyson in rb awsome!!

October 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr Sylvester Stallone is the greatest of all time!! They dont come more bigger than Mr Stallone, and movie history wouldnt be the same with out him. Im glad God put a genius like you on this planet!!You are a true insperation. And a true Legend!!!

October 15, 2006  
Anonymous CMoney said...

Adding Tyson was a great choice! 8-)

P.S: I have a question for him. Did you ever expect "Rocky Balboa" to become one of the most recognizable characters in movie history?

October 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of the best updates!

October 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh wow mike tyson! I hope Mr T will still make a Cameo. I have a question for the italian stallion ;) "Mr.Stallone, what was it like doing your last installment of the rocky saga? was it just like old times? or was it different?"


-Big J

October 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awsome update!

slycenter
www.slycenter.mfbiz.com

October 15, 2006  
Anonymous Akshai said...

question

Hey Sly! I am a huge fan, but one thing people slate me for is liking rocky V the best. In your interviews it seems to me maybe you do not like Rocky V just like many people or maybe, or do you not like the fact the way it turned out? My question is what is your most fav rocky movie?

October 15, 2006  
Blogger Adam said...

Great picture!

The interview is going to be great! So far so good. This is incredible for us Zoners and for Craig.

Thank you Mr. Stallone!

October 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the first time since a kid, I feel like I'm waiting for Christmas all over again!

I can't wait for this movie.

Rocky inspires the world and once more the world will become inspired on this films release.

Congratulations Mr Stallone, YOU ARE THE GREATEST!!!

G.Davies (UK) 28 yrs young....

October 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i don't know about having mason getting into a verbal excange with tyson in the movie. It just throws things off. Anyone who knows about boxing knows that Tyson (at his prime) would have crushed Tarver. Plus, having a real life, washed up, tyson, challenging a fictional mason dixon doesn't bring any realism at all to the movie.

October 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now with al the "realism" being stitched into the movie, if only we could ever see a caucasion world heavyweight champion again.... that's the big laugh!

October 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yah thats because theres tomany blacks

October 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok...ok...all you racists get off this blog.

October 15, 2006  
Blogger Slystallonefan said...

WE LOVE YA SLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY.

October 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TYS0N SUCKS but great new picture

GO ROCKY!

October 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Craig. Thank you Sly.

Fans going to support the new film is right ! That love and enthusiasm has been marinating for a looong time.

We are countin the day !! :-)


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

October 15, 2006  
Blogger adnuk68 said...

yo! thanks sly!!!!!!!!

October 15, 2006  
Anonymous LUIS GIL said...

No entiendo que hace Tyson en la Pelicula pero supongo que Stallone queria darle mas realismo a la pelicula o sera ¿que quiere hacer otra version con tyson?pero esto ya no seria mas elocuente,creo que lo mejor hubiera sido invitar a Tyson asi como lo hizo con Tomi Morrison a la pelicula para Boxear en esta pelicula con Tyson en vez de Dixon,esto hubiera dado mas realismo a la pelicula y un mayor taquillaje, ademas de demostrar que estas personas a pesar de sus fuerza no podrian con el corazon y la fortaleza de ROCKY.
Vi la pelicula en 1978 cuando tenia 9 años y vi en los 80 la parte 2,3 y 4 y en los 90 la quinta parte, ahora en el 2006 la sexta, para mi a sido una bendicion ver todas las peliculas que tanto enseñan,VIVA ROCKY.
LUIS GIL DE VENEZUELA

October 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sylvester,

How did you like training for Rocky Balboa? Do you plan to train differently for Rambo IV?

I read your book Sly Moves and really enjoyed it. Unfortunately I was late to return it to the library, and I owed $11.50 in fines. It was worth it.

Good luck!

October 15, 2006  
Blogger Edwin said...

Hi Sly!

I just wanted to let you know that we the slyfans and me myself are so thrilled that another Rocky is on our way.

We waited such a long time for this movie and I will be good, we know that for sure.

Ik hope you will come to Holland some day again , I love to meet you in real life, youve been here one time, with the opening of Planet Hollywood in Amsterdam but I missed that one :(

I support you now for almost 22 years and I can speak for my other Dutch sly fans, youre still the man here in Holland!

I cannot wait to see the new Rocky film and I wanna thank you for making this movie.

Greetings,

Edwin (Dutch slyfan)

October 16, 2006  
Blogger The Evil Pickle said...

Hey Sly, how about bring out Rocky in December for all the fans in the UK? My girlfriend and I came to the first shoot at the Mandalay in Vegas last year. I can't wait to see how it all looks in the movie.

October 16, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great pic. Harkens back to the original when the mighty Joe Frazier made an appearance at the fight Apollo Creed fight. Stallone seems to be fitting all the right pieces together for this final film. Now, if he can just capture the original Rocky character from the first two movies, this one will be a TRUE WINNER!

October 16, 2006  
Anonymous charlotte said...

So cooooool for Mike Tyson!It's great great great great!!!

We wait the other questions-answer.

Great Update!

Sly we love you forever!

October 16, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you're really reading, Sly...thanks for Rocky. He's meant a lot through the years. Can't tell you how deeply the character first touched me way back in '76, and still does today.

October 16, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sly,
How can I prevent that nasty ball creme from constantly coming back?! Damn my bird itches!

October 16, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you stupid idiot

October 16, 2006  
Blogger Albert Wesker said...

Hi, Sly I'm from Mexico and I hope you ro come to the Rocky Balboa opening in Mexico, like you did it With Rocky III and with Spy Kinds 3-D:Game Over.

Also thanks for the Rocky Saga, it is my favorite saga of movies.

October 16, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Sly,
Will the movie starts legendarys "Fanfare for Rocky" and "Rocky Balboa" text coming right? I hope it's like the original beginning like 1976!

October 17, 2006  
Anonymous Roy said...

Hey, Sly-dogg.

Thanks for letting me help you punch meat on the set of Rocky Six.

-Roy Zeigler

October 17, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rocky est un icone. Il est aimé de plusieurs. Bientôt nous verrons le dernier acte de cette histoire. Même si cela semble la fin, il y aura toujours une place pour Rocky dans nos vies.

October 17, 2006  
Anonymous Hein Baan said...

Great! I am really looking forward to this movie (don't know yet a Dutch release date).

I have been a Stallone fan for years now. Should be great to meet him one day.

October 17, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im not sure if theres a bigger Rocky fan out there than me but Im a little skeptical about tyson in the movie..People who already thinks this movie is a joke my have even more reason to think that without seeing it...regaurdless Im going to see it 6 times I just hope it doesnt disapoint...

October 17, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that makes no sense

October 17, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Sly...i've been waiting Rocky VI for 15 years now !

Great to see Rocky and Paulie Back !

I'm glad you did call back Tony Burton too...His Charachter is fantastic...

SlySystem's Webmaster

October 17, 2006  
Blogger Zachay Buckler said...

I wonder what Tyson has to say!

www.everythingsylvesterstallone.blogspot.com

October 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is anyone getting worried that while the photos are awesome, that its giving away a lot? Its like 2 photos a week for 6 months. Nothing against craig, this is the coolest thing ever to see new stuff all the time, but i'm worried that its too much.

October 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, Tyson is on the ropes right now.

October 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Sly!

Will Rocky Balboa show Rocky V street fight our will the flim have a new fresh start? All other Rocky movies showed the last one hopefully it will give you a timeline

October 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yep. this is certainly not a spoiler-free zone. i recommend you avoid it if you want to be spoiler-free for the movie event. if you're like me and you love spoilers, then you've come to the right place. Thanks Craig!

October 18, 2006  
Anonymous Bernie Goddard said...

As Sylvester's Biggest Fan as i find im so absolutly sexc i cnt w8 til his new film comes out! i love seeing im on the big screen.
Holla back if u agree
x

October 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how old are you? 14?

October 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tyson is the MAN.
Best heavyweight of all time and that is a classic Tyson threatening pose.

Good add to the flick.

October 18, 2006  
Anonymous The Million-to-one-Shot said...

Great to have one of the ALL TIME GREATS make a presence for the film!!

October 18, 2006  
Blogger Zach said...

Sly,

I was 11 when I saw Rocky 5. I've grown up alot since then and I've grown to appreciate the depth of the characters and the movie beyond the training and boxing. One of my favorite scenes is Rocky and Adrian on the beach in Rocky 3 talking about being afraid. Classic! Thanks again for coming back for one more round. You're going to make alot of people very happy.

October 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a huge Sly fan from the UK. Another message to Craig, please tell Sylvester Stallone he is legend, a great actor, writer and director and that I cannot wait for Rocky Balboa and Rambo 4.

October 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Tyson I guess is going to be fighting girls now?!?!?!?!

I just read that in the newspaper......

Well anyways, I think Rocky 6, is going to be amazing...it has a classic feel to it....

I never thought I'd see the day when I could see Rocky in the movie theaters....

October 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Stallone

If you happen to read this I want to thank you! I wnat to start off by letting you know I tried everything to get a part in Rocky 6. I'm from louisiana(not originally) and bought a plane ticket to audition for an extra or any part in philly. I have been a fan all my life. You have inspired me so much. I even entered your lifechangechallenge (instone). I did awesome,but didnt place. I did get posted on bodybuilding.com for my great transformation. In may of this year I had to get brain surgery. I had whats called an AVM. It hemmorhaged on me may 10th. I had to get it removed. It was located on my right temporal lobe. I am truly blessed. I know all this might sound crazy but its for a reason. You helped me , you helped me become a fighter. It's been 41/2 months since my surgery and I'm doing great. I'm back in the gym pumping iron again. Its awesome having such a great role model in my life. I truly hope to meet you one day so I can thank you in person. You can ask Drew Cox about me at instone. He knows all about what happened to me. My name is Franco C........Thank you so much SLy!!!!Your#1

October 18, 2006  
Anonymous Luciana said...

Hello!! I'm Luciana from Argentina and I'm 23 years old. I think Sly must know where it is! I just wanna say that Mr. Sylvester Stallone is THE LOVE OF MY LIFE since I was a little girl!!! I love ROCKY's character and makes me so happy this new movie about him. I know so much people who say that there is TOO MUCH ROCKY'S MOVIES. I wanna know what think Sly about it. Does he has any kind of regrets of making this films???? I hope not!!! 'Cause is the best saga ever made!!!!
I love you Sly!!!! And thanks to Sly's fans for the support!!!

October 18, 2006  
Blogger theultimate1 said...

Waiting BIG Time for Rocky Balboa...

Seen the trailer today and it is already inspiring Me... Sly, I'm one of your greatest fans... I would love to meet You one time in my life... Man, You've been different all the while... I'm waiting to see Rocky Balboa... Hope You come to Bangalore, India to watch the 1st day 1st show... and better yet, We're sitting next to each other... That'll be Heaven for Me... Sly... You're the Best...

October 19, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tyson fascinates me. I'm surprised Sly didn't use him as his opponent in ROCKY BLABOA. Then again I'm not surprised.

Besides being one of boxings most unforgettable champions, he's excorsised his demons infront of the world...and then some.

I wouldn't be surprised if deep down Tyson counts his stint in jail as his most scared and special. It must have been a relief.

I'd love to someday direct a proper biopic on both Tyson and Elvis. Although I hope Tyson would find that peace that elluded Elvis.

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

October 19, 2006  
Blogger Johnny Salamander said...

A cameo by Iron Mike? Nice.

October 19, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

man, you all need to get off the guys' jock!

October 19, 2006  
Anonymous Alexis Stice said...

I wanna ask sly whats it like knowing you r the hero of millions of people girls boys men women

October 19, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

see what I mean? get off dude!

October 20, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey why dont you find another blog then buddy? We dont need you here.... Sly is an icon , like it or not...Its amazing what jelously will do......Have a great day... Sly's #1 !!!!!!

October 20, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fine. be that way.

October 20, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You think Sly is wearing pants in this picture?

October 20, 2006  
Blogger Josh said...

This blog is really great, have you ever in the past competed in a real boxing competetion? If so, I think you could of been very competitive.

October 20, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who are you talking to?

October 20, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe there can be one more rocky movies after this one....rocky can be like 106 years old and after getting a penis transplant makes a return to the ring to fight some black guy, doesnt matter which one, or he can fight the crocodile hunter....

October 21, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

or the where's the beef lady

October 21, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So exciting that Sly answers the Szoners questions! I love how he says it's great to know Rocky. We think it's great to know him, too. Sly and Rocky are the greatest!

October 22, 2006  
Blogger Bridget said...

So great that Rocky Balboa is being made! Sly's comments about how the character will come to a noble conclusion is exciting to read and i can't wait to see what he has in store for us with this film! December can't come soon enough!

October 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I DON'T KNOW WHY, BUT MANY PEOPLE ARE HYPED UP AND CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEW ROCKY FILM! I MEAN ALL I HAVE BEEN HEARING IS POSITIVE STUFF ABOUT THIS FILM! I CAN'T WAIT I KNOW THAT THIS IS GOING TO BE THE BEST MOVIE VER! I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS MOVIE FOR SO LONG! YOU WILL PROBABLY GET AN OSCAR! I AM SO HAPPY! i KNOW THAT THIS MOVIE IS GOING TO MAKE SO MUCH MONEY! i NEVER THOUGHT THIS DAY WOULD COME! I OULD HER THE RUMORS AND I HAVE BEEN WAITING TO SEE IF ROCKY 6 WOULD EVER COME OUT, AND NOW I KNOW ITS TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:d

October 24, 2006  
Anonymous Bojenski said...

DON'T PUT IT TO BED!!!! We want more Rocky!!! Lets hear it for ROCKY VII!!! ROCKY, ROCKY, ROCKY, ROCKY, ROCKY, ROCKY, ROCKY, ROCKY, ROCKY...

October 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Craig, this is TRUELY incredible. THANK YOU SO MUCH for giving us Stallone/ROCKY fans a place to congregate! I will NEVER Forget this special year, this very special time in my life! I literally get goosebumps and tears in my eyes EVERY TIME I watch the trailer! SIMPLY AMAZING... - Aron Scott Asmussen

October 24, 2006  
Anonymous sly lover holl said...

ROCKY, ROCKY, ROCKY, ROCKY, ROCKY GO AND GET EM I DIDNT HEAR NO BELL

October 26, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MIKE TAMBIEN ESTA? QUE SORPRESITA!!
CADA VEZ FALTA MENOS...
RICARDO,A FAN FROM URUGUAY

October 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great movie


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Rocky Rulez

October 30, 2006  
Anonymous Teresa said...

....!ROCKY!!ROCKY!!ROCKY!!ROCKY!!ROCKY!!ROCKY!!ROCKY!!ROCKY!!ROCKY!!ROCKY!
go n get him caz we didnt hear no bell!

and wen ur down just remember
get up ya son of a bitch caz mick loves ya!..so do I! rofwl

November 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can see whomever contorls this bogg doent like a little teasing....... SO ILL DO IT AGAIN HAHAH!!!!!!!!!
YO ADREAN!!!!!!!! WHERES MY TEETH!?????????
AND ILL say it again I LOVED the rocky movies but enough allready the guy is like 50 something ? FIND something else to do all ready hey I got it like a rambo 101?

November 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey I wish he would still sport Apollo's American flag trunks.

November 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear Sly , The rocky series is the best ever cant wait Till the new one comes out. Ur movies and the way u trained and stuff has encouraged me to go the distance . hey also thanks for such great movies .

November 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rocky filmi gerçekten çok etkileyici bir film iyiki yapmışsınız sevgilerimle gaziantep çaglar kaya

November 14, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rocky6 yı 20kasım2006 tarihindeyayınlanmasını istiyorum gaziantep onur kaya

November 14, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love Rocky, me and my little brother used to stay up all night and watch all the movies in a row. I cant wait to see it in theatre. I heard that the "Adriene" character wasnt going to be in this movie, that really sucks. I think she should have been in it.

November 14, 2006  
Anonymous Gerardo said...

Sly...
Soy parte del publico latino; que admira tus peliculas....
Es grandioso ver nuevamete al garañon italiano en la pantalla grande nuevamente....
Esperamos con ansiedad el estreno para latinoamerica y esperemos verte en la funcion de estreno aqui en México....
Saludos al Gran Silvester Stallone..!!!

November 14, 2006  
Anonymous Jeff said...

I suspect you might feel as though each subsequent motion picture is better than the last. The characters develop, evolve and grow, and the audience shares in that experience. Sometimes that works out well and in some sequels not. What do you believe has been the spark that has been fueled over the years that is now a fire and keeps audiences warm with your story. What new lesson can we learn, if any, from your upcoming final installment?

November 14, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vamos Rocky,eres lo máximo, patea traseros desde el ring y mandalo a valor, a tyson o a cualquiera que se te cruze, fuerza Rocky.

Saludos desde Chile

November 14, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SLY, Thank you for your insperation. Your vision of how things should be in a charecter you love is admirable. As my father told me. Expect the best, desire it and you will get it.
I hope you know how much you have touched many of our lives. You are a legend.

December 17, 2006  

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