A new Rocky spin-off will start shooting as of next January.
The film entitled Creed, will be directed by Ryan Coogler and, from what we can tell, will focus around Apollo Creed‘s grandson, Adonis who’s family have tried to keep him out of the ring but whose talents keep drawing him back.
Adonis will be played by Michael B. Jordan and obviously Sylvester Stallone will be back as Rocky Balboa who will become Creed’s trainer. Carl Weathers will also return as the original Creed and champion boxers Andre Ward and Tony Bellew are also in talks to appear with Bellow looking to be Creed’s main opponent, ‘Pretty Ricky Porter’.
Stallone will also be producing alongside Robert Chartoff, Kevin King Templeton and Irwin Winkler.
The film is expected to be released towards the end of next year.