Michael B. Jordan in Creed
Warner Bros. / MGM
Here comes the first trailer for Creed and if anyone has proven an ability to keep his old characters alive on the big screen it’s Sylvester Stallone. Despite a slip up such as Rocky V, Rocky Balboa was a worthy addition to the franchise and I thought Rambo was immensely entertaining for what it was and set out to be. So, to see him bringing Rocky Balboa back to the big screen yet again in Creed is something I’m on board for, especially given the talent he’s working with.
Directing the movie is Fruitvale Station (amazing movie if you haven’t seen it yet) helmer Ryan Coogler (who co-wrote the film with Aaron Covington) and cast in the lead role is Coogler’s Fruitvale star, Michael B. Jordan, playing Adonis Johnson, son to Carl Weather‘s famous Apollo Creed, with an eye to follow in his father’s footsteps. Here’s the 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?
Along with Jordan and Stallone, the film co-stars Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad and Anthony Bellew and is set to hit theaters on Nov. 25, check out the first trailer below.