On the eighteenth episode of ATFT, I am joined by filmmaker/ podcaster/ documentarian/ “all around badd-ass” Shane Kidd- Walker to talk about the incredible Creed franchise starring Michael B Jordan, Sylvester Stallone and Tessa Thompson!  This episode is explicit with spoilers. 

The Creed franchise is a continuation of the decades- spanning beloved Rocky franchise. Adonis Johnson (Jordan) is the son of Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), the antagonist and later friend of Rocky in the Rocky franchise, but he never met his father. Like his late father he is a fighter who moves from LA to Philadelphia to fight full time and get help training from Rocky. From there he creates a strong bond with his “unc” Rocky and develops a relationship with Bianca (Thompson), a popular singer in Philly. So far, there are three Creed films with the first being released in 2015, the second in 2018, and the third in 2023. Each of the Creed films have parallels to the coinciding Rocky films. While the franchise is incredibly popular and beloved among long time fans, each of the films have received critical acclaim. 

The audio quality gets much better after the first fifteen minutes. I’m happy to say this is one of the best quality- sounding episodes so far!

This is Shane’s first guest appearance on ATFT! He has been one of the biggest champions of this podcast for which I am incredibly grateful. Shane is one of the hosts of Industry Shakedown, a pop culture podcast covering niche, interesting topics that always provoke great conversations amongst the hosts. Industry Shakedown is currently available to listen on the Pro Sports Fanatics (formerly Relevnt) app but will soon be available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and more platforms later this year. Stay updated by following both @industryshakedowninc and @iamskw on Instagram! Also, check out the Industry Shakedown magazine here: https://issuu.com/phantast1cproductionzp1p. This episode was recorded on April 13, 2024. 

In this analytical episode, Shane and I talk about the evolution of both Adonis and Bianca, if Creed should have taken the fight with Viktor Drago, and a potential Creed IV. Shane also shares his ranking of the current trilogy and how being a due hard Rocky fan initially made him hesitant to watch the first Creed film back in 2015. We also answer the big question: Should Sylvester Stallone have been in Creed III? All this and more on the latest episode of All the Film Things!

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