I don’t think anyone was really excited for Creed, the Rocky spinoff film, but this trailer that dropped might have everyone changing their minds. The fantastic duo of Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan (of Fruitvale Station fame) are back at it again. Creed has a chance to outshine the original Rocky films, bringing in a new generation of fans.
Adonis Johnson 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 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?
Michael B. Jordon – Adonis Johnson
Tessa Thompson – Bianca
Phylicia Rashad – Mary Anne Creed
Director/Writer – Ryan Coogler
Writer – Aaron Covington
Creed is scheduled to be released in theaters November 25th, 2015. Tickets are available here.