‘Creed’ Trailer: Michael B. Jordan Gets in the Ring With the Help of Rocky Balboa
A new trailer for Creed has arrived, promising what very well could be the first great new Rocky film in years. Sylvester Stallone returns to reprise the iconic role of Rocky Balboa in the new film, which sees the great fighter discovering fresh talent in the son of his old opponent, the late Apollo Creed.
Michael B. Jordan stars opposite Stallone as Adonis Johnson, the son of Rocky’s greatest opponent and friend. Seeking answers about the father he never knew and trying to get his life together, Adonis heads to Philadelphia to follow in his father’s footsteps. As you can see in the new trailer, Adonis has a lot to learn from the aging Rocky, who schools him in fighting techniques and serves as a meaningful mentor.
Here’s the official synopsis:
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?
Creed was directed by Ryan Coogler, who previously worked with Jordan on Fruitvale Station. The film also stars Tessa Thompson and Phylicia Rashad, and hits theaters on November 25.