Rocky spinoff film “Creed” gets a release date

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Of all the many reboots currently scheduled for development, currently filming or scheduled for release, This is one of the few I think is actually a good idea.  in theory.  The film, “Creed” is set to be a spin off sequel to the Rocky movie franchise.  Back in late 2013, it was announced that MGM offered Ryan Coogler to direct. Who is that you ask? I honestly have not ideal, he apparently has only directed one other film that I have never heard of called Fruitvale Station.  I would have liked for Stallone to direct, but he has his plate full, staring in this film, writing and pre-production of the next Rambo film as well as the next Expendables movie.

The film will focus on a man following in the footsteps of his grandfather, Apollo Creed, and getting a mentor in the now-retired Rocky Balboa. On November 10, real-life boxers Tony Bellew and Andre Ward joined the film, in which Bellew would play a fighter, “Pretty” Ricky Porter, the main opponent for Creed.  It is scheduled for an November 25, 2015 release.

source: THR via