Hello Cinelinx! Today we were given the trailer for the much anticipated Rocky 7/Rocky Spin-off film that will be entitled Creed. Now if you are like me, and a huge Rocky fan, you have been patiently waiting with a complete lack of news for this film since its announcement back around 2013. I have been ready for this film. It has a Rocky feel to it, with out heavily relying on Sylvester Stallone to sell it.
It has a down to earth feel like the first film had. A down on his luck fighter that relates fighting in the ring, to fighting for his life. You get a feel for the tone, you see that he Michael B. Jordan knows he is the son of the late Apollo Creed but he doesn’t rely on it, and doesn’t seem to want to have anything to do with him. Is he a bastard son like some rumors have said? Who knows, it looks like the story will revolve around him, and that’s what I wanted.
As the trailer progresses you get a deep feeling of the intensity and heart that Fruitvale Station director Ryan Cooger gave us in his critically acclaimed 2013 film which also stared Michael B. Jordan. I’m excited to follow this story, see what road the young Creed must take to get tot he top.
And then you see it, the iconic shot of Rocky vs Apollo and the Italian Stallion walks into the frame. You hear the lines, and the motivation you’d expect from Rocky, and even better, Young Creed is in the Apollo shorts! Its so amazing! I am hyped and ready for this one folks. What about you? Are you excited for Creed? What is your favorite Rocky Film? Sound of in the comments below, and keep on nerding!
Creed is directed by Ryan Coogler, and stars Slyvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Tony Bellew, and Graham McTavish. It is set to be released on November 25, 2015