What is Adonis Creed willing to risk when the Dragos return to issue a challenge? Watch the latest trailer from CREED II, out this November!
LEGACY. DESTINY. FAMILY.
One of the things I love most about the ROCKY series, is that it’s the quintessential underdog story. Time and time again, Rocky Balboa rises up against impossible physical and emotional odds to claim victory. The reason why ROCKY III is my favorite of the films is that Apollo Creed, the man who was once his fierce adversary, becomes the primary force in propelling Rocky to reclaiming his heavyweight championship, once again.
This friendship between Rocky and Apollo becomes the foundation for the contemporary CREED series. Adonis’ struggle with his father’s legacy as he tries to make his own name in the boxing world compels him to turn to Rocky for help. And it’s Rocky’s love for Apollo and probably some lingering guilt about Apollo’s death at the hands of Ivan Drago (ROCKY IV) that leads Rocky to take Donnie under his wing.
As we begin CREED II, these legacies loom large. Donnie is building a family with Bianca; however, when Viktor Drago, Ivan’s son, issues a challenge to fight Donnie in the ring, it triggers all the pain of losing Apollo. Watch the latest trailer here:
Round after round, you learn more about yourself…
Can we talk about the brief flash at 2:06 of Rocky and Ivan in the ring, making eye contact?! And the conversation between Donnie and Apollo’s wife Mary-Anne (Phylicia Rashad) at 1:26… I can’t imagine what she will go through, thinking about losing her son to the same people that killed her husband! *WEEPING*
Guys, this is going to be devastating. And I really can’t wait.
Remember, CREED II hits theaters on November 21, 2018!
Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what’s worth fighting for, and discover that nothing’s more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can’t escape your history.
Director: Steven Caple Jr.
Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Wood Harris, Andre Ward, Florian “The Big Nasty” Munteanu, Dolph Lundgren, Russell Hornsby
Writer: Sylvester Stallone
Producers: Irwin Winkler, Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, David Winkler, Kevin King-Templeton, Sylvester Stallone
Executive Producers: Ryan Coogler, Michael B. Jordan, Guy Riedel