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Sylvester Stallone: Rocky steps play host to Creed cast

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In 1976, Rocky Balboa triumphantly ran up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and became “The Italian Stallion” underdog of legend. Now, actor Sylvester Stallone returns to where it all began to promote the franchise continuation Creed.

Stallone was accompanied by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, costars Michael B. Jordan and Tessa Thompson, director Ryan Coogler, and producer Irwin Winkler for a press conference on Friday.

“If you don’t think you can make it up these steps of life, which is kind of representative of this museum, don’t you believe that because if I can do it, you can do it,” Stallone told the crowd, according to NJ.com. “That’s what this film is about — it’s about grabbing hold of an idea, putting aside your fears, lowering your head and driving forward.”

Watch the iconic moment from Rocky below.


Stallone posted some photos and video from the event on Instagram. 

Myself, Michael B Jordan, and Tessa Thompson doing interviews for creed on the famous Philadelphia art museum steps

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Today in philly

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Creed picks up years after Rocky has retired from the ring when he must train the next generation, Adonis Johnson (Jordan). As the son of Apollo Creed, Adonis feels the desire to fight, but his lack of experience has his confidence shaken.

Creed will hit theaters on Nov. 25.