The whole of Hollywood has been shaken awake by the recent so-called “whiteout” in this year’s slate of Oscar nominees, and has now turned to self-scrutiny about the homogeneity ingrained in the industry. Variety’s striking white-on-white cover design for their Oscar issue proclaimed “SHAME ON US,” a bold declaration that the time to acknowledge some ugly iniquities had finally come. With the demand for change at the institutional level too loud to be ignored, studios have begun to implement measures to right the racial imbalances in showbiz. A new development this week from the Warner Bros.
- Variety: ‘Creed’ Director Ryan Coogler Named as Warner Bros. Creative Talent Ambassador in U.K.
- Hollywood Reporter: Ryan Coogler Named Warner Bros. Creative Talent Ambassador
- Deadline: Ryan Coogler Named First Warner Bros Creative Talent Ambassador
- IndieWire: 'Creed' Director Ryan Coogler Makes History as Warner Bros. Creative Ambassador
Sylvester Stallone and Carl Weathers traded the ring for the red carpet when the two Rocky stars reunited at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. The two posed for photos at the festival this week, where the Creed star accepted the Montecito Award from his former costar. Stallone...
- Variety: Sylvester Stallone Says ‘Creed’ Feels Like Rocky Balboa’s Last Ride
- Badass Digest: Sylvester Stallone Has Mixed Feelings About The Future Of Rocky Balboa
- Cinema Blend: Why Sylvester Stallone Thinks Creed Should Be The Last Rocky Movie
- Screen Crush: Sylvester Stallone Says 'Creed' Will Be His Final Appearance as Rocky
Welcome to the punch…It’s nine years since the Italian Stallion hung up his gloves in Rocky Balboa, part six of Sylvester Stallone’s now four-decade-long
- Hollywood Reporter: LA Film Critics Awards: 'Creed' Director Ryan Coogler "Challenges" Group on Diversity
- Deadline: Sylvester Stallone Wins Golden Globe For Supporting Actor For ‘Creed’
- SlashFilm: Top 20 Stories of the Week: Top 10 of 2015, Creed 2, Tales from the Crypt and More
- The Wrap: Watch Sylvester Stallone Get Standing Ovation for His Golden Globe Win for ‘Creed’ (Video)
In an extended interview with The Hollywood Reporter, actor/writer/director Sylvester Stallone claims he is done making movies as Vietnam vet John Rambo. As pointed out by Slashfilm, Stallone said, “The heart’s willing, but the body says, ‘Stay home!'” Though he’s flirted with a fifth Rambo film over the years — at one point the plot saw Rambo fight “feral beasts” — he stepped back from the idea, saying “It’s like fighters that go back for one last round and get clobbered.
- Cinema Blend: Why Sylvester Stallone Refuses To Play Rambo Again
- We Got This Covered: Sylvester Stallone Calls Time On Rambo, No Plans For Movie Sequel
- Entertainment Weekly: Sylvester Stallone is done playing Rambo
- MovieWeb: Is Sylvester Stallone Done with 'Rambo'?
- JoBlo: Rambo no more; Sylvester Stallone plans to retire iconic role
- The Playlist: Sylvester Stallone Says He's Done With 'Rambo,' Isn't Keen On Developing TV Series
- Fandango Movie Blog: News Briefs: 'Rambo' Is Retired, Says Sylvester Stallone
- Deadline: Sylvester Stallone Goes For The Brass Ring In ‘Creed’ – Featurette
- AintItCool: Sly Stallone Is Rambo No More.
- Variety: Matt Damon Credits Sylvester Stallone for Launching His Career at NBR Dinner
- Deadline: Matt Damon & Sylvester Stallone Upstaged By Nine-Year-Old Jacob Tremblay — National Board Of Review Awards
- Hollywood Reporter: Vet Sylvester Stallone, Youngsters Jacob Tremblay and Abraham Attah Steal Show at NBR Awards
- Badass Digest: Stallone Claims To Be All Done With Rambo
- IndieWire: 'Creed' Oscar Contender Sylvester Stallone is Grateful to Be Back in the Awards Ring
- Screen Crush: Sylvester Stallone Reveals the Plans For a 'Creed' Sequel
- ScreenRant: Sly Stallone Talks Creed 2 Story Ideas; Says He’s Retiring as Rambo
- Latino Review: Sylvester Stallone Has An Idea on How to Reunite Rocky and Apollo for ‘Creed 2’
- SlashFilm: Slyvester Stallone Will Not Make Another ‘Rambo’ Sequel
Variety reports that a sequel to Rocky spin-off Creed is a certainty. MGM CEO Gary Barber told the site, “There’s no doubt that we’re making a Creed 2.” Of course, between that declaration and the film’s eventual release are many steps, including securing director Ryan Coogler, currently in talks to direct Marvel‘s Black Panther.
- JoBlo: Stallone reveals a couple of possible directions for Creed sequel
- The Playlist: 'Creed' Sequel May Reunite Rocky Balboa And Apollo Creed
- SlashFilm: ‘Creed’ Sequel: Will Ryan Coogler Direct? Could Carl Weathers Reprise Apollo Creed?
- MovieWeb: 'Creed 2' May Reunite Rocky and Apollo Creed
- SlashFilm: See Michael B. Jordan Knocked Out on the Set of ‘Creed’
The Wrap has learned that Tessa Thompson is in early talks to star in ANNIHILATION, director Alex Garland's adaptation of the Jeff VanderMeer novel of the same name. The CREED and DEAR WHITE PEOPLE actress is considering several other offers, but if Thompson does sign on, she'll be joining the previously cast Natalie Portman and Gina Rodriguez. Although there's no details on the role... Read More...
- Screen Crush: Alex Garland's 'Annihilation' Eyes 'Creed' Star Tessa Thompson
- We Got This Covered: Creed Star Tessa Thompson Circling Key Role In Alex Garland’s Annihilation
- SlashFilm: Alex Garland’s ‘Annihilation’ Eyes ‘Creed’ Star Tessa Thompson
- The Wrap: ‘Creed’s’ Tessa Thompson Eyed to Join Natalie Portman, Gina Rodriguez in ‘Annihilation’ (Exclusive)
- Deadline: Alex Garland On Directing ‘Ex Machina’ And ‘Annihilation:’ It Was “A Relief” To Stop Writing Novels
- Thompson on Hollywood: 'Ex Machina' Screenplay Contender Alex Garland Gets Ready for 'Annihilation'
- Entertainment Weekly: 'Creed' breakout Tessa Thompson joining sci-fi film with Natalie Portman, Gina Rodriguez
As the seventh installment in the Rocky franchise and a soft-reboot in its own right, Creed had a lot to live up to. The film tells the story of boxing champion Apollo Creed’s son Adonis, (Michael B. Jordan) as he fights to emerge from his father’s long shadow, training with Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) and struggling to achieve greatness.
- The Playlist: Sylvester Stallone Explains How It Took 2 Years For Ryan Coogler To Convince Him To Make 'Creed'
- JoBlo: It took Ryan Coogler two years to convince Sylvester Stallone to make Creed
- MovieWeb: Marvel's 'Black Panther' Gets 'Creed' Director Ryan Coogler
- Variety: Why ‘Creed’ Was Sylvester Stallone’s Toughest Role
- ScreenRant: Ryan Coogler Confirmed as Marvel’s Black Panther Director
- Dark Horizons: Next "Assassin's Creed" Delayed To 2017
- Hollywood Reporter: 'Creed': Watch Michael B. Jordan Get Knocked Out for 'Rocky' Initiation Ritual
There are a few reasons to be tentatively excited about the Assassin’s Creed movie — Michael Fassbender is starring in and producing the adaptation, re-teaming with his Macbeth director Justin Kurzel and co-star Marion Cotillard for what may very well be the first truly good movie based on a video game. A new image from the film has arrived online, with Fassbender in costume as his character’s 15th century counterpart alongside co-star Ariane Labed. Continue reading…
- Vulture: Michael Fassbender Did Not Play Assassin's Creed Before Signing on to the Movie; Did We Expect Him to?
- Comic Book Movie: First Official Image From ASSASSIN'S CREED Featuring X-MEN Star Michael Fassbender
- Entertainment Weekly: See Michael Fassbender and Ariane Labed in 'Assassinâs Creed'
- Thompson on Hollywood: Best of the Week: Hardy and Iñárritu on 'The Revenant,' Tarantino on the Walk of Fame, Coogler on 'Creed,' and More
Will 'Creed' push Sylvester Stallone into the race?
- Dark Horizons: VOTD: "Creed" Director Breaks Down Single Shot
- JoBlo: Awesome Art We've Found Around The Net: Creed, Deadpool, Pyscho, Tron
- SlashFilm: Watch Director Ryan Coogler Break Down That Fantastic ‘Creed’ Long Shot
- Screen Crush: Watch 'Creed' Director Ryan Coogler Break Down That Incredible Single-Take Fight Scene
Creed is great. It’s certainly better than most people thought it could be, with intensely great performances from Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone (mounting his own comeback of sorts) and the scene-stealing Tessa Thompson, and Ryan Coogler proving himself as a more-than-competent director with his first blockbuster film. Given Rocky’s history of sequels and that Creed essentially passes the torch to Jordan’s eponymous fighter, could we see the actor return for another round? Continue reading…
- Vulture: Michael B. Jordan Isn’t Hanging Up His Boxing Gloves Just Yet, Expresses Interest in a Creed Sequel
- Variety: Michael B. Jordan Says He’d Do a ‘Creed’ Sequel
- Entertainment Weekly: Michael B. Jordan says heâd love to make a 'Creed' sequel
- Dark Horizons: "Creed" Star Would Return For Sequel
- IndieWire: All the 'Rocky' References in 'Creed' (We Think)
- HitFix: 7 'Creed' moments that made me cry