This new chapter in the Rocky saga looks like is has the makings of an incredible film. We’ve got a new trailer for you to watch today for director Ryan Coogler’s (Fruitvale Station) Creed, which stars Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone, both of whom look like they give powerful performances.
Who would have thought that the Rocky franchise would come this far? This could reinvigorate the franchise and start it up again with a whole new boxing lead. I’m not sure if that’s what they planned went they started this project, but if the film is as good as it looks, then it's certainly a possibility.
Adonis Johnson (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 (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?
The movie also stars Tessa Thompson (Selma, Dear White People) as Bianca, a local singer-songwriter who becomes involved with Adonis; Phylicia Rashad (Lifetime’s Steel Magnolias) 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.
Creed hits theaters on November 25th.