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  • Writer's pictureMyra Chapman

Rocky Returns in Creed II

It's a story as old as time, an Underdog who dared to believe!!

The life of Rocky Balboa is an American story that speaks for the every day working person who dares to break out of their molds and follow their own dreams, and to where following those dreams can lead. Today, many adults who grew up watching Rocky Balboa will tell you the movies triggered their thought process, many of which went on to forge their own paths in life.

To the children of today, growing up watching the new movies of a son following in the footsteps of his father, may Adonis Johnson continue to inspire and encourage them. May they find their way back to the original movies for the full story and like so many before them, dare them to believe enough in themselves to follow their own dreams.

On December 11, 2017, Creed II star Michael B. Jordan announced Director Steven Caple Jr. has been handed the reins of the sequel, a decision reportedly made personally by Stallone and Jordan after a lengthy search.

Stallone responded on selecting Caple as the new director: “The character of Adonis Creed reflects this generation and its challenges,” said Stallone. “I believe it’s important for the director to also be a part of this generation like I was in mine, to make the story as relatable as possible.” He added, “We are extremely lucky to have the talented young filmmaker Steven Caple Jr. step up and accept the role of director. I am confident that he and Michael B. Jordan will hit it out of the park!”

Michael B. Jordan whose television and movie roles are lengthy is set to reprise his role as Adonis Johnson, the son of Apollo Creed in Creed II. Some of his previous works include Reggie Montgomery (All My Children), Vince Howard (Friday Night Lights), Johnny Storm (The Fantastic Storm), and Adonis Johnson (Creed), to name a few. Creed II is tentatively scheduled to hit movie theaters November 2018.

Sylvester Stallone is one of the most successful actors, directors and producers of our time. In addition to his acting, directing and producing, Stallone has also, at times, selected music for his films with songs he personally selected going on to becoming successful, worldwide hits furthering careers outside of film. His insight, perseverance and belief in himself brought him the forefront of the entertainment industry and endeared him to audiences around the world. His resume speaks for itself.

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