Don't count Apollo Creed out, even in death.
Sylvester Stallone, hit pay dirt when Creed hit this past holiday season, reinvigorating the Rocky franchise by creating a spin-off starring Michael B. Jordan as Apollo's illegitimate son, Adonis. Creed has gone on to become a box office sensation as well as a critical darling, earning Stallone his first Golden Globe nomination since the original Rocky back in 1977.
Now, Variety reports that Stallone and Creed director Ryan Coogler, who is reportedly in talks with directing Marvel's Black Panther movie, are starting to form ideas, with one in particular that took fans by surprise.
“Ryan has some ideas of going forward and backward and actually seeing Rocky and Apollo together,” Stallone revealed. “Think of The Godfather [Part] 2. That’s what he was thinking of, which was kind of ambitious.”
Stallone also mentioned he’d recently ran into Apollo himself, Carl Weathers, who appeared to be in fighting form. “I can’t believe I got in the ring with him,” he says. “Even if it was play fighting.”
Another idea would be keeping things in tune with the Rocky movies with Adonis taking on another challenger. “You’ll have him face a different opponent, which I would say is a more ferocious, big Russian,” Stallone said. “You can start to meld my experiences and then you start to bring different cultures into it. And you can see what’s happening with the Russians today in America."
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