The Rocky franchise is getting a lot of new stuff.
The new movie, Rocky 5, is slated for release in 2018.
This means a sequel to the previous Rocky movie, which has a plot that ties into the upcoming Rocky V. The next installment is expected to be a continuation of the original series, with a number of characters being introduced.
This new Rocky will be the first movie in the franchise since Rocky IV, which debuted in 1988.
The franchise will be rebranded as The Rocky Franchise, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“I think it’s important to say that this is a completely different story,” Rocky creator Mark Burnett said in a statement.
“We’ve changed a lot.
We’ve moved forward.
But the core of the story is the same.
The world is getting bigger and the world is better.
And we’ve got new people to lead it.”
The new Rocky film will star Paul Newman, who was cast in the role of Rocky IV’s Billy Madison.
The movie will star Tom Hardy as Rocky Balboa, Chris Evans as Rocky De La Fuente, Kevin Connolly as Rocky Johnson, Adrian Pasdar as Rocky Hernandez, Sammo Hung as the villain Rocky V, and John Cena as the lead.
The film will also feature a new villain: Mr. Klaw.
Mr. Krays (aka Klaw) is a villain from the comics and will appear in the film as well.
The first two movies in the series, Rocky IV and Rocky V starred Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michael B. Jordan, John Goodman, Elizabeth Banks, and Michael Cera.
Rocky 5 is expected for release on July 19, 2019.