Stallone Posts First Picture From ‘Rocky’ Spinoff

It might just be one picture posted by Sly himself, but it has all Rocky fans excited.

Sylvester Stallone posted the first picture anyone has seen from the Rocky spinoff, Creed, on his Instagram account. The film has been shooting in Philadelphia over the last few weeks.

The picture features Sly and actor Michael B. Jordan, who plays Adonis Johnson, the son of character Apollo Creed.


The new movie features Jordan’s character, who not only feels the need to follow in his father’s footsteps, but tracks down Rocky Balboa, who ends up helping him train. 


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? 

Creed hits theaters November 25. 

Josh Helmuth is the editor of CraveOnline Sports