“Creed” is out: Watch Actor Michael B. Jordan Appears to Literally Get KO’d During ‘Creed’ Filming

There’s getting into character, and then there’s this.

Actor Michael B. Jordan passed on a stunt double for the above scene captured by his co-star Sylvester Stallone during filming for Creed and literally took a knockout punch—leaned right into it and everything.

Well, at least he appeared to.

Stallone tweeted that it was “for real” and that it happened again, but it could just be well-played publicity on his part.

The film hit theaters on Nov. 25. Jordan stars as Adonis Johnson, the son of Apollo Creed, in the spinoff of the Rocky series. And of course, Stallone returns as his famed character, Rocky Balboa.