The name Sylvester Stallone heralds in Rocky’s name, the character that he made iconic. The 1976 film, Rocky, went on to make Stallone a huge star and also won three Oscars, including Best Picture. Nearly 40 years since the film released, the 68-year old actor was seen on the stone steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, along with co-star Michael B Jordan.
These were the same steps that were made icon by the scene in Rocky, where Sylvester Stallone runs up and triumphantly raises his arms up in the air. The duo was spotted on location to shoot for their film Creed, which is the seventh sequel of the film, Rocky.
Creed will see Stallone, reprising his famous role of Rocky Balboa, while Michel B Jordan will play the role of 28 years old, Adonis Johnson Creed, the son of Rocky’s once opponent and turned friend, Apollo Creed. In the scene, Rocky is training the young gun, having taken him under his tutelage after his father died in a fatal ringside blow, in the fourth installment of the film.
The two actors were in work-out clothes, sporting tracks and jackets. Michael B Jordan sported a bruised look, which showed that the budding boxer and had been beaten up in his last match. Stallone had a facial prosthetic on, showing off a broken nose.
The two relived some iconic scenes from Rocky II where prior to his match against Apollo, Rocky was made to chase chickens in a coup. Rocky is seen to make his student perform the same drill while he stands keeping time with a stop-watch.
Creed, directed by Ryan Coogler, shows how Adonis Creed, who has never seen his father, famous boxer, Apollo, heads over to Philadelphia, after having heard stories of his father’s famous fight with a boxer named Rocky Balboa. Once there, he hunts out Balboa and convinces him to train him. Rocky decides to take him under his wing even though he knows that the opponent Adonis is facing is stronger than he had ever met in the ring.