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'Chronicle' and 'Fruitvale Station' Star Michael B. Jordan In Talks for 'Rocky' Spinoff 'Creed'

Even though Sylvester Stallone might be too old to play a convincing boxer these days doesn't mean that the Rocky franchise is dead. Deadline reports that MGM is planning on pumping some fresh blood into the franchise with Creed, a movie focusing on the grandson of Apollo Creed. The Fruitvale Station duo of Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler would respectively star in and direct the movie.
The intention is for Jordan to play the grandson of Apollo Creed (played in the early movies by Carl Weathers). Raised in an upper-crust home thanks to the ring riches earned by his grandfather, the young man doesn’t have to box and his family doesn’t want him to. Yet, he has the natural instinct and gifts and potential that made his grandfather the heavyweight champion until Rocky Balboa took his crown in 1979′s Rocky II. Creed’s grandson needs a mentor and turns to Balboa, who is out of boxing completely and not eager to return.
If Apollo Creed's grandson is trying to claim boxing glory, it only makes sense that seeks out and tries to defeat Ivan Drago's grandson, right? I mean, that whole "If he dies, he dies" thing should be worth at least a bit of motivation.
'Chronicle' and 'Fruitvale Station' Star Michael B. Jordan In Talks for 'Rocky' Spinoff 'Creed' Reviewed by Bill Kuchman on 7/24/2013 Rating: 5

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