Lucky number seven: After six Rocky films, Sylvester Stallone has decided
to call it quits there is still some money to be made here, and maybe even a good movie. Last year it was announced that the seventh film in the series would be Creed, revolving around Adonis Creed (Apollo’s grandson, played by Michael B. Jordan) as he is mentored by Rocky. The film would be directed by Fruitvale Station‘s Ryan Coogler, and is apparently gearing up to be filmed in Philly, at least in part.
According to a listing by Heery Casting (via r/Philadelphia), the production is looking for real boxers for filming in the Philadelphia area. Presumably, you’d have to either be training in the background or getting beat up by one of the stars, but isn’t that the reason you got into boxing in the first place, to pretend you’re getting beat up by an actor? It’s the pinnacle of the business.
The film is reportedly aiming for a January shoot in Philly, to get that real uplifting feel for those exterior shots.