Donnie and Bianca settle in Los Angeles to be closer with Mary Anne, where Bianca learns that she's pregnant. 26 Esta secuela del spin-off de la eterna saga ‘Rocky’ retoma la historia de Adonis Creed, hijo del malogrado Apolo, para situarle en el que será el combate más duro y personal de su carrera. "[27] Stephanie Zacharek of Time says, "Jordan’s face, in particular, is the kind you feel protective of. His relationship with Rocky is complicated, too. Adonis finds it hard to get anyone in Los Angeles to train him due to his father's death in the ring, particularly after he suffers an embarrassing loss in an open challenge sparring match to WBA/WBC/Ring Magazine heavyweight champion Danny "Stuntman" Wheeler (and his car, which he offered as a prize). Adonis was then called out by Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago. Donnie, overwhelmed, rushes into the fight and gets seriously injured, but wins when Viktor is disqualified for punching Donnie when he is down. Adonis and Bianca head out for dinner and are caught by surprise when the television in the restaurant is footage of Viktor Drago (Ivan Drago's son) calling out Adonis to a boxing match, a callout that was facilitated by a boxing promoter named Buddy Marcelle. [24] A.O. Relationships He was having trouble getting around, having trouble carrying stuff. Film(s) However, Adonis and Bianca's fears are realised when the child is born with progressive hearing loss, with Amara now in his life, Adonis comes to terms with the fact that he needs to be more open with the people closest to him. Upon winning the championship, Adonis decides it's the right time to propose to Bianca Taylor (Adonis' longtime girlfriend). CreedCreed II Jordan states of Donnie, "My character is living in the shadow of his dad, who is arguably the greatest fighter that ever lived, and he really has to embrace that to move forward. He is diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, but refuses to undergo chemotherapy, remembering that it wasn't enough to save his wife, Adrian. Donnie gets a match with Leo "The Lion" Sporino (Gabriel Rosado), the son of a trainer, who originally wanted Rocky to coach his son. Before the match, Bianca comes to their hotel at Rocky's behest, and the two reconcile. Scott of The New York Times wrote that, "Donnie is a complex character with a complex fate. Upon learning about this, Michael B. Jordan agreed to deliberately shoot such a case for this film, citing "If you can take it, so can I", thus keeping the "tradition" alive. Adonis knocked Wheeler out in the 4th round and became the new WBC Heavyweight Champion. Later, Donnie goes to Bianca's apartment to apologize and explain the situation. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Meanwhile, Light Heavyweight Champion "Pretty" Ricky Conlan, due to gun charges, is heading to prison, which will effectively end his career, is gearing up for his final fight against Danny "Stuntman" Wheeler. Donnie is reluctant due to his desire to forge his own legacy. Male However, Donnie's persistence eventually wins Rocky over. For me he was kind of like this mythical figure, my father, similar to what Rocky was for him. Revista Sputnik: Creed: El hijo de Apollo a la altura de la leyenda Con tecnología de Blogger . Wins The older fighter is a mentor and a father figure, to be sure, but he also needs someone to take care of him, especially when illness adds a melodramatic twist to the plot. It worked and the fight went into the tenth round, Viktor had never gone past the fourth and began to fatigue (to feel extreme tiredness resulting from mental or physical exertion or illness). As a result, he is sent to solitary confinement. He moves in with Rocky to train for the upcoming match. He then moved up to heavyweight where he won a title eliminator by knockout, earning himself a shot against the heavyweight champion, Danny Wheeler. With every role, he seems to delight in the unfolding of his talent, and to pass his excitement along to the audience. "[20][21] Donnie pays tribute to Rocky, his father, and his country by wearing the classic American flag shorts in his debut professional match that Apollo and Balboa sported in their bouts against Ivan Drago. Adonis seeks advice from Rocky, but it doesn't seem to help his nerves. Coogler contacted Jordan and presented him with the role of Apollo Creed's son. [18] Jordan states of Adonis, "My character is living in the shadow of his dad, who is arguably the greatest fighter that ever lived, and he really has to embrace that to move forward. Having given up boxing, and believing Apollo wouldn't want his son to be a fighter, Rocky rejects his offer. However, after a stranger refers to Adonis as "baby creed", Adonis becomes very upset, and attacks the stranger in a fit of rage, prompting security to restrain him. Donnie talks with Rocky, who doesn't want Donnie to take the fight because of what happened thirty-three years earlier. Adonis "Donnie" Johnson Creed, (born Adonis Johnson), is the protagonist and titular character from the Rocky film series sequel Creed (2015). Although Apollo Creed's boxing style was based on Muhammad Ali's, Adonis uses a different style. However, despite the domination, Adonis wins the fight by disqualification because Viktor punched him when he was down on one knee, knocking him out. "[25] David Sims of The Atlantic said, "Coogler and Jordan...create a protagonist of color who avoids the stereotypes of many of Hollywood’s black heroes while still being celebrated as one. However, Bianca deems Adonis to be too dangerous to approach and orders him to leave immediately in order to protect herself. Undaunted, Adonis moves out of his mother's residence and travels to Philadelphia in hopes of seeking out his father's best friend and former rival, Rocky. Losses Born While Rocky is still sick, he still trains Adonis in the hospital room and back in his house. Adonis spends the first several years of his life in foster care and juvenile hall, until he is subsequently adopted by Mary Anne Creed, Apollo's widow. Boxing Statistics Businessman (early 20? Conlan's manager, Tommy Holiday, learns about Adonis Creed, son of Apollo Creed and urges Conlan to take the fight, telling him that it would make millions because of the Creed name. Holiday meets with Rocky and Adonis, demanding that he should use the name Creed if he wants a shot at the light heavyweight title. However, on weekends, he sneaks out to Tijuana to fight professional boxing matches against unheralded opponents, and maintains an undefeated 15–0 record. Unlike Bradley, who is a welterweight, or Rocky, a heavyweight, Adonis is a light heavyweight boxer. Hair colour Adonis and Bianca Taylor head to Los Angeles where they buy a spacious apartment and then visit Mary Anne Creed. The match takes place in Conlan's hometown of Liverpool, England, where Adonis is antagonised by Conlan at the press conference. En ella, el boxeador protagonista, de nuevo acompañado de su inseparable mentor Rocky Balboa, deberá enfrentarse nada menos que al hijo de Ivan Drago; el hombre que mató a su padre en el cuadrilátero. [18] Donnie' hubris initially causes him to refuse to embrace the name Creed, instead using his mother's surname, Johnson. He is the youngest biological son of Apollo Creed. Despite his education and job, Adonis chose to pursue boxing on the side, fighting in Mexico. However, Rocky sees in Adonis the drive and determination in himself and Apollo when he was younger, and concedes in training him. As a result, he is sent to solitary confinement. Bianca Taylor (fiancée) Upon arriving, Adonis meets with Tony "Duke" Evers son, Tony ''Little Duke'' Evers who is now running the academy. Creed wearing the classic USA trunks in homage to his father Apollo Creed during his fight against Ricky Conlan. Later on, a frustrated Donnie is about to attend a concert, where Bianca is about to perform. Adonis discovers pamphlets about the disease in Rocky's coat pocket after another late night training session, where Rocky tells Adonis that they are not family and that he has nothing to live for now that Adrian, his best friend and brother-in-law Paulie Pennino, Apollo and his old coach Mickey Goldmill, have died, and his son, Robert Jr., has moved away to Vancouver. Adonis Creed se debate entre las obligaciones personales y el entrenamiento para su próxima gran pelea, con el desafío de su vida por delante. 1 Donnie is then arrested for assault and sent to jail. Traditionally, he was the product of the incestuous love Smyrna (Myrrha) entertained for her own father, the Syrian king Theias. Adonis Creed y Rocky Balboa están de regreso en nuestras salas con la continuación de la historia del hijo de Apollo Creed. Donnie finds it hard to get anyone in Los Angeles to train him due to his father's death in the ring, particularly after he suffers an embarrassing loss in a sparring match to light heavyweight contender Danny "Stuntman" Wheeler (Andre Ward). Adonis becomes upset that Balboa doesn't think he can win and gives Rocky an ultimatum that he will take the fight with or without Rocky, who declines. In the second match, Donnie is more accustomed to Viktor by fighting more comfortably in close range. Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler had previously worked on Fruitvale Station together in 2013. However, Donnie and Bianca's fears are realized when the child is born deaf. Although he loses by split decision, Adonis gains the respect and admiration of Conlan and everyone watching. At the beginning of Creed II, Donnie defeats Wheeler for the WBC World Heavyweight Championship by KO in the 4th round. Adonis Johnson Creed He lives a life of luxury and maintains a stable white collar job, only to abandon it to pursue a lifelong dream of becoming a professional boxer. His relationship with Rocky Balboa is complicated, too. Adonis continues to struggle, unable to enter the gym and unable to leave the dark place he is in, Mary Anne eventually reaches out to Rocky, who comes out west to reconcile with Adonis. Creed 2, a pesar de no estar a la altura de su predecesora, ofrece un camino de crecimiento para el personaje principal, Adonis Creed, así como un arco emotivo y concluyente para Rocky Balboa. [24] However, Adonis' shorts have the name Johnson on the back and Creed on the front, symbolising that he can both preserve his father's legacy and still make his own. Adonis infuriated visits Balboa's home in the middle of the night and tells him that he needs to take the fight. Family Gritty, Soulful 'Creed' Goes the Distance", "Is Rocky franchise installment 'Creed' worth seeing? Adonis Johnson "Donnie" Creed (born June 1, 1986) is a heavyweight boxer and current WBC Heavyweight Champion. However, after a stranger insults him and his father, Donnie becomes irate, and attacks the stranger in a fit of rage, prompting security to restrain him. In Rocky’s prime, he was fighting bums. Viktor had been dominating the Heavyweight Division in Ukraine, stringing together several knockout victories before deciding to arrive in the United States and challenge Adonis. Weight Undaunted, Donnie moves out of his mother's residence and travels to Philadelphia in hopes of seeking out his father's best friend and former rival, Rocky (Sylvester Stallone). Before the match, Bianca comes to their hotel at Rocky's behest, and the two reconcile. Adonis is torn between trying to preserve his father's legacy and build his own. Viktor has never had to fight past the 4th round, and while Viktor is winning on points, Adonis uses his stamina to his advantage later in the fight despite having his ribs broken again. Adonis finds it challenging to tell Mary Anne that he is accepting the fight and continues putting it off, but she knows something is up and suspects that Bianca is pregnant, she points out Bianca's glowing skin and oily hair, seeming certain that she is indeed pregnant. Biographical Information And so when he got sick he was losing his strength because he had a muscular condition. ", "Michael B. Jordan On Filming Intense Boxing Scenes in 'Creed': There Were 'Some Body Punches, "How Michael B. Jordan Got His Fit Body for 'Creed, "Did Michael B. Jordan Really Box In 'Creed'? By 2018 (Creed II), Adonis had moved up to heavyweight and was set to fight the heavyweight champion, Danny Wheeler. Prior to the fight, Sporino's father learns that Donnie is in fact Apollo Creed's son. And ... if you do that consistently for about 10 months your body will change. Gender [12] Donnie has been described as "arrogant",. Donnie, having retained the title, visits Apollo's grave with Bianca and Amara, where he makes peace with his dad for carrying on his legacy while also building his own. If you sleep on him in the street he might put you to sleep. Mary Anne Creed (Phylicia Rashad), Apollo's widow, meets with Donnie and adopts him; informing him that he is Apollo Creed's son (sired from an extramarital affair). Prueba el entrenamiento de Michael B. Jordan, el mismo que usó para construir el cuerpo de Adonis Creed. With Amara now in his life, Donnie comes to terms with the fact that he needs to be more open with the people closest to him. As a result, he is sent to solitary confinement. After some early struggles, Donnie shocks the world by giving Conlan all he can handle. Mary Anne eventually reaches out to Rocky, who comes out west to pay a visit with Donnie. He attempts to receive training at the Delphi Boxing Academy, the same place his father trained in Los Angeles. Seventeen years later in 2015, Adonis (using his biological mother's last name Johnson) is a young college graduate working at a securities firm. 24 Soon, Donnie resigns from his securities firm job to pursue his dream of becoming a boxer. Adonis, in Greek mythology, a youth of remarkable beauty, the favourite of the goddess Aphrodite (identified with Venus by the Romans). Adonis then meets up with Rocky, explaining that he is going to use the name Creed and fight against Ricky Conlan, but only if Rocky gets treatment for his illness. Adonis was pummelled in their first encounter, suffering from a broken orbital bone, broken ribs, ruptured lung, and a concussion, but he won the fight by disqualification because Viktor punched him when he was down. While Rocky is still sick, he still trains Donnie in the hospital room and back in his house. In 2015 (Creed), Adonis chooses to pursue boxing full-time and quits his job, seeking out Rocky Balboa to train him in Philadelphia. Mary Anne vehemently opposes Adonis' plot of becoming a boxer, remembering how her husband was killed in the ring during a match against Ivan Drago thirty years ago and how Rocky Balboa was forced into retirement after suffering brain damage. He promises to be there for his family, but asks them to be there for him. He is the youngest biological son of Apollo Creed. At the end of the fight, Rocky tells Adonis that this is his journey now, hugging him, and giving his farewell. Con el mismo elenco, pero sin Ryan Coogler (Black Panther) en la silla de director, esta vez el responsable de la dirección es Steven Caple Jr, un director con sólo una película más en su repertorio que logra elevar esta secuela a la altura que se merece. Somos Adonis Creed y construimos toda nuestra carrera en la sombra de lo logrado por el legendario Apollo, ... Todos los luchadores ofrecen variables de tamaño, altura y peso, lo cual hace que pararnos delante de cada uno sea una experiencia en si misma. Michael Bakari Jordan (Santa Ana, California; 9 de febrero de 1987), popularmente conocido como Michael B. Jordan, es un actor y productor estadounidense.Es afamado por interpretar al personaje de Erik Killmonger, el primo y enemigo de T'Challa, en Black Panther (2018), y a Adonis Creed, hijo del boxeador ficticio Apollo Creed, en Creed (2015). He immediately notes that Adonis is well-educated and comes from a wealthy background, which contrasts Rocky's own upbringing. In the second fight, Adonis is more accustomed to Viktor Drago by fighting more comfortably in close range, and due to his sessions training his body to absorb substantial impact repeatedly he is able to withstand Viktor's deadly strikes. Scenes where he runs through Philadelphia followed by cheering kids on bikes are especially memorable—they celebrate the film’s myth-making without putting the hero on an unreachable pedestal. During this time, the boxing world continues to move forward with Viktor establishing himself as the number one boxer in the world, despite not having the championship. Mary Anne sends Donnie his father's iconic American flag boxing shorts; the back of the shorts bearing the name Johnson and the front bearing the name Creed. Instead, this revitalizing crowd-pleaser solidifies my belief that these two have the potential to create really great art. After Donnie wins the fight in a 2nd-round KO, Sporino's father alerts the media of Donnie' parentage. Adonis was the result of an affair that Apollo had with an unknown woman. After Conlan breaks Wheeler's jaw at the weigh-in for their title fight, the fight is cancelled, Conlan is forced to pay millions in legal fees, and it doesn't seem like he will have the opportunity to have one last big fight before he is sent off to prison. He promises to be there for his family but asks them to be there for him. ", Ryan Coogler was inspired to make Creed from his experiences with his own father: "He used to play Rocky before I had football games to pump me up, and he would get really emotional watching the movies. Mary Anne vehemently opposes Donnie's plot of becoming a boxer, remembering how her husband was killed in the ring during a match against Ivan Drago thirty years ago and how Rocky Balboa was forced into retirement after suffering brain damage. First appearance He is at once a rich kid and a street kid, the proud carrier of an illustrious heritage and an invisible man. He immediately notes that Donnie is well-educated and comes from a wealthy background, which contrasts Rocky's own upbringing. "[6] Jordan had a strict diet in preparation for the role:"I stripped down my diet completely. Donnie discovers pamphlets about the disease in Rocky's coat pocket after another late night training session, where Rocky tells Donnie that they are not family, and that he has nothing to live for now that Adrian, his best friend and brother-in-law Paulie, Apollo and his old coach Mickey, have died, and his son, Robert Jr., has moved away to Vancouver. Nickname(s) Viktor has never had to fight past the 4th round, and while Viktor is winning on points, Donnie uses his stamina to his advantage later in the fight, despite having his ribs broken again. Grilled chicken, brown rice, broccoli and a lot of water. He forms a strong bond with Rocky and regards him as an uncle, even going so far as to call him "Unc" and introduce him to people as such. Black During one intense night of training, Rocky becomes ill and is taken to the hospital. Adonis was then approached by Light Heavyweight Champion Ricky Conlan for a fight, Conlan was due to serve prison time and wanted one last big fight before he went away. He missed his prime. Apollo died before he was born. Total fights Soon, despite being offered a promotion, Adonis resigns from his securities firm job to pursue his dream of becoming a boxer. [11], Donnie is torn between trying to preserve his father's legacy and build his own. Mary Anne Creed (Apollo's widow) meets with Adonis and adopts him; informing him that he is Apollo Creed's son (sired from an extramarital affair). Following the events of Creed (Creed II), Adonis won a knockout victory at light-heavyweight before moving up to cruiserweight where he won four consecutive knockouts. ?-Present) [17]Michael O' Sullivan of The Washington Post analyzed that Adonis' "struggles with his temper" are "a coping mechanism that helps him deal with the fear of not living up to the name Creed." After some early struggles, Adonis shocks the world by giving Conlan all he can handle. Now that he's the champion, he proposes marriage to Bianca who accepts. [21] After Rocky is diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphona, it is Adonis who motivates him and teaches him to fight again: "Adonis is there to push [Rocky] the same way Rocky pushes him in the gym and in the ring. Current WBC Heavyweight Champion (1 time, 2018-Present) (defeated Danny "Stuntman" Wheeler). In discussing Stallone's advice to him, Jordan said that he "taught me how to throw punches and hit me in my chest a couple times.". Adonis is then arrested for assault and sent to jail. Creed wearing the classic black-and-white "American Costume" during his second fight against Viktor Drago. "[28], "[INTERVIEW] CREED Director Ryan Coogler Talks the Vision Behind His Addition to the Rocky Empire", "How 'Creed' Redefines The Traditional Family Structure", "Could Creed's Boxing Story Line Actually Happen? Donnie is an easy hero for everyone to cheer for, but he’s not thinly painted. Viktor Drago pummels him over three rounds, breaking his orbital bone, ribs, rupturing his lung and giving him a Grade A concussion. Adonis has an orthodox stance like his father, yet Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler wanted Adonis style to be "unorthodox". Enfrentarse a un oponente que tiene… ?-2015)Professional Boxer (20? Seventeen years later, in 2015, Donnie (using his biological mother's last name Johnson) is a wealthy young college graduate working as a securities firm at the Smith Boardley Financial Group. Scott of The New York Times wrote that, "Adonis is a complex character with a complex fate. He’s charismatic in a totally carefree way—you never catch him trying too hard, and his scenes with Thompson have a lovely, bantering lyricism. He also comes to terms that he has to fight Viktor again, and win. During one intense night of training, Rocky becomes ill and is taken to the hospital. However, on weekends, he sneaks out to Tijuana to fight professional boxing matches against unheralded opponents and maintains an undefeated of 15–0 (15 KO). Prior to the fight, Sporino's father learns that Adonis is, in fact, Apollo Creed's son. Short-tempered and impulsive, but good-natured, it is Adonis' tenacity that convinces Rocky to train him. Adonis was the result of an affair that Apollo had with an unknown woman. Donnie gets a match with Leo "The Lion" Sporino, the son of a trainer at Mighty Mick's, who originally wanted Rocky to coach his son. Creed II During his time in the Youth Facility Creed's wife, Mary Anne, pays him a visit and offers to take hi… Creed wearing black trunks during one of his fights in Tijuana, Mexico. However, Bianca deems it best for she and Donnie to focus on their individual careers. The Actor's Training Routine Was Crazy Intense", "Creed Director Ryan Coogler on His Chemistry With Michael B. Jordan", "Creed's Michael B. Jordan: Sylvester Stallone Gave Me Style Tips", "Review: In 'Creed,' Rocky's Back, as a Mentor, Not a Fighter", "Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan triumph in 'Creed, "Movie review: 'Creed' is a worthy successor to 'Rocky, "Stallone, Michael B. Jordan on 'Rocky' spinoff", "Review: Yo Rocky! I started thinking about this idea of my dad’s mortality. [8] Gabriel Rosado stated of Jordan's boxing skills, "Michael can throw down man. [16] Michael O' Sullivan of The Washington Post analyzed that Donnie' "struggles with his temper" are "a coping mechanism that helps him deal with the fear of not living up to the name Creed."[17]. In the fictional setting of the films, Donnie is the illegitimate son of the late and former world champion Apollo Creed, the result of an affair by the former heavyweight champion and a woman with the surname Johnson who died sometime in the 1990s. 175 lb (79 kg) (Light Heavyweight) 214 lbs (97 kg) (Heavyweight) Viktor Drago was DQ for hitting Creed when he was down. Eye colour [13] Adonis has been described as "arrogant",. Rocky Balboa In 1998, Adonis \"Donnie\" Johnson is spending time at a juvenile detention centre in Los Angeles, eventually getting into a fight with other children. Donnie gives Rocky an ultimatum that he will take the fight with or without Rocky, who declines. 0 Wins by KO He ultimately goes the distance, even managing to knock Conlan down for the first time in his career as Bianca and the once-antagonistic crowd begin to cheer him on. After Conlan breaks Wheeler's jaw at the weigh-in for their title fight, Conlan's manager, Tommy Holiday (Graham McTavish), decides that the best way to end his career would be against the son of Apollo Creed.