I know Wikipedia isn't always right, but I do wonder if there is something to it? Maybe they decided to go with Conti after all. Or so I hope. It would make my day!It's been years since Conti's last score, I would love a new one. Anyway, I'm either going to be extremely happy, or extremely depressed, probably the latter.
They say they don't want to use any ROCKY music. I understand they want to make the movie it's own thing, but Rocky is in it. To me it seems disrespectful to Conti that they won't use any of his music, after all Conti's music is half the reason the movie worked so well.
If there are any scenes in this film where Rocky talks to the dad or talks to the son, the producers would be fools to not use appropriate Rocky themes where appropriate. dismissing it out-of-hand is a dumb move.
I'm assuming Conti didn't want to score it after the ordeal on the last Rocky film, but they could have looked into somebody whose worked with him for many years and has scoring chops, Ashley Irwin.