Check it out, that Rocky spin-off film, “Creed” just released it’s synopsis, it’s here:
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 (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?
Is Rocky gonna get killed off in this one? I believe this is the final time that Sly is gonna be playing the legendary character we all love. While it maybe sad that Rocky could get killed off, it would make a very dramatic and powerful scene. I can see Sly pulling off some really good acting chops during Rocky’s death.
I remember nobody wanted Mickey, Apollo and Adrian to die but those deaths made the movies more intense. Well, in the film “Rocky Balboa” never showed Adrian’s death which made it even more interesting. The previous Rocky film, “Rocky Balboa” (Rocky VI) got mixed reviews but I still thought it was a great Rocky film… I just wish Sly didn’t direct it and he should have brought John G. Avildsen back at the helm.
I’m looking forward to the film “Creed” but keep in mind, Rocky being a trainer/mentor of somebody is nothing new ’cause that’s what Rocky did in “Rocky V”. Rocky was Tommy Gunn’s manager. “Rocky V” didn’t get great reviews either but I still liked the film for what it is.
I’m sure in the film “Creed” Sly will still kill it as Rocky. Even though this is a spin-off, technically this is Rocky 7… kind of funny ’cause Sly said he would never play Rocky again after “Rocky Balboa”. Wonder what made him change his mind?