"Well, this is probably my last rodeo because what I thought happened, and has happened, I never expected.
"I thought Rocky was over in 2006; I was very happy with that. Then all of a sudden this young man presented himself (gesturing towards actor Michael B Jordan) and the whole story changed. It went on to a new generation, new problems, new adventures," Stallone said in the video.
The actor said the story of Rocky has been told and it is time for "a whole new world that's gonna be opening up for the audience, this generation."
"Thank you very much, (director Steven Caple Jr.), and you, Michael, for making this all possible. Now you have to carry the mantle," Stallone added.
Since then, the franchise has spawned seven sequels: "Rocky II" (1979), "Rocky III" (1982), "Rocky IV" (1985), "Rocky V" (1990), "Rocky Balboa" (2006), "Creed" (2015) and "Creed II" (2018).
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