Creed Trailer 2
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.
I do have to say that I’m becoming more interested in this movie. It feels like its harkening back to the old Rocky movies, while, at the same time, trying to create its own identity. Whether that’s a good or bad thing remains to be seen. For now, the cast looks great (even Stallone) and I can’t wait to see this movie.
Creed opens in theaters on November 25th, 2015.