July 1, 2015


Trailer: 'Creed' Sadly a 'Rocky' Spinoff, Not a Scott Stapp Biopic

Creed frontman Scott Stapp recently announced that he lives with bipolar disorder. It was a big moment, one that seemed like he was getting his health on track after a long, rough stretch. We were so happy to hear he's doing well, and we can't wait to see what's next for the courageous man who gave us emotional rock 'n' roll albums like Human Clay and My Own Prison.

It's the perfect moment, really, for a Hollywood biopic about Scott Stapp, the 41-year-old singer behind songs like "What's This Life For" and "One Last Breath." Might as well even name it after his American rock band, Creed. Unfortunately the trailer above is for a, like, Rocky spinoff? About Apollo Creed's son? I don't really know, I've never seen Rocky. See if you can tell. If you look very closely at the 1:39 mark, you won't see GRAMMY-winning frontman Scott Stapp :(

So Creed is definitively a movie affiliated with the Rocky franchise, not the Tallahassee rock band Creed. Michael B. Jordan (Friday Night Lights, the new Fantastic Four) will star as Adonis, offspring of the man Sylvester Stallone-Balboa had boxing fights against in 1976's Rocky and 1979's Rocky II. Still haven't seen Rocky or the subsequent five films, but the internet lent a hand here.

Creed comes from writer/director Ryan Coogler, whose feature-length debut was 2013's Fruitvale Station, which was nominated for a shitload of awards and also starred Michael B. Jordan. An additional, thrilling note about Creed is that Phylicia "Clair Huxtable" Rashad will play the hero's mother, Mary Anne. 

Sylvester Stallone will also be in the movie. Scott Stapp will not be in the movie.