Deadline reports that Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler is set to direct and co-write Creed, a film about the grandson of Apollo Creed, the boxer from the Rocky series. Not only that, but his Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan is in talks to play Creed 2.0. Maybe the most surprising part is the idea didn't come from some franchise-loving exec, but Coogler, who called Creed the project of his dreams. The movie will follow Creed 2.0, who was raised rich by a family who didn't want him to box. However, Creed 2.0 has natural ability and decides to look for a mentor to help train him to be a champion. Rocky Balboa will be that trainer, because, of course. It's hard to tell if this movie will be amazing or terrible, but either way, it will be fun to see Jordan in American flag short-shorts.
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