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It was just a couple weeks ago that Sylvester Stallone noted that the upcoming Rocky spin-off, Creed, will go into production next month - but apparently the film couldn't even get that far without giving away some of its biggest secrets. Rather than it being an insider leaking information about the script, however, instead it's Stallone who is actually guilty of posting spoiler material.
WARNING: The rest of this article contains major potential spoilers for Creed. If you do not wish to know any details about the movie and want to wait until it hits theaters, I would recommend clicking over to another one of our wonderful articles on the website.
So where does this story come from? The answer is Sylvester Stallone's personal Twitter feed. This past weekend, the actor posted an image of what appears to be his personal writing space, but if you look at the image you'll notice something kind of important:
Sitting on the desk under the pair of reading glasses is what appears to be the final page of Creed's script. While this wouldn't actually be a problem if the image was a low enough resolution, that's not the case here, and you can clearly read what is written if you flip the image 180 degrees and blow it up a little. So how does the movie end? This page reveals two major things: it seems that Adonis Creed, the grandson of Carl Weathers’ Apollo Creed played by Michael B. Jordan, wins his big match, and Rocky Balboa gets diagnosed with cancer and begins undergoing chemotherapy treatments.
Given that this post is still up on Sylvester Stallone's Twitter page, there is a part of me that wonders if this isn't some kind of prank that Stallone is pulling. It's a bit coincidental that it happens to be just the final page, right? At the same time, it's possible that this is just an oversight that he hasn't noticed yet.
Creed is being directed by Ryan Coogler - who previously worked with Michael B. Jordan on the critically-acclaimed Fruitvale Station - and follows the young Adonis Creed as he works to follow in his grandfather's footsteps to become one of the greatest boxers the world have ever seen. The movie will be Sylvester Stallone's seventh performance as Rocky Balboa, and his first since 2006. The project doesn't currently have a release date, but it's expected to be released some time in 2016.