You can have your Furious 7, Avengers and Jurassic World. I’ll take Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan in the Rocky spinoff Creed.
Stallone shared the first official photo from set yesterday on his Instagram account. The photo of course shows the actor in his famous Rocky Balboa role, and next to him stands the grandson of Apollo Creed, Adonis Johnson Creed.
The film, which is scheduled to be released November 25, will hopefully launch a new series for the franchise. The plan is to pass the gloves to Michael B. Jordan and let him inspire the younger generation.
And from the full synopsis released a few months ago, it sounds like they are setting that up with this film.
“Once in the City of Brotherly Love, Adonis tracks Rocky (Stallone) down and asks him to be his trainer. Despite his insistence that he is out of the fight game for good, Rocky sees in Adonis the strength and determination he had known in Apollo—the fierce rival who became his closest friend. Agreeing to take him on, Rocky trains the young fighter, even as the former champ is battling an opponent more deadly than any he faced in the ring.”
You see that final sentence? Sounds like things could get a little emotional. I am really looking forward to this movie, so hopefully it doesn’t disappoint. I feel confident with Jordan moving in.
He’s a great actor. Let’s just hope he has a great script to work with.