Nooj... It's fucking Sage Northcutt. He makes Leave it To Beaver look exciting and edgy.
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Umm... that Northcutt guy might be a brilliant actor (never heard of him before), but he seems to be a lightweight fighter, instead of the Scandinavian tank-viking hybrid they're looking for. And what the hell is that tagline?
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He's a cheesy bubbly mixed martial arts prodigy who is just SUCH a dork. He might physically have the look and the athleticism, but Drago's son should have a very specific vicious presence to him. The Russian Terminator of boxers.
To be fair, we don't know what kind of fighter Sly wants for the son of Drago. Are they going vicious? Or are they going more fun? Who knows.
This guy gives me a Tommy Gunn vibe more than anything (he certainly looks like he could be Drago's son) but maybe that's where they're taking it. I doubt he'll try to replicate the whole robotic, steroids, monster that they did with Drago. I bet he's going for the more charming but arrogant route.
Clearly someone is coming back from the dead.
Unfortunately, I don't think so. There's a legit police report from 1986 but she didn't want to press any charges at the time. There would be no reason for it if she made it up.
This sucks. I love the Rocky movies more than any other franchise.
The story was she willingly had sex with Sly but got upset when he invited the bodyguard to join. Coupled with the fact that she was 16.
Sly is also known for being incredibly charming in person (in addition to being an ego-maniac who treats his crews like shit).
Maybe the age of consent in Nevada is 16? And if it isn't now than maybe it was in the '80s. Pretty sure that's what it is in most of the country.
A legal-drama called Just Mercy (that we've never heard of before) is now Jordan's next film. Filming early next year. All but admitting the Creed sequel is delayed.
I assume there isn't too much post work to do on Creed II. They could definitely shoot in the spring/early summer and still make that November release. If they do move, it might be the first "Rocky" movie released in the summer since Rocky III.
If Jordan and Sly want to continue their journey, do it. Phenomenal film that’s truly the one that matches the original in quality and one of the best “legacy sequels” of this decade.
Anyway I agree this sounds like the right way to go. Stallone's a capable enough director, for the level he’s aiming for at least, but Creed obviously benefitted from the shot of youthful energy and change of perspective. It would’ve been a bit weird for him to yank back the reins.
New director announced:
Haven't seen his previous film, but they seem to be trying to duplicate the Coogler "pull someone out of the indie world" approach. Hopefully, he has the same kind of storytelling ability and energy.
I like that they're going with another young, hungry filmmaker. Do I wish it was more of a "name" director? Sure, but you've got to start making your name somewhere; this guy's getting his shot. Hopefully he's up to the challenge.
Wonder if we will get to see Apollo's other children with Mary Anne. We saw at least two in Rocky II.
Would also love to have a scene between Rocky's son Robert and Adonis. Bring back Milo Ventimiglia! Stallone and him even worked together recently on that TV series This is Us. No way this didn't get brought up.
Brock Lesnar playing Drago Jr. unless he isn't: