Your legacy is more than a name.
I honestly didn’t have much hope for this new version of a Rocky movie, especially after the flop that Michael B. Jordan’s last movie was (“F4″). The concept of a long-lost Apollo Creed offspring for the old Rocky to train, seemed way too convenient for a sloppy sequel. But after hearing many interviews with the cast members Stallone and Jordan himself, I can see why Creed is indeed garnering A LOT of Oscar buzz from all the major critic reviews I am also reading. In a movie that is going to heavily rely on the young actor skills, Michael B. Jordan is looking to make huge amends for the downfall of F4 and the way he “expected” that movie to still be a hit. Now more humble and more serious about his craft, Michael B. Jordan has transformed himself on-screen and off-screen into a highly focused actor. Surprising even the superstar actor Stallone, who has been in the Hollywood business for over 4o years.
With so much praise from everyone in and around the film “Creed,” the compelling story that is emerging of a movie that will be far more than just a boxing film and seeing what passion Jordan has poured into the soul of his character. I have full faith that Creed will indeed be a major blockbuster of a movie as well as top contender for best original screenplay.
From visionary filmmaker Ryan Coogler’s “Creed.” is a film that explores a completely new chapter in the “Rocky” story and stars Academy Award nominee Sylvester Stallone reprising his iconic role once more. Creed also reunites director Coogler with his “Fruitvale Station” star actor Michael B. Jordan, as the son of Apollo Creed.
Adonis Johnson (Jordan) has grown up a lost child who never knew his famous father, the once heavyweight champion of the world, Apollo Creed, who died before Jordan was born. In trying to find his roots, 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?
“Creed” also stars Tessa Thompson (“Selma,” “Dear White People”) as Bianca, a local singer-songwriter who becomes involved with Adonis; Phylicia Rashad (Lifetime’s “Steel Magnolias”) as Mary Anne Creed, Apollo’s widow; and English pro boxer and former three-time ABA Heavyweight Champion Tony Bellew as boxing champ ‘Pretty’ Ricky Conlan.
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Coogler directs from a screenplay he wrote with Aaron Covington, based on characters from the “Rocky” series written by Sylvester Stallone. The film is being produced by Robert Chartoff, Irwin Winkler, Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, David Winkler, Kevin King Templeton and Sylvester Stallone, with Nicholas Stern executive producing. From Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema.