Raging Bull detailed his world championsip boxing career but the new movie The Bronx Bull will show Jake LaMotta’s early days boxing as well as his post-ring struggles.
Miles Teller stars as real life boxing champion Vinny Pazienza, who defied the odds and recovered from a horrific spinal injury that resulted from a car accident and managed to get back into the ring to try and reclaim his title.
Rocky comes full circle and become the Mick to Michael B. Jordan’s Adonis Johnson Creed in this Thanksgiving’s entry in the Rocky series.
The son of Apollo Creed, Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) seeks out his father’s best friend, and greatest foe, Rocky Balboa, to train him for a shot at the championship in the next chapter of the Rocky series, Creed.
When the Secretary of Defense is shot during a boxing match in Atlantic City, sleazy cop Rick Santoro gets caught up in the investigation and uncovers a conspiracy.
Jake Gyllenhaal pulls a Christian Bale this summer and goes from gaunt, creepy Lou Bloom of last year’s Nightcrawler to bulked up former boxing champion Billy Hope in Antoine Fuqua’s Southpaw.
Paul Bettany will appear in the flesh for the first time in the Marvel Cinematic universe as The Vision while Evangeline Lilly may be the female lead of Ant Man, some comic adaptations are coming to TV and much more in this week’s News Shotgun.
Danny Trejo’s Frank “Bad Ass” Vega is back next year for Bad Asses, getting backup from Danny Glover to take down a drug lord that killed one of Frank’s boxing proteges.
It’s not quite Rocky vs Raging Bull but it’s the closest we’ll probably get as Stallone and De Niro step into the boxing ring for this Christmas’ Grudge Match.
Not too much news this week but we did find out about the massive 10 disc Avengers pack that will be out in September along with the major DC superhero who will come out of the closet and a new Treasure Island movie from Guy Ritchie is in the works.