Michael B. Jordan stars as Apollo Creed’s son Adonis in the 2015 Rocky spinoff, Creed, which is showing off its first official trailer. The Warner Bros Pictures film reunites Fruitvale Station director with that film’s breakout star (Jordan) and brings back Sylvester Stallone as the now-retired Rocky. During the 2015 Warner Bros presentation at CinemaCon in Vegas, Stallone said we shouldn’t look at this film as Rocky 7. Stallone confirmed Rocky’s story is essentially over and this is a different journey featuring a new main character.
The cast also includes Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, and Anthony Bellew. Creed is set to open in theaters on November 25, 2015.
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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