Sylvester Stallone has announced his completion of the script for the sequel to Creed.
The scene appears to be a fight between Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) and Danny “Stuntman” Wheeler (Andre Ward). Creed knocks a bloody blow to Wheeler, which causes the referee to call off the fight. A commentator says, “Wheeler complaining that he’s fine, that he wants to go on. Adonis Creed is the new champion.”
The scene features dialogue from Rocky (Stallone) and includes the trainer of Creed’s final opponent in the first movie, Tommy Holiday (Graham McTavish), standing up at the end of the fight. One of Wheeler’s assistant trainers from the first movie, Little Duke (Wood Harris), is mentioned in a section that was crossed out.
Stallone also further teases the villain from Rocky IV, Ivan Drago (played by Dolph Lundgren in the original sequel), as having a presence in this film. While Drago isn’t mentioned on these pages, the hashtag “#drago” is used. Drago kills Creed’s father (played by Carl Weathers in the original films) in a boxing match in Rocky IV.
Stallone wrote the first six Rocky movies. His last screenwriting credit was 2014’s The Expendables 3, which he also starred in. Creed was written by Ryan Coogler & Aaron Covington from a story by Coogler.
There’s no word yet on when Creed’s sequel will be released.