Creed II Director Breaks Down Importance of Showing Black Families in Cinema

Creed II broke box office records its opening weekend. Not bad for director Steven Caple Jr.’s second feature. “When I got the call to do Creed, I was working on this TV show Grown-ish,” Caple told The Root.I was excited like anyone else would be but at the same time, you know, it came with a different wave of emotions. I was a bit nervous as well because the first one did so well. You want to make sure that it is good as the first one if not better.”

Caple also shared his experience working with the cast, the importance of black fathers and families on screen as well as putting his own stamp on the Rocky franchise. Watch the full video above.


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Can ‘black love’ on film have a black woman as one of the participants in said black love? I am so tired of Black love being a black man and a biracial or racially ambiguous woman.

I’ll start cheering when a full-on black woman who looks counterpart to her black man costar is the norm. Also when she gets to play against stereotype and gets to be soft and feminine while also being a black woman (not biracial, not ambiguous. Black).

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