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Michael B. Jordan is ''ripped'' for his role in the 'Rocky' sequel 'Creed'. The 28-year-old actor has been cast as Adonis Johnson Creed - the grandson of Rocky's most famous opponent and friend Apollo Creed, who was played by Carl Weathers in previous films in the franchise - and is in fight-ready shape for the role, according to world renowned boxing announcer Michael Buffer. The announcer - who also stars in the film - told the New York Post newspaper: ''He could get in the ring today and hold his own against anyone.'' Meanwhile, it was recently revealed that scenes for the much -anticipated new film are to be shot in the UK. Training scenes for the film - which will see Sylvester Stallone reprise his role as legendary fighter Rocky Balboa for a seventh time - will be shot in London after bosses »
Jessica Simpson and her younger sister, Ashlee, stepped out for a double date with their husbands, Eric Johnson and Evan Ross, in La on Thursday night. The group attended a screening of Sylvester Stallone's film The Gleeson Project in Venice Beach, CA, and were all smiles while posing for photos together and with their guys. Jessica looked stunning in a black and white jumpsuit while showing Pda with Eric, and Ashlee covered up her growing baby bump in a red maxi dress and long sweater; she and Evan are currently expecting a baby girl, and she'll join Ashlee's 6-year-old son, Bronx, from her previous marriage to rocker Pete Wentz. We recently saw Ashlee flaunting her belly in a bikini during a trip to Mexico, and Jessica has been keeping busy sharing sweet Instagram snaps of her little ones, Maxwell and Ace. Keep reading to see photos of Ashlee and Jessica's night out in La. »
While Paramount mostly focused on two films during their CinemaCon presentation (Terminator Genisys and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation), Warner Bros. took a different path by showcasing almost every one of their upcoming movies with the stars of each film introducing the footage to attendees. It was like a movie premiere that had every major star in Hollywood in attendance. Here’s some of the people that took the stage for the WB panel: Reese Witherspoon, Sofia Vergara, Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Doug Ellin, Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez, Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, director Scott Cooper, Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Teresa Palmer, Luke Bracey, and others that I am sure I’m forgetting. Shortly after the presentation ended I sat down with Peter from /film and recorded »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
You’ve got to give it to Warner Bros., they don’t mess around. Not content to bring out the stars from a couple of its biggest upcoming hits, the studio managed to corral the leads from almost all the films on its slate, parading A-listers through the Caesar’s Palace Colosseum like so many cocktail waitresses. But among all the many exciting properties on display, the one that most impressed was a first look at the MGM co-produced Creed, Ryan Coogler’s Rocky spin-of.Walking on stage accompanied by stars Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone, Coogler described how this very personal film sprang from his relationship with his own father. Starring Jordan as Adonis Creed, son of Carl Weathers’ Apollo, who died fighting Ivan Danko (Dolph Lundgren) in Rocky IV, the film is the story of a boy born into boxing royalty but who wants to earn his »
Las Vegas - Warner Bros. is still the grand old lady of Hollywood and the studio brought out a slew of stars for its annual CinemaCon presentation. They also, unlike some of their sister studios, pretty much went through their entire slate for 2015 and dipped a toe into 2016. What really got us percolating, however, were the first signs of a Johnny Depp comeback. Depp, who hasn't had a real hit since 2011's "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," wasn't physically in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, but his appearance in an extended preview for Scott Cooper's "Black Mass" was revelatory. "Mass" is a biopic about the notorious Boston mafia boss Whitey Bulger who spent 16 years on the run from the FBI. The footage begins with Depp as Bulger at what appears to be a card game or dinner. He begins to joke around with John Morris (David Harbour). Within minutes, »
- Gregory Ellwood
Over the course of film history, we've seen plenty of long-time actors step behind the camera to take up their directorial ambitions. Clint Eastwood did it. Mel Gibson did it. George Clooney did it. What do these three have in commonc Well, for starters, they are all men, so there's that. Further, they are all white, but more on that later. More to the point of the article, these men all eased into their directorial careers by starring in their respective debuts, using their presence on screen to help market their talents off it. And with his feature directorial effort The Water Diviner, which hits limited theaters this week, Russell Crowe is just the most recent addition to a growing list of actors who have decided to try their hand behind the camera. Like Eastwood, Gibson, and Clooney before him, the Best Actor winner stars in his first feature as director, »
- Jordan Benesh
Jason Statham is now a bona fide Hollywood actor, but like many others he paid his dues with some smaller roles on his way up.
One of those has since emerged online - a video of Statham go-go dancing in a Shamen video in the 1990s. You can see him in all his glory from 36 seconds in, as well as later.
In the video for 'Comin' On', Statham appears oiled up and dancing behind the electronic dance music band, wearing cheetah-print briefs.
The actor is more recently known for his hardman roles in projects like the Expendables and Transporter series.
Statham has recently revealed he is happy to do as many Expendables films as Sylvester Stallone wants.
He is currently the main villain in Furious 7. »
"To survive a war, you gotta become war." Don't mess with Rambo. Our friends at Grey Matter Art have unveiled an officially licensed printed for Rambo: First Blood Part II starring Sylvester Stallone as they continue to reveal art in their Rambo series. This new print is by artist Anthony Petrie (known best for his fantastic movie map art) featuring Rambo with his bow & arrow from the second movie. The variant version of this print changes the background and colors a bit, making it almost look like it was printed on metal (though that doesn't seem to be the case). Prints are priced $45/$55 and go on sale next week. Take a look. Here's the Rambo: First Blood Part II screenprint artwork by Anthony Petrie being sold by Grey Matter Art. And here's the variant version of the Rambo: First Blood Part II print, click it for full. This runs $10 more. »
- Alex Billington
Viewers in the UK who woke up thinking “Did I really see Sylvester Stallone in an ad for Warburtons bread last night?” may be reassured to know Sly is still working the day job. His Instagram account has played host to a production still of him in action with Michael B. Jordan for upcoming Rocky spin-off Creed. Here’s the pic:
The plot sees Jordan as the son – named Adonis! – of Carl Weathers’ legendary opponent track down his late father’s old sparring partner Rocky Balboa (Stallone) so he can be trained up as slugger par excellence. As you may remember Weathers exited the franchise during part IV back in the mid-Eighties, when a fledgling Dolph Lundgren beat him to a fatal pulp.
- Steve Palace
X-Men: Apocalypse: Olivia Munn (Magic Mike) will join the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse. Director Bryan Singer made the announcement via social media that Munn will be playing Betsy Braddock, aka Psylocke, a superpowered ninja. The movie is due for release on May 27, 2016. [Instagram] Creed: Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan (Fantastic Four) are featured in the first official image from Creed. Stallone released the photo via a social media account, with the caption: "Get ready to go for it!" Jordan plays the grandson of Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), while Stallone will reprise his role as Rocky Balboa, this time as a trainer and mentor to the young boxer. Look for it in theaters on November 25. [HeyUGuys] Captain Marvel: Nicole Perlman...
- Peter Martin
There have been a couple of pictures out in the world from Ryan Coogler’s Rocky spin-off Creed, but this must be considered the... um... money shot? Point your eyes towards the image above of Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan training in the boxing ring.Written by Coogler and Aaron Covington, Creed follows the exploits of Adonis Creed (Jordan), the grandson of Apollo, who met a bloody, fist-driven death at the hands of Dolph Lundgren’s Ivan Drago in Rocky IV. While Adonis never knew his grandfather, he feels the fire of the boxer coursing through his veins and heads to Philadelphia to seek out Rocky Balboa (Stallone).Hoping that Rocky will train him, Adonis battles through the older fighter’s insistence that he’s out of the game, and Rocky sees the strength and determination of his fierce rival and, later, closet friend in the young man. Reluctantly agreeing to help him out, »
Sylvester Stallone has given “Rocky” fans the first look at upcoming spinoff “Creed,” starring Michael B. Jordan. The photo shows Stallone in character as Rocky Balboa training the grandson of his fellow boxing alumnus, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), who was permanently knocked out by Russian boxer Ivan Drago during an exhibition match in “Rocky IV.” “Creed,” which is currently shooting in Philadelphia, is being directed by Ryan Coogler, who caught Hollywood’s eye in 2013 when he wrote and directed “Fruitvale Station.” Jordan played the lead role in the film, which was based on the real-life story of Oscar Grant, who was. »
- Greg Gilman
Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan re-team for boxing drama "Creed," after winning much acclaim for their first pairing, "Fruitvale Station," in 2013. The "Rocky" spin-off, which also co-stars the original Rocky, Sylvester Stallone, as well as Tessa Thompson, will see Rocky Balboa acting as a trainer and mentor to the son of one of his previous opponents, Apollo Creed, as he preps to follow in his father's footsteps in the ring. All eyes will probably be very interested in seeing what Coogler does next, so I anticipate that this won't be a project lacking in press and critical attention when it's released in November. The month of its release »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Director Simon West made Tomb Raider, The Expendables 2 and Con Air, and has shuttled stars such as Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie and Sylvester Stallone to some of their biggest box-office successes. He’s a blockbuster film-maker, but his new film – Salty – couldn’t be more indie.
West has invited public investors, by using the equity crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom, to buy shares in Salty in order to fund production. The project has broken UK crowdfunding records, reaching £1.9m last month. This is the first time members of the public have been given the chance to buy shares in a film’s major returns, so now all eyes are on Salty – to see what West can deliver for his many investors. »
- Kerry Flint
The photo, which Stallone shared on Instagram, features the actor alongside "Creed" star Michael B. Jordan, who plays Adonis Johnson, the son of the late "Rocky" favorite Apollo Creed. "Creed" focuses on Adonis's quest to become a heavyweight champion, just like the father who died before he was born.
Get ready to go for it!
A photo posted by Sly Stallone (@officialslystallone) on Apr 12, 2015 at 10:51am Pdt
In "Creed," Adonis travels to Philadelphia to seek out Rocky for guidance and help training. That's purportedly what's happening in the photo that Stallone shared, though we question Rocky's choice to wear a fedora in the ring.
- Katie Roberts
X-Men: Apocalypse: Olivia Munn (Magic Mike) will join the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse. Director Bryan Singer made the announcement via social media that Munn will be playing Betsy Braddock, aka Psylocke, a superpowered ninja. The movie is due for release on May 27, 2016. [Instagram] Creed: Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan (Fantastic Four) are featured in the first official image from Creed. Stallone released the photo via a social media account, with the caption:...
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The first time I really took notice of Michael B. Jordan was the back-to-back combination of "Chronicle" and his work on "Parenthood." What was immediately apparent was that Jordan was a remarkably poised young man, someone with an intensity that felt like it was grounded in a profound decency. Working with Ryan Coogler, Jordan garnered a fair amount of justifiable attention and praise for "Fruitvale Station," an angry and heartfelt look at just one of the many murders committed against unarmed young black men by police officers in this country, a film that now feels vaguely ahead of its time, sadly. The two of them got a big bump out of that movie, as often happens. And as they got that big bump and made the jump from indie to studio, it could have easily ended up being a superhero film or a science-fiction movie, but it ended up being »
- Drew McWeeny
Michael B. Jordan is quickly moving up the ranks of Hollywood's elite, and his next two movies might take him to the next level. Following the Fantastic Four, he's starring in the Rocky franchise's spinoff, Creed. He's playing Adonis Creed, the son of Rocky's former rival, Apollo, who - spoiler alert - died in Rocky IV. We don't have a ton of details about the plot of the film, but we do have the first picture from the movie. It's nice to see Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) is back and training Adonis. Might we expect to see some shirtless pictures of Jordan's bulked-up body soon? Let's hope so. The movie is due out on Nov. 25! Get ready to go for it! A photo posted by Sly Stallone (@officialslystallone) on Apr 12, 2015 at 10:51am Pdt »
Michael B. Jordan is stepping into the ring! Jordan's co-star Sylvester Stallone took to his Instagram page yesterday to share the first photo of the 28-year-old boxing in his upcoming movie Creed, a spinoff from the Rocky franchise. "Get ready to go for it!" the 68-year-old acting legend captioned the pic. The action shot shows Jordan and his character Adonis Creed, the son of Rocky Balboa's rival-turned-friend Apollo. Jordan looks ready to rumble as he stands with clenched fists in the ring dressed in black and white sporting gear. Meanwhile, Stallone coaches him on some punching moves from the side. Creed will be Stallone's seventh film in the Rocky franchise and his latest since »
Hugo Boss is out ... Nike is in -- at least that's the way it seems when it comes to the "Rocky" franchise ... with Apollo Creed's grandson decked out in Swoosh gear on the set of the upcoming "Creed" movie. But get this -- there's no official sponsorship deal in play ... it's as simple as Nike sent over a bunch of free stuff to the set and essentially said, "Feel free to use this in your new movie. »
- TMZ Staff
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