Creed II hits theaters soon, and it’s safe to say the star-studded cast is just as excited as fans are about the release of the latest Rocky sequel/spinoff. Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone trained together during filming, and Stallone shared some of that on his Instagram page.
Stallone reprises his role as Rocky Balboa, and Jordan stars as Adonis Creed, Apollo Creed’s son and Balboa’s protégé. Jordan took to Instagram on Thursday to share some behind-the-scenes footage of him and Stallone hitting speed bags to prep for filming, and we can’t wait to see how it translates over to the film’s fight scenes.
Here’s a look at the duo in action:
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Only 1 week away until @creedmovie hits theaters. I was going through my phone archives and thought I’d show you guys some BTS of the film and our process. @officialslystallone is the 🐐of this fight/film thing. It’s hella dope and surreal to me that I’m hitting the speed bag with Rocky, like y’all that’s really ROCKY! Lol. I grew up watching and mimicking all of the Rocky films and boxing matches and now I have not one but TWO films with Mr.Balboa just makes me feel like a kid again and I’m enjoying every moment. 🥊🥊🥊
In the caption, Jordan says training alongside Stallone is a childhood dream come true, and it would be tough to find someone who can’t relate. Stallone’s Balboa is an icon, motivating countless athletes with his grit and athleticism.
Creed II also stars October Muscle & Fitness cover star Florian Munteanu as Ivan Drago’s son Viktor, and November M&F cover star Dolph Lundgren reprises his role as Ivan Drago. Catch Creed II in theaters on November 21 to see them in action.