Michael B. Jordan may be stepping into the ring to take on a familiar role.
The "Fruitvale Station" actor is in talks to play Apollo Creed, the character from the "Rocky" films originated by Carl Weathers. Jordan would be playing the grandson of Weathers' original character, with star Sylvester Stallone reprising his role as Rocky Balboa.
Deadline reports that in this version of the series, Rocky would be training the younger Creed. The project will be directed by Ryan Coogler, who directed Jordan in the critically acclaimed "Fruitvale Station."