First Look: ‘Creed II’ Official Trailer Shows Who Adonis is Fighting in the Ring

MGM and Warner Bros Pictures’ first official trailer for Creed II shows Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) attempting to change Adonis Creed’s (Michael B Jordan) mind about his next big fight. Adonis won’t be dissuaded and replies, “It may not seem like it now, but this is more than just a fight.”

As the first official two-minute trailer comes to a close, one of the final shots shows who Adonis will be fighting in the ring: the son of Ivan Drago.

In addition to Sylvester Stallone and Michael B Jordan, the cast includes Tessa Thompson, Wood Harris, Russell Hornsby, Florian “Big Nasty” Munteanu, Andre Ward, Phylicia Rashad, and Dolph Lundgren. Steven Caple Jr. directs the sequel from a screenplay by Sylvester Stallone.

Sylvester Stallone, Kevin King-Templeton, Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, David Winkler, and Irwin Winkler served as producers, with Ryan Coogler (Creed, Black Panther director), Michael B. Jordan, and Guy Riedel executive producing.

Creed II will open in theaters on Wednesday, 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?”