Warner Bros. and MGM have released the first trailer for the highly-anticipated sequel to Creed and the eighth installment to the Rocky franchise.
The film reunites Michael B. Jordan’s Adonis Creed and Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Balboa. Creed II follows Adonis inside and outside of the ring — dealing with his new-found fame and family issues — as he continues his quest to become a champion while training for a fight with the son of Ivan Drago, the boxer who killed his father, Apollo Creed, over thirty years ago.
You can check out the first trailer for Creed II below.
Steven Caples Jr. has directed the film from a script written by Stallone and Cheo Hodari Coker (Luke Cage). The sequel has been produced by Irwin Winkler, Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, David Winkler, and Kevin King-Templeton, with Jordan and Guy Riedel are serving as executive producers.
Directed by Steven Caple Jr., Creed II stars Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed, Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa, Tessa Thompson as Bianca, Phylicia Rashad as Mary Anne, Wood Harris as Tony ‘Little Duke’ Burton, Russell Hornsby as Buddy Marcelle, Andre Ward as Danny ‘Stuntman’ Wheeler, Florian “The Big Nasty” Munteanu as Viktor Drago, and Dolph Lundgren as Ivan Drago.
Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa 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. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can’t escape your history.
Creed II will be released in theaters on November 21, 2018.
10 Young Actors Who Could Replace Ben Affleck As Batman
After suiting up three times, rumors are suggesting that Ben Affleck will not play Batman in Matt Reeve’s upcoming solo film. Apparently, Reeve’s script focuses on a younger Batman instead of following a Caped Crusader who is already well-established into his crime-fighting career. Hopefully, whatever story Reeves has cooking up is worth the recast and will showcase this younger Batman kicking butt on a scale movie-goers have yet to see.
To replace Ben Affleck, DC is pivoting to a younger actor who could potentially be a part of the cinematic universe for years to come. Batman is likely the publisher’s most popular character, so they need to choose an actor who could be an imposing presence on their larger film library moving forward. Ben Affleck’s version of the character is certainly enjoyable, and the warehouse fight in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is likely Batman’s coolest battle on the big screen, but DC needs a younger, more lively Batman if they want their films to match Marvel Studios.
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