First Look: ‘Creed II’ Releases the First Official Photos

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Wood Harris stars as Tony ‘Little Duke’ Burton and Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed in ‘Creed II’ (Photo by Barry Wetcher © 2018 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)

Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures just released the first two official photos from the action drama, Creed II. The sequel to 2015’s Creed, Creed II has Michael B Jordan reprising his role as Adonis Creed and Sylvester Stallone back once again in the role that made him famous, Rocky Balboa.

In addition to Michael B Jordan and Sylvester Stallone, the sequel’s cast includes Tessa Thompson, Wood Harris, Russell Hornsby, Florian “Big Nasty” Munteanu, Andre Ward, Phylicia Rashad, and Dolph Lundgren.

Steven Caple Jr. directed the sequel from a screenplay by Sylvester Stallone. Stallone, Kevin King-Templeton, Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, David Winkler, and Irwin Winkler produced the film, and Ryan Coogler, Michael B. Jordan, and Guy Riedel served as executive producers.

Creed II is set to open in theaters on November 21, 2018.

The Creed II Plot: 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.

A Look Back at the Plot of Creed: 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?

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Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed and Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa in ‘Creed II’ (Photo by Barry Wetcher © 2018 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)