Michael B. Jordan is back as Apollo Creed’s son Adonis in the first trailer for “Creed II,” which entered the ring on Wednesday teasing a showdown with another next-generation boxer from the “Rocky” movie franchise: a younger Drago played by Florian Munteanu. Ivan Drago was originally played by Dolph Lundgren in “Rocky IV.”
The older Drago killed Creed’s father in the ring in “Rocky IV.”
Sylvester Stallone returns as Rocky Balboa, training Adonis to get back in the ring.
Stallone also wrote the new movie and produced along with Kevin King-Templeton, Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, David Winkler and Irwin Winkler. Executive producers include Ryan Coogler, who directed the 2015 hit “Creed,” along with Michael B. Jordan and Guy Riedel.
The film, directed by Steven Caple Jr., also stars Tessa Thompson, Wood Harris, Russell Hornsby, Andre Ward, Phylicia Rashad and Dolph Lundgren.
The new film follows Adonis Creed juggling personal obligations and training for his next big fight. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring.
Rocky 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.
The movie hits theaters November 21.
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