The upcoming Creed is a spinoff/sequel to the Rocky movie franchise, with Sylvester Stallone reprising his role as Rocky Balboa. Sly has shared the first official screenshot from Creed ( via his social media channels), showing the Italian Stallion alongside his new boxing pupil: Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan), an aspiring fighter and the son of Rocky's late rival turned friend, Apollo Creed.
Creed is the sophomore feature by Ryan Coogler (who co-wrote the script with Aaron Covington), after his collaboration with Jordan on critically-acclaimed true story drama Fruitvale Station. A large chunk of shooting on the project has already taken place in Philadelphia, with a cast that includes Tessa Thompson (Dear White People), Graham McTavish (Outlander), and Phylicia Rashad (Do No Harm) in supporting roles.
The stars of Creed, however, are very much Jordan and Stallone - an idea further driven home by the first pic unveiled from the film, showing the pair training within the boxing ring. Whether or not Coogler's movie will feature a classic Rocky-style training montage during its running time, is a question that remains to be answered (though it almost feels like a given).