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Creed: A true fighter

Published:Wednesday | December 2, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone star in ‘Creed’.

Adonis Johnson is the son of the famous boxing champion Apollo Creed, who died in a boxing match in Rocky IV (1985). Adonis wasn't born until after his father's death and wants to follow his father's footsteps in boxing. He seeks a mentor who is the former heavyweight boxing champion and former friend of Apollo Creed, the retired Rocky Balboa. Rocky eventually agrees to mentor Adonis. With Rocky's help they hope to get a title job to face even deadlier opponents than his father. But whether he is a true fighter remains to be seen.

Creed is an American sports drama, written and directed by Ryan Coogler, co-written by Aaron Covington, and produced by Robert Chartoff, Irwin Winkler, and Academy Award nominee Sylvester Stallone. The film stars Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Johnson Creed, Apollo's son, with Stallone reprising the role of Rocky Balboa. It is the seventh Rocky film, both a spin-off from the original series and a sequel to 2006's Rocky Balboa.