Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures dropped the first teaser poster for Creed II and announced fans of the Rocky film franchise will be able to check out the first official trailer on June 20, 2018. The first-look poster features the film’s star Michael B Jordan who’s reprising his role as Adonis Creed, son of Apollo Creed.
Creed, a spinoff of the Rocky franchise, hit theaters on November 25, 2015. Writer/director Ryan Coogler reunited with his Fruitvale Station star Michael B Jordan for the film which focused on Apollo Creed’s son. Coogler, director of Black Panther, remained involved with the Creed sequel as an executive producer. Steven Caple Jr. took over directing duties working from a screenplay by Sylvester Stallone.
In addition to Michael B Jordan (who also starred in Coogler’s Black Panther), the cast of Creed II includes Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Wood Harris, Russell Hornsby, Florian “Big Nasty” Munteanu, Andre Ward, Phylicia Rashad, and Dolph Lundgren.
Creed II will be released in theaters on November 21, 2018.
The 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?”