Warner Bros. has debuted a new behind-the-scenes featurette for "Creed," the upcoming "Rocky" spinoff starring Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan.
Titled "Generations," the video looks at the genesis of the film, which reaches back into the childhood of "Fruitvale Station" director Ryan Coogler, who approached Stallone with the idea for the film.
"I thought, how interesting that someone of this generation would like a story that started two generations ago," Stallone says with a chuckle. "Then I started to become very intrigued."
Opening Nov. 26, "Creed" stars Jordan as Adonis Johnson, whose father, heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, died before he was born. With boxing in his blood, Adonis travels to Philadelphia to track down Rocky Balboa (Stallone) to train him to be a fighter. Despite his insistence that he’s out of the fighting game, Rocky recognizes in Adonis the same strength and determination he knew in Apollo, and agrees to train the young boxer, even as the former champion battles an opponent more deadly than any he faced in the ring.
“Creed” also stars Phylicia Rashad as Apollo’s widow, Tessa Thompson Adonis’ love interest, and real-life boxer Anthony Bellew as “Pretty” Ricky Conlan.