Sylvester Stallone is set to reprise his iconic role of Rocky Balboa, but not in a Rocky movie (as such). He will provide supporting duties on Creed.
Creed will see Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station) play the titular character who is looking to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps of becoming a boxer. His grandfather is of course Apollo Creed, who was played by Carl Weathers in the first four Rocky movies.
Stallone will play an ageing Rocky Balboa who, we all know, fought Apollo Creed twice and then became best friends. Stallone spoke to Jonathan Ross this past weekend.
“I’m supposed to be doing a film with Ryan Coogler, who did ‘Fruitvale Station’, called ‘Creed’.
“It’s very interesting because people think it would be ‘Rocky VII’ … it’s not, I have a supporting role. It will be great to take that character, who’s actually not well, and pass on his knowledge while he still has time.
“I think it could be a great movie and a great challenge. It is going to happen.”
This could be an interesting movie. Stallone recently played another boxer alongside Robert De Niro in Grudge Match and will play Barney Ross in The Expendables 3 later this year.