It’s hard to think of a single person who didn’t love the hell out of Creed. Although Sylvester Stallone ultimately didn’t get his Oscar for the long-awaited Rocky spinoff, it’s abundantly clear that we have seen the beginning of a new franchise led by Michael B. Jordan. There’s only one real question left: where specifically will the Creed franchise go from here? According to a recent skit from Jimmy Kimmel Live, it will see Tracy Morgan as the son of another iconic Rocky opponent, Clubber Lang. Check it out below.
Combining the comedic talents of Tracy Morgan and Jimmy Kimmel, the spoof aired during a recent episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live. In a similar fashion to last year’s Creed, the video shows the son of Mr.T's Clubber Lang from Rocky III – portrayed enthusiastically by Morgan – tracking down Kimmel’s version of Rocky Balboa. Hilariously mirroring many of Creed's story beats, Clubber chronicles Clubber Lang Jr. as he trains with his father’s aging rival and confronts his inner demons. Along the way the spoof lampoons numerous iconic moments from the Rocky franchise, such as training by eating raw (Cadbury Creme) eggs, and stabbing a heavy bag when punching clearly doesn’t seem to work. When it finally comes time for the climactic title fight, Clubber faces off against his father, portrayed with gusto by none of the than Mike Tyson.
The whole video utilizes Tracy Morgan’s comedic chops to their absolute potential; he channels his inner Tracy Jordan and dials the whole damn thing up to 11. It’s actually a fitting tribute; Creed revolves around ideas of redemption and self-discovery, something Morgan has had to do over the last couple of years. Following his tragic car accident in 2014, the legendary comedian disappeared from the spotlight in order to focus on his recovery and his eventual return to comedy. Now, like a champion prizefighter, Morgan has come back to the world with a damn near perfect spoof. Welcome back, Mr. Morgan.
Anyone who has even a slight interest in the iconic Rocky franchise and burgeoning Creed series would be wise to check out the clip above. It nails all of the iconic elements of Sylvester Stallone’s landmark boxing series, and has us wondering where it will go after Creed. We probably won’t see Clubber Lang’s heritage explored in a future Creed film, but now I’m honestly hoping that Adonis Creed makes a trip to Russia in order to hunt down the son of Ivan Drago for a future sequel.
Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.
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