Warner Bros.' Creed is one of the most critically-acclaimed films of the year, with an impressive 93% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, while taking in a solid $68 million at the box office after just two weeks in theaters. We also reported this morning that Sylvester Stallone received a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of Rocky Balboa, who trains the son of Apollo Creed, Adonis (Michael B. Jordan) in this spinoff of the beloved Rocky franchise. Earlier this week, Sylvester Stallone shared an intriguing video, which showed his co-star Michael B. Jordan actually getting knocked out during a take in the ring. Here's what Sylvester Stallone had to say on his Twitter page.
"Michael B. Jordan, young creed and getting KO'd for real! But he got up and did it again! That's called guts!!"
Creed explores a new chapter in the Rocky story and stars Academy Award nominee Sylvester Stallone in his iconic role. The film also reunites director Ryan 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 (Sylvester 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?
The supporting cast is rounded out by Tessa Thompson as Bianca, a local singer-songwriter who becomes involved with Adonis, Phylicia Rashad as Mary Anne Creed, Apollo's widow and English pro boxer and former three-time ABA Heavyweight Champion Anthony Bellew as boxing champ "Pretty" Ricky Conlan. Ryan 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.
With all of the buzz swirling around Creed, it wouldn't be surprising to hear about a sequel moving forward, but nothing has been announced at this point. We reported last week that director Ryan Coogler may be taking on Black Panther for Marvel Studios, but that hasn't been set in stone yet. Since the Rocky franchise spawned six movies, it's certainly possible that Creed could kickstart a brand new franchise lead by Michael B. Jordan. Take a look at this video below, to watch Michael B. Jordan get knocked out on the set of Creed.
Michael B Jordon, "young creed and "getting KO'd for real! But he got up and did it again! That's called guts!! pic.twitter.com/yFo3PVmvhA— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) December 9, 2015