Sly Not Returning for Creed III?

If you haven’t seen Creed II yet then don’t read on in case this is spoiler-y .

I thought a while back Sylvester Stallone said his beloved character Rocky would probably die in the third Creed movie but apparently Creed II was his last turn.

He has stated on Instagram “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. Though it breaks my heart, Sadly all things must pass… and end. I love you Kind and generous people , and The most wonderful thing of all , is that ROCKY will never die because he lives on in you ….”

I’m not crying, you’re crying…