Veteran action star Sylvester Stallone will be reprising his iconic role as Rocky Balboa from his famous “Rocky” movie franchise in the upcoming movie “Creed,” starring Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Johnson, the son of former Rocky opponent and good friend Apollo Creed.
“Creed” is actually a spinoff movie of the “Rocky” franchise and it is obvious that Sylvester Stallone does not have full hands on the movie as he is just an actor in it.
In his past “Rocky” movies, he has took on the roles of actor, writer, director, and also producer so his Rocky Balboa role reprisal in “Creed” is just an acting job for the 68-year-old action star.
“Creed,” which will hit cinemas on November 25, is being helmed by Ryan Coogler, who was known for his work in “Fruitvale Station,” from a script that he co-wrote with Aaron Covington, details Breitbart.
Given the scenario, it is likely that Stallone may still reprise his Rocky Balboa role in a closure movie for his “Rocky” film franchise that has seen five movies thus far.
Just last year, Stallone said that he is planning to put a closure to his iconic roles as Rocky Balboa and John Rambo, hinting that he will do one final movie for the “Rocky” and the “Rambo” movie series.
Not his movie
While he is the biggest star in “Creed,” it is obvious that it is not his movie but that of promising young actor Michael B. Jordan.
A trailer of the movie has been released recently and it showed Rocky Balboa picking up Adonis from prison, where he has been put in isolation after fighting with fellow inmates.
Although they hardly know each other, Rocky decided to take Adonis under his wing because he knows Apollo as a great man. But Adonis spurns his father and says that Apollo has nothing to do with him, details the Mirror of UK.
Instead of getting piqued with the seeming stubbornness of Adonis, Rocky decided not to give up on him and became his teacher and trainer in the boxing ring.
Rocky started training Adonis and prepared him to fight for the title of heavyweight boxing champion of the world, just like he was and his late friend Apollo. The boxing veteran saw in Adonis the strength and determination he had known in Apollo even as he battles an opponent more deadly than he previously faced in the ring.
Just like the “Rocky” series, “Creed” is shot in Philadelphia, which is also the venue of the match between the legendary Apollo Creed and Rocky Balboa several decades ago.
In addition to Jordan and Stallone, “Creed” also stars newcomers Phylicia Rashad, Anthony Bellew, and Tessa Thompson.
Word of advice
Sylvester Stallone believes that former NFL quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles Tim Tebow should consider coming to Hollywood and join the movies.
Sly said that he just feels sorry for Tim Tebow for being cut by the Eagles and then left in the freezer when he was still in the peak of his career.
In an interview last month, Stallone said that he is very supportive of Tim Tebow because he feels like the very popular hunk of a quarterback is like an underdog like his Rocky Balboa character in his “Rocky” movie series.
Stallone also said that Tebow is a late bloomer, but everyone in the Philadelphia Eagles organization blew it when he got cut, adding that it was a mistake that no one wants to own up to.
With the support being shown by Stallone on Tim Tebow and his encouragement for the football player to consider acting for a new career, rumors have started circulating that Tebow might be considered for “The Expendables 4,” which was what Sly did to Ronda Rousey by including her in the cast of “The Expendables 3.”