THE Rocky sequel Creed has entered the ring at the 11th hour as a contender for multiple Oscars.
The seventh movie in the boxing drama franchise opened in theaters this week.
And incredibly movie insiders are saying Sylvester Stallone won’t just be nominated for Best Supporting actor for his role in the film, he’s going to KO all his competition.
The 69-year-old was first nominated for Best Actor for his role as Rocky Balboa in the original movie.
Despite the 1976 film being nominated for ten Academy Awards and winning three, Stallone has never won an Oscar himself.
But now that could all change.
Creed will see Sly reprise his role as Rocky Balboa, now the elderly boxing trainer of Adonis Johnson, the son of his old nemesis Apollo Creed.
Essentially it’s the very same role Hollywood legend Burgess Meredith was nominated for Best Supporting Actor 39 years ago, when he played a then young Rocky’s trainer Mickey Goldmill.
Creed is set to pull even more punches at next year’s awards, with it also tipped for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Score and Best Actor for star Michael B. .Jordan, who plays Adonis.