I’m always down for any news about Creed, the sort of Rocky sequel directed by Fruitvale Station’s Ryan Coogler. We’ve been talking about it for a while, but now it appears to really have forward momentum, and I couldn’t be happier.
Creed is basically going to focus on Apollo Creed’s grandson, played by Michael B. Jordan, as he learns to be a boxer worthy of his legacy. Who trains him? Why, Rocky Balboa, of course!
Now we learn that the film has a female lead and that she’ll be played by Dear White People and Selma’s Tessa Thompson. I only know her from Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls, but she was good in that! She danced ballet and got a bad abortion from Macy Gray and was slapped by Whoopi Goldberg and all kinds of great stuff. I hope she plays more than just a rote girlfriend role in Creed, but we'll just have to wait and see.