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Sylvester Stallone wants to make a new Rocky movie about immigration. 

The 72-year-old actor has revealed his idea for a new film in the franchise, explaining that he would like to put the focus on an immigrant living illegally in the US. 

Speaking at the Cannes Film Festival, he said: 'I have a great idea for Rocky. He finds this fella who's in the country illegally and it becomes a whole thing. It would be really phenomenal, really different.'

He continued: 'It's like a magician. Once you've seen how he does the tricks you're not impressed any more. It's the same thing with Rocky. You've seen everything, so you're like, "How can it be different?" That would be different. 

'When you take him and throw him out of the country and he's in another world. It could work. But I ain't gonna do it.' 

However, Stallone insisted that he never intended for the Rocky movies to be political. 

He said: 'I never took it personally, people saying Rocky was really right-wing. Rocky is a simple man who grew up in that kind of mentality. That's just the way it was back then.

'Everyone was super patriotic growing up. And that's just the way he is. He's not a political animal. So when he wraps the flag around him, he thinks he's doing a good thing.

'Whenever boxers lift up the flag of their nation, it's just automatic. They're not saying, "We're better than you." It's what they were trained to do. So I never took it as a confrontational thing.' 

The actor gave an early look at his upcoming movie Rambo V – Last Blood, which he co-wrote.

The first film in the boxing sports-drama series, Rocky (1976), and its five sequels centered on the boxing career of the eponymous fictional character, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone). 

For the seventh, a spin-off-sequel Creed (2015), and eighth, Creed II (2018), the series shifted its focus towards Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan), the son of Rocky's deceased rival and friend Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), trained by a now retired Rocky.

The film series has grossed more than $1.7 billion at the worldwide box office. 

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