What the Hell? New Rocky Movie to Feature Apollo’s Grandson?



“Ain’t nothin’ over till it’s over.”

And if it’s a property that MGM owns – think Red Dawn, Bond and Robocop – it’ll NEVER be over. Rocky Balboa was supposed to bring closure to the series, and even allow for the possibility that you could ignore all the middle films yet have the first and last play as two halves of one tale. But in a bending-over-backwards move that Deadline is spinning as a passion project for Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler, the franchise is going for a reboot with Creed, in which Apollo’s spoiled, rich grandson learns the value of hard work when he trains under Rocky.

Yes, Rocky, I am a little bit scared. On the other hand, if they want to do an all-out Rocky Babies franchise featuring the grandkids of Drago, Clubber Lang and Uncle Paulie’s robot, I think I’d be okay with that…but it would have to be animated.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist