In one of Creed’s many defining scenes, an aged Rocky Balboa, having long ago put down his boxing gloves, once again climbs the iconic Rocky Steps up to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Adonis Creed, his protégé and heir apparent, is with him, goading him on. The climb is a struggle — it always was. But after their ascent, the pair looks out over the city together, basking in its glow. It’s like they can see their whole lives from there. For Rocky, that life lies largely in the past. Adonis, on the other hand, still has his whole life ahead of him.