And given that Michael B. Jordan is directing for the first time, one would anticipate Creed 3 to be unique. He will undoubtedly act differently from those who came before him.
However, Stallone’s remarks suggest that the screenplay itself is distinct from previous works.
This may not be the greatest news for fans of the Rocky series who adored Creed since it was essentially simply a continuation of that plot.
It’s a distinct potential that things may alter to the point that longstanding fans will be turned off. In the meanwhile, the series may benefit from a reassessment and a new perspective, and anything that differs from what we’ve seen before isn’t always terrible in and of itself.
Stallone’s words have given the impression that he is prepared to bid farewell to the role he has played for almost his entire career, even if it is unclear whether Rocky is no longer a part of the series.
It’s time to move Creed in a new path now that Rocky is no longer around. When Creed 3 debuts in early 2019, we’ll know exactly what that path looks like.
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