Rising star Michael B. Jordan is said to have been tapped for the starring role in 'Creed' which will be a sequel/spinoff to 'Rocky'. As some of you 'Rocky' fans know, Apollo Creed was Rocky's nemesis at one point and Jordan is expected to play the role of Creed's grandson.
Sylvester Stallone is reprising his iconic role as boxer Rocky Balboa, but “Creed” will center on Michael B. Jordan‘s character, the grandson of Rocky’s nemesis-turned-mentor Apollo Creed.This time around, Balboa will act as a trainer to the young Creed.The film will also mark a “Fruitvale Station” reunion for Jordan and director Ryan Coogler, who will helm the project.The plot is still under wraps, though it will center on Jordan’s character, who essentially overcomes a privileged childhood — his famous boxing grandfather died in “Rocky 4″ but left a fortune behind — to discover his own pugilistic prowess. He seeks a trainer in Balboa, who’s not too keen on getting back into the fight game.Stallone will also produce, along with Kevin King and original “Rocky” producers Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff.
Also starring alongside Michael will be Tessa Thompson of Dear White People fame.