You may want to stuff some tissues in your pocket when you go see the upcoming Rocky spinoff, Creed. According to the official synopsis released yesterday, Rocky Balboa will be facing his deadliest opponent outside of the ring.
Check out the release down below, and then we’ll talk about what this all could mean.
“From Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures comes award-winning filmmaker Ryan Coogler’s ‘Creed.’ The film explores a new chapter in the ‘Rocky’ story and stars Academy Award nominee Sylvester Stallone in his iconic role. The film also reunites Coogler with his ‘Fruitvale Station’ star Michael B. Jordan as the son of Apollo Creed.
Adonis Johnson (Jordan) never knew his famous father, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there’s no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed’s legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa.
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.
With Rocky in his corner, it isn’t long before Adonis gets his own shot at the title…but can he develop not only the drive but also the heart of a true fighter, in time to get into the ring?”
A lot to take in, right? It certainly sounds like Rocky has cancer or maybe his head is about to explode from all the injuries he suffered inside the ring. We aren’t exactly sure what the illness is, but we are wondering if this is Rocky’s final film.
It would certainly make sense. Passing the torch to the new fighter played by Michael B. Jordan. This could be a very effective way of starting a new franchise.
Of course, this is all just speculation. We do know Warner Bros. is confident about this film. Scheduling it for a November 25, 2015 release date. It will be facing some tough competition that week.
Creed was written and directed by Fruitvale Station director, Ryan Coogler.