Remember the scene in the original “Rocky” (“Rocky II”) when trainer Mickey makes Rocky chase around a chicken as part of his training, because, as Mickey told Rocky when he asked, “Chicken chasing is how we used to do it in the old days”? Well, it looks like Ryan Coogler’s “Rocky” spin-off “Creed,” which stars Michael B. Jordan and Rocky himself, Sylvester Stallone, might just include a similar scene – this time with older Rocky training the son of Balboa’s late rival (Apollo Creed), Adonis Creed.
“It’s how we used to do it in the old days,” Rocky will probably say in reply when Adonis asks him why he’s making him chase chickens. Passing it on…
Although the pair just may be fooling around between takes; unless Stallone really is training Jordan, to prep him for the film.
The pics within this post are courtesy of Yahoo Movies.
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 also co-stars Tessa Thompson. The film 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 (typically when studios unload their Oscar-worthy material) is also noteworthy. And the Academy seems to love a good boxing drama (see “Rocky,” “Million Dollar Baby,” “Raging Bull,” and “The Fighter” to start). This year will see the release of at least 2 of them that just might be in contention for Oscars – the other being Antoine Fuqua’s “Southpaw” which stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a fighter on the rebound, and Forest Whitaker as his trainer.
In case you need a refresher, at the bottom of this post is the “chicken chase” scene from the original “Rocky.”
Here’s the original: