Aside from a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment in a sizzle reel shown at Comic-Con last summer, Sylvester Stallone’s role in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has been shrouded in mystery. Directed James Gunn swung by the Yahoo Studios this week for a Facebook Live session to talk about both his new film The Belko Experiment (in theaters now) and the Guardians sequel (out May 5), and he dropped some tantalizing tidbits about Stallone’s top-secret role. “Look for clues and you will find out the character Sylvester Stallone plays.
With the passing of Muhammad Ali on June 3 at the age of 74, the world lost one of the greatest athletes and cultural figures of modern times. As just a sidenote to his extraordinary life, he also happened to be the inspiration for one of America’s most hallowed underdog sports movies, which was based in part on one of his bouts.
Sylvester Stallone is nominated for his first Academy Award in nearly 40 years, but the 69-year-old actor said he was willing to skip the Feb. 28 ceremony out of loyalty. The Creed star, who’s a front-runner to win Best Supporting Actor for his performance as an aging Rocky Balboa, told reporters at the annual nominees luncheon on Monday that he considered not attending the Oscars in recognition of the Academy’s failure to nominate a single black artist in a major category.
Creed star Michael B. Jordan wasn’t nominated for a SAG Award or a Golden Globe, but he’s won something even more valuable: co-star Sylvester Stallone’s respect. “But he got up and did it again! That’s called guts!!” Michael B Jordon, “young creed and "getting KO’d for real! But he got up and did it again! That’s called guts!! pic.twitter.com/yFo3PVmvhA— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) December 9, 2015 And after six Rocky films — along with plenty of Expendables and Rambo flicks — Stallone knows a little something about guts.
With Creed in theaters on Wednesday, Sylvester Stallone passes the Rocky movies torch to 28-year-old Michael B. Jordan. While Stallone reprises his role as the never-say-die champ Rocky Balboa, he takes a supporting role as trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson (Jordon), the ambitious son of his late friend and rival Apollo Creed. Related: 72 Hard-Hitting Facts About the ‘Rocky’ Movies That got us thinking about other young performers who might be eligible to take over the 69-year-old actor’s most iconic roles.
Michael B. Jordan got in the best shape of his life to play Adonis Creed, but even his director and co-star admit he wouldn’t stand a chance against UFC champ Ronda Rousey. When Yahoo Movies sat down with the cast of the upcoming Rocky sequel/spinoff Creed in Philadelphia, they laughed at the very thought of Jordan taking on Rousey, who’s considered by many to be the world’s best fighter — and who’s set to defend her Bantam Weight Championship this weekend at UFC 193. “I wouldn’t put him anywhere near her, man,” Ryan Coogler, Jordan’s director in both Creed and Fruitvale Station. She’s too good of a grappler.” Even Sylvester Stallone, who played the big screen’s greatest underdog, has his doubts about Jordan facing off against Rousey.
Sylvester Stallone returns as Rocky Balboa in this new film from ‘Fruitvale Station’ director Ryan Coogler, which sees Apollo Creed’s son Adonis (Michael B Jordan) stepping in to the ring in a bid to emulate his father’s success. Here’s the official synopsis: 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.
Michael B. Jordan is putting on the gloves for the upcoming 'Rocky' spinoff 'Creed,' and as you can see in the first trailer.
Michael B. Jordan’s fictional boxing education continues, and he couldn’t have a better trainer. Sylvester Stallone posted the photo above on his Instagram account on Sunday, giving fans an inside look at the one-on-one lessons his iconic character Rocky is giving a young new contender (Michael B. Jordan). In the drama, Rocky goes from champ to mentor, while Jordan plays the son of Rocky’s late pal and rival Apollo Creed.
The Fruitvale Station director’s take on the iconic boxing series stars Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed, the son of the late Apollo Creed, with Sylvester Stallone returning yet again as the Italian Stallion, who’s now serving as both trainer and mentor. Last week, we spotted Rocky subjecting Adonis to the chicken-catching drill that Mickey put him through back in Rocky II, and now, the duo are re-creating an even more iconic scene: Visiting the Rocky steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Fans of the earlier movies will remember Mickey, the wily old trainer played by Burgess Meredith, making Rocky chase a chicken in a back alley in Philadelphia. In Rocky II, the Italian Stallion took part in the off-beat drill as he prepared for a title fight rematch with heavyweight champ Apollo, giving the scene some nice symmetry with the evidently more rural re-enactment that is being shot for Coogler’s film.