BREAKING NEWS re: Creed Movie – Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallones – SPOILER ALERT
Last week I was on the set of the movie Creed (Rocky 7), which has been filming in the Philadelphia area since January 26, 2015.
Sylvester Stallone (Rocky) has been out and about at several restaurants, ie Estia, D’Angelo’s, Le Virtue and Primo’s Hoagies, and on set, but the only sighting we’ve had of Michael B. Jordan (Adonis Creed) was a tip that he was at Fox and the Hound early in January. Last week he spent the day on the set of Adrian’s Restaurant, (Victor’s Cafe) in South Philadelphia at 13th and Dickenson.
Creed will follow the son of Apollo Creed, yes son, early published reports said that it was Apollo Creed’s grandson, but the script was rewritten in January to make Jordon his son instead, and it makes sense. Update: Adonis Johnson (Jordan) never knew his famous father, world heavyweight
champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there’s no
denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia,
the site of Apollo Creed’s legendary match with
a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa. Apollo Creed died in 1985 when he was 43, his son can be no younger than 29. I first broke this story on Fox 29 last Tuesday about the change in the script. I thought something was up since they only cast Phylicia Rashad as Apollo Creed’s widow, and no one as Adonis’ parents. (Creed’s new re-write isn’t even updated on IMDB yet, so this is sizzling hot news.)
is set to reprise his Rocky Balboa role, acting as the younger Creed’s
reluctant trainer as he follows in his father’s footsteps to get in the ring. Even as he fights his own battle as rumor has it he has cancer.
with Robert Chartoff, Kevin King Templeton, and Irwin Winkler. Nicolas
Stern is executive producer. Creed was co-written by Aaron Covington and
This week the movie moves to Aston, PA with a cast of thousands of extras to film a major fight between Adonis Creed and his nemesis, Liverpool boxer and staunch Everton soccer fan Tony Bellew (Monday at PPL Park) who plays Pretty Boy Porter – the nemesis of Apollo Creed’s son.
A few weeks ago Stallone appeared with Bellew at an Everton soccer game in Liverpool, England. He filmed the fans during half time, which will be edited into the scenes filmed this week at SunCenter studios. He had them cheer wildly and then filmed them, very clever to get all those real Everton fans in the boxing movie. Here is a story and clip from the January filming at Everton, and includes what sounds like a theme song to be included in the movie.
You have to strain a little to hear it but it’s there. Creed is schedule to open on Thanksgiving 2015. (Did you know that the original Rocky opened on Thanksgiving 1976)