Your legacy is more than a name” as Warner Bros. Pictures debuts the first trailer to Creed. View trailer below.
Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) never knew his famous father, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there’s no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed’s legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa. Once in the City of Brotherly Love, Adonis tracks Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) down and asks him to be his trainer. Despite his insistence that he is out of the fight game for good, Rocky sees in Adonis the strength and determination he had known in Apollo-the fierce rival who became his closest friend. Agreeing to take him on, Rocky trains the young fighter, even as the former champ is battling an opponent more deadly than any he faced in the ring.
With Rocky in his corner, it isn’t long before Adonis gets his own shot at the title…but can he develop not only the drive but also the heart of a true fighter, in time to get into the ring? Tessa Thompson also stars as Bianca, a local singer-songwriter who becomes involved with Adonis along with Phylicia Rashad as Mary Anne Creed, Apollo’s widow and English pro boxer and former three-time ABA Heavyweight Champion Anthony Bellew as boxing champ “Pretty” Ricky Conlan. Check out the first footage from this Rocky spinoff below.
After viewing the trailer, I actually have mixed feelings about this movie. Though it’s an interesting story of Apollo Creed’s son, I just have a strange feeling about this film. I watched the Rocky movies (some of them I liked), but I wasn’t a big fan the franchise (thought they were just okay), so I might be I’m a little biased. Who knows….it could be big hit and prove me wrong.
Creed steps into the theater ring this fall on November 25th, 2015.