Simon asked Stallone if there was one more Rocky movie i him, a movie in which Rocky actually (finally) adjusts to civilian life, learns to love running a restaurant, comes to terms with age and mortality. Stallone answers that No, moviegoers want to see Rocky box — Rocky 5 was a flop because Rocky was only coaching in that movie, when the fans want to see him in the ring.
At this point, the two start brainstorming, as though they were pitching a concept to studio eexecs.
“He could fight older guys!”
“In a retirement home!”
“He could beat up grandpas!”