After Ryan Coolger gave us a stunning franchise resurrection with Creed, which earned Sly Stallone an Oscar nomination MGM is back with the sequel Creed II.
In the film, Adonis will again face his face’s shadow this time fighting the son of Ivan Drago, the Russian boxer who killed his father Apollo in the ring. The newest trailer reveals that there will be another emotional driven plot as suspected and could see a fiercer adversary than the last film.
Will the sequel again get awards consideration? Only time will tell, but Creed II does like it could be another hit this year for star Michael B. Jordan after the massive box success of Black Panther.
IN THEATERS NOVEMBER 21.
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.
Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Wood Harris, Russell Hornsby, Florian “Big Nasty” Munteanu, Andre Ward, Phylicia Rashad, Dolph Lundgren