CREED 2. The sequel to the 2019 movie Creed, which hit theaters in 2019, is to be Sylvester Stallone’s final appearance as boxer Rocky Balboa. The reasons.
Sunday January 30 at 9:10 p.m.
9/16 | Above 10 only
[Mis à jour le 30 janvier 2022 à 20h45] Creed 2: Legacy of Rocky Balboa is an opportunity for fans of the franchise to bid farewell to the boxer. Indeed, it seems that this is the last time that Sylvester Stallone reappears in the guise of the mythical character. The 72-year-old actor announced via his Instagram account in November 2018: “Creating and playing such an important character has been my ultimate privilege. Although it breaks my heart, everything has an end.” The actor wanted to thank his longtime fans who have allowed this popular figure to survive through the decades: “The best thing about all of this is that Rocky will never die because he lives on. In you…”
Creed 2 is therefore the conclusion of the transfer of power (initiated by the first part) between Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone. In an interview for the newspaper L’Essentiel, the interpreter of Adonis Creed assured that he was ready to take up the torch: “I will continue to carry the franchise”. However, he remains optimistic that a possible return of Stallone as Rocky cannot be ruled out entirely: “I’m sure Stallone didn’t think Rocky would return to the screen when he wrapped ‘Rocky Balboa’, or that’s what happened. He can always change his mind and want to come back later.” Come what may!
Synopsis – In Creed 2, Rocky Balboa is still training Adonis Creed, the son of his former partner. The arrival of Ivan Drago with his foal will revive old wounds, which will be difficult to heal…
For Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone is like an “uncle”
The chemistry between Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone is one of the highlights of the Creed saga. However, the first meeting between the two actors was more than special. The actor who takes over the character of Adonis Creed recounted this moment during an interview for Pure Break: “Sly immediately provoked me to boxing. I immediately found myself with him in his office without even having discussed We mimicked the blows, I dodged, he chained the combinations while we talked about boxing, mythical fights… it was raw, spontaneous and wild. A funny exchange which then allowed the two men to develop a solid relationship: “I immediately had the impression of being with an uncle or a member of my family. The connection was immediate.”
Dolph Lundgren and the character of Ivan Drago
With Creed 2, the public finds the antagonist of Rocky IV, Ivan Drago. 35 years later, Dolph Lundgren once again embodies this particularly threatening Russian character. For the actor, this role has particularly marked his career. In an interview for Films Actu, he revealed that many people still ask him to say his cult line “I will break you”: “I walk in the street and inevitably someone will come to see me to say ‘I will break you’. But I can’t complain about that. Here I am 35 years later in a Rocky again.” The comedian then spoke about the outcome of a possible fight between him and Sylvester Stallone at the time of Rocky IV: “Listen, I was taller than him, I was European champion in karate, I had a hell of an advantage. I would have torn it down.” This confrontation will forever remain a simple hypothetical match…
Why isn’t Ryan Coogler taking over directing Creed 2?
Creed 2 was released across the Atlantic in November 2018. The French public must wait until Wednesday January 9, 2019 to discover Michael B. Jordan’s new fight. In this opus, the protagonist must confront Viktor Drago, son of Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren). A confrontation that promises to be brutal. While Ryan Coogler had directed the first part of the saga, he leaves his place here to the young and little known Steven Caple Jr. Before this one, Sylvester Stallone was the favorite to direct the feature film. The 72-year-old actor ultimately declined the offer, to…