Rocky Trains Adonis in New Creed Trailer
Who better to train an underdog boxer fighting more than just a title than the underdog boxer? There hasn’t been this much anticipation over a film involving Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallonne) since Rocky IV, only now Rocky’s training young Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) in Creed. Directed by Ryan Cogler, the young comer who teamed up with Jordan for the potent Fruitvale Station, Creed puts the young Adonis (Donny, according to Rocky) in a bind—he lives and fights under the shadow of his famous father, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers, who, if you remember, was killed in the ring by Drago in Rocky IV), only without of his father’s victories, showmanship, or style. Creed hits theaters on Nov. 25.
The new trailer goes deeper, giving us a glimpse of Adonis’s past, including scrapes with the law, and Rocky’s failing health. When Rocky agrees to train Adonis, the two of them form a partnership that looks to mean to be about a whole lot more than just boxing.
Ryan Coogler wrote the script alongside Aaron Covington. The film also stars Wood Harris, Tessa Thompson and Phylicia Rashad. With two legitimate rising stars in Coogler and Jordan, and, of course, the pleasure of being back in Rocky’s company,Creed promises to be a late November knockout.
Caption: (L-r) SYLVESTER STALLONE as Rocky Balboa and MICHAEL B. JORDAN as Adonis Johnson in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures', Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema's drama "CREED," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Courtesy Warner Bros.