Do you miss Rocky Balboa? In need of a high-quality sports movie? Just want to see a lot of scenes with two men slugging it out? You're in luck! [Creed](movie:1057460), the Rocky spinoff focusing on grandson of Apollo Creed from the original Rocky movies, will be directed by Fruitvale Station's Ryan Coogler and will star Michael B. Jordan.
Real-life boxing champions Andre Ward and Tony Bellew will also provide some actual boxing skills for the movie as well. Bellew (to the right) will play "Pretty Ricky Porter", the main opponent for Creed.
And while Sylvester Stallone won't be doing much of this...
He WILL play Rocky Balboa in the film, mentoring Creed every step of the way. Normally, I'm not sure how excited I would be for a Rocky spinoff, but I am a huge fan of Michael B. Jordan. He has experience playing a star athlete, as well, as we've seen in the TV series [Friday Night Lights](movie:395109). The fact that they're bringing in real boxers and a great director gives me hope for this film.
Do you think bringing this franchise back from the dead with some talented folks involved will lead to a hit?
(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)