Sylvester Stallone won’t be back in Creed 3, but ‘there’s always going to be a little bit of Rocky in Adonis.’
Sylvester Stallone won’t be back in Creed 3, but Michael B. Jordan says ‘there’s always going to be a little bit of Rocky in Adonis.’
‘Creed 3’ director and star Michael B. Jordan has explained why Sylvester Stallone will not be back as Rocky Balboa in the upcoming sequel. Michael B. Jordan says that’s because the upcoming film will be about Adonis Creed “moving forward” into the future.
“Yeah, I think that Sly let it be known that he wasn’t coming back for this one but I think, you know, his essence and his spirit… There’s always going to be a little bit of Rocky within Adonis,” Jordan told IGN. He discussed how the franchise is centered on the character Adonis Creed, so it’s important “to build this story and this world around him moving forward.” he said.
After Rocky quietly disappeared into the crowd at the end of ‘Creed 2,’ Sylvester Stallone confirmed that the champion boxer would not be returning for the third film in the franchise, but his “essence and his spirit” lives on. Stallone might not be returning for Creed 3, but Tessa Thompson is set to make a third appearance as Adonis’ girlfriend-turned-fiancée Bianca.