Throughout cinema history, actors have become known for sacrificing their bodies for their roles, transforming themselves into warriors, superheroes, and more. As this new featurette for Creed shows, Michael B. Jordan is the latest entry in the long line of actors taking on truly transformational roles. Stepping into the shoes of Apollo Creed’s son Adonis Johnson, Jordan spent almost a year getting into fighting shape. Watch his journey revealed in the new featurette below.
Creed looks to be a fantastic installment in the Rocky franchise. As our own Matt Goldberg said in his review, Creed is “everything we could have hoped for from a Rocky spinoff and more.” You can see for yourself this Thanksgiving weekend. Also starring Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, and Anthony Bellew, Creed is in theaters now.
Watch Jordan become Adonis in a new featurette for Creed below:
Here’s the official synopsis for Creed:
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures comes award-winning filmmaker Ryan Coogler’s “Creed.” The film explores a new chapter in the “Rocky” story and stars Academy Award nominee Sylvester Stallone in his iconic role. The film also reunites Coogler with his “Fruitvale Station” star Michael B. Jordan as the son of Apollo Creed.
Adonis Johnson (Jordan) never knew his famous father, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there’s no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed’s legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa.
Once in the City of Brotherly Love, Adonis tracks Rocky (Stallone) down and asks him to be his trainer. Despite his insistence that he is out of the fight game for good, Rocky sees in Adonis the strength and determination he had known in Apollo—the fierce rival who became his closest friend. Agreeing to take him on, Rocky trains the young fighter, even as the former champ is battling an opponent more deadly than any he faced in the ring.
With Rocky in his corner, it isn’t long before Adonis gets his own shot at the title…but can he develop not only the drive but also the heart of a true fighter, in time to get into the ring?