There has been a new addition to Sylvester Stallone’s upcoming Rocky update “Creed”. Tessa Thompson, the actress who broke out this year in the Sundance hit Dear White People, will appear as the lead female in the movie. She will star alongside Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan in the movie.
Jordan will play Apollo Creed’s grandson while Sylvester Stallone will mentor the up and coming boxer in a Mickey Goldmill-style role.
I call this a Sylvester Stallone movie and a “Rocky” movie because it looks like that is just what it is. Stallone is probably going to be the leading figure/actor in this which sort of makes it a de-facto Rocky 7 without expressly being so. That’s different from Rocky where Burgess Meredith was not the lead. Stallone probably has an eye on appearing multiple times.