The “Rocky” franchise gets another sequel this thanksgiving. The new sequel, “Creed” will showcase the talent of newcomer Michael B. Jordan, who is to play a young boxer named “Adonis Johnson.” Jordan’s character will be trained by Sylvester Stallone’s character, the iconic Rocky Balboa in the film.
The story will essentially be built around Adonis Johnson who is getting to terms with a cold reality. He wants to be a boxer like his father, Apollo Creed, but is struggling to make a name of himself in the business.
MTV reports that “Creed” will have a more spiritual angle than the other movies in the Rocky series. The movie has a more diversity focussed inclusive feel to it than the other three movies. The director pins it on the expectations of the modern audience who have become accustomed to seeing greater diversity than the audiences from 1970’s who were living in a less culturally diverse world.
The director Ryan Coogler recently revealed to MTV News that the new movie,“Creed,” will follow in the footsteps of his other movies “Fruitvale Station,” “Selma” and “Dear White People,” in discussing race and culture shaping the modern world.
According to the director, even though the movie will focus on a largely black cultural situation, audiences will have a lot of other interesting things to discuss too after they have seen the movie. “It’s a movie for everybody. It’s a movie with elements of everything,” he revealed to MTV.
Coogler also revealed that the movie is going to depict the struggle of a young man growing up in the shadow of his father’s legacy. Adonis has Apollo Creed for his father and he has to live up to his father’s name and the expectations generated by it. The movie is all about a boy growing up to fill in his father’s shoes.
“Creed” goes to the theaters on November 25.
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