Now that CREED hits theaters November 25th, fans will start looking for signs in the previous Rocky movies to connect Apollo with his youngest son Adonis. The new film is masterfully crafted by Ryan Coogler and Aaron Covington.
Aging Fighter – Rocky Balboa (2006)
Let’s flash forward 30 years into the future. Adonis Johnson travels to Philadelphia to find his father’s old friend Rocky. At this point, Rocky has abandoned boxing for good, something Apollo talked Rocky out of three times before. Now, as if paralleling his father, Adonis brings Rocky back into the ring not as a fighter but as a mentor.
Special credit is due to youtube user vegitausa for posting the idea first:
“Sly really should have let Carl Weathers have a little role in Rocky Balboa even if it was just as a ghost and only Rocky could see. Reason being is because the way Rocky was feeling the last movie is exactly what Apollo was explaining right here. It’s almost like you as foreshadowing the Rocky Balboa movie. Apollo knew what was ahead even Rocky couldn’t see it. That’s why Rocky does so worked up about the “the beast he still had in the basement”. Like Apollo told him, “stallion, maybe you don’t know what I’m talking about now, but you will when it’s over, believe me, you will is over”