The official studio synopsis for “Creed” has been released, which seems to confirm what many fans have been fearing – that Rocky may be suffering from disease in the new film.
The studio’s notes read:
Rumors began to surface of this possible plot twist back in January when Sylvester Stallone Tweeted a snapshot of his desk (click here to see the photo) which prominently displays one of the final pages of the “Creed” screenplay in the center of the photo. The readable portions of the page (scroll down to read this excerpt of the script if you’d like) reveal details about Rocky’s character which, when paired with this photo of Stallone in what appears to be dramatically pale makeup taken during the filming in February, make for an upsetting finish … depending on how the story is written. It ain’t over till it’s over.
Script spoiler from Sylvester Stallone’s desk
Listen to em’.
CREED… CREED… CREED… CREED
Adonis looks around the stadium [illegible] the standing ovation.
EXT. PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM [illegible] SUNRISE – ONE WEEK LATER
The long flight of stairs [illegible] Rocky’s van pulls up. Adonis and Bianca help out, dressed [illegible] street clothes. Small white bandages on his face cover [illegible] wounds. He opens the passenger door and helps Rocky, who [illegible] a gray sweat suit, and black beanie. he is slower and [illegible] thinner – he has started the chemo treatments again.
Rocky balances himself with [illegible] left hand on Adonis’ right shoulder. They stand at [illegible] the steps. Rocky takes a deep breath. One step at [illegible]