15 January 2016
Sylvester Stallone trains Michael B. Jordan in this visceral and compelling spin-off of the Rocky series. After a lifetime of pugilism, two-time world heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) is now retired and living in Philadelphia. But life throws another curveball at Rocky with the appearance of Adonis Johnson Creed (Michael B. Jordan), troubled son of his late rival-turned-friend Apollo Creed. Adonis never knew his father, who died in the ring, but is determined to follow in his footsteps. Rocky reluctantly agrees to become his trainer, even as he takes on an opponent more merciless than any he faced in the ring. Fantastic Four star Michael B. Jordan reunites with Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler, who stamps his own gritty mark on the Rocky franchise with this gripping spin-off movie. For added authenticity, real-life English pro boxer - and former three-time ABA Heavyweight champion - Tony Bellew plays Creed's main opponent 'Pretty' Ricky Conlan.