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Philadelphia mayor declares Nov. 25 Creed Day

By Karen Butler
Philadelphia mayor declares Nov. 25 Creed Day
Michael B. Jordan arrives on the red carpet at the 'Fantastic Four' premiere at Williamsburg Cinemas in New York City on August 4, 2015. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter has proclaimed Nov. 25 Creed Day in honor of the release of the next installment in the Rocky Balboa boxing saga.

Nutter this week announced the news on the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum where he stood alongside the movie's stars Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan and Tessa Thompson, as well as writer/director Ryan Coogler and producer Irwin Winkler.

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From Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema, the movie reunites Coogler with his Fruitvale Station star Jordan. Creed is to open in theaters Nov. 25.

"Adonis Johnson never knew his famous father, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born," a synopsis said. "Still, there's no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed's legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa."

Jordan plays Adonis, while Stallone reprises his iconic role of Rocky.

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