If it is not announced in the cast of Creed 3, Sylvester Stallone, alias Rocky Balboa, promises us a “really interesting” film. Here's why.
It's been over forty years since we first met Rocky Balboa, aka The Italian Stallion of Philadelphia, in a film written by its star, Sylvester Stallone, and directed by John G. Avildsen (Karate Kid< /em>). The starting point of a saga haunted by the boxer's historic challenger, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), who died in the ring, under the blows of the ruthless Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren). If Rocky VI had made us believe at the end of an era, Creed (2015) succeeded in the mad gamble of revitalizing an entire franchise.
This unexpected success is due to Ryan Coogler, director of the two Black Panthers, who convinced Stallone to interpret the role of Rocky again, this time in the shoes of the mentor of the “illegitimate” son of his late challenger, Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan). After two spin-offs widely acclaimed by critics and the public, Creed 3 was obvious to the producers. The absence of Stallone in the cast of the film, however, worries the fans. Nothing to worry about! During an interview with Metro, Creed 3 producer Sly, promises a “really interesting” film that will take us in “a different direction” .
What to expect from Creed 3
Sylvester Stallone isn't the only hang up the gloves. Ryan Coogler has indeed ceded his place as director to Michael B. Jordan who will therefore shoot his first film. On the casting side, we can expect the return of Bianca, Adonis Creed's companion played by Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie in Thor 4) as well as that of the boxer's mother, Mary Anne Creed, played by Phylicia Rashad. After knocking out the son of Ivan Drago, Rocky's foal will face a certain Anderson Dame (Jonathan Majors, seen in Loki), a first in the great history of the franchise since he will acts of a character a priori without any connection with the history of the Italian Stallion. See you in theaters next November!