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86th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

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Not many movie franchises are as successful as the Rocky film series, releasing its 7th installment this fall. The original Rocky movie was first released 39 years ago in 1976. Rocky Balboa, played by Sylvester Stallone, was the main character who fought in every movie up until 2006’s Rocky Balboa. It’s been 9 years since Rocky’s last fight and he isn’t doing much fighting anymore. There’s a new star as the title indicates, and his name is Adonis Creed, the son of Rocky’s foe turned bff, Apollo Creed. Played by Fruitvale Station’s Michael B. Williams, Adonis didn’t care much for his father but finds himself being mentored and trained by Rocky. The film is directed by Fruitvale Station’s Ryan Coogler. Looks like this film is going to give the Rocky brand some new life. Check out the trailer below:

Rocky movies in order:

Rocky I (1976), Rocky II (1979), Rocky III (1982), Rocky IV (1985), Rocky V (1990), Rocky Balboa (2006), Creed (2015).

 

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