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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Michael B. Jordan attends the Dick's Sporting Goods 'We Could Be King' Premiere during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival at Sunshine Landmark on April 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival)NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 13: Actor Sylvester Stallone attends the 'Rocky' Broadway opening night after party at Roseland Ballroom on March 13, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Rocky Balboa
is taking a much-deserved break from top-lining feature films, but the franchise will live on.

According to “The Hollywood Reporter,” filmmaker Ryan Coogler is making a film centered on the legacy of Apollo Creed, played by Carl Weathers in the “Rocky” films.

Rising star Michael B. Jordan (“Fruitvale Station”) and Sylvester Stallone, who played the title character in all of the movies, which will focus on “the boxer’s family and where they are now, years on from Creed’s highs and lows in the ring…”

Coogler explained that he went to Sly Stallone himself with the concept and got his “blessing.” He and Jordan previously worked together on “Fruitvale,” which he wrote and directed.

Though it has since been adapted for Broadway, the most recent movie in the franchise, “Rocky Balboa,” bowed in 2006, following the aging character getting back in the ring three decades after the original.

What do you think of a “Creed” spinoff? Are you sick of the sequels or excited about a different take on the “Rocky” movies?

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