Michael B. Jordan In Early Talks To Star In MGM's ROCKY Spin-Off "CREED"

Michael B. Jordan In Early Talks To Star In MGM's ROCKY Spin-Off "CREED"

Chronicle's Michael B. Jordan is in negotiations to play Apollo Creed's grandson in a Rocky spin-off movie. Sylvester Stallone will return as Rocky Balboa to train Apollo Creed's grandson into becoming a boxing champion for the next-generation. Yes, this is comic book related. Click the link for details!

Michael B. Jordan has been making headlines lately over rumors of him playing the Human Torch in FOX's planned Fantastic Four reboot. If he does sign on to star in 'Creed,' I think it's safe to assume those rumors could be put to rest. With shooting beginning soon for the Fantastic Four reboot(you can bet casting is underway), if he is actually involved with the movie, it could be hard for him to commit to both movies considering his busy schedule. Meaning he may have to choose one over the other.


I'm a huge fan of the Rocky series! I even like Rocky V, which is considered the worst of the series(I agree with that largely due to the ending fight not being in the ring, but it has its merits). Rocky Balboa's saga has come to a perfect end in the last movie. Going forward with a spin-off makes the most sense, but I'm not sure how I feel about this to be honest. Even though this is pitched as a spin-off movie, it is still considered a continuation of the Rocky saga.

At this point, it seems like they're trying to milk the franchise. I hope this turns out good and obviously I do plan to watch it, but sometimes you have to know when to throw in the towel. It will be great to see Sylvester Stallone back in the role, even if he's not stepping into the ring this time around. Ryan Coogler(Fruitvale Station) is set to direct the project.

Fun bit of comic book trivia here, Sylvester Stallone worked with Hasbro to have Rocky Balboa become a G.I. Joe action figure. This led to Marvel making plans for Rocky to appear in the comics:

The deal ended up falling through due to Sylvester Stallone selling his likeness to another company for Rambo action figures.

How do you feel about another entry in the Rocky franchise? Do you think Michael B. Jordan is a good choice for Apollo Creed's grandson? Sound off in the comments section below.
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