The first Creed served as a bit of a reboot for the Rocky franchise, which was believed to be finished and it also helped to further along Rocky’s story. The film was a solid success and was very critically acclaimed and served as a launching point for the career of Michael B. Jordan. Here is the trailer for the sequel set to be released about 3 years after the first this November.
Unfortunately the writer and director of the first movie Ryan Coogler was unable to return. Sylvester Stallone was originally set to write the script although I think he had some help from Notorious and Luke Cage writer Cheo Hodari Coker.
In this installment Adonis Creed is set to fight against the son of Ivan Drago, the man who killed his father in the ring (which happened all the way back in Rocky IV in 1985). It still looks like it going to keep the dramatic tone of the first movie which was what I was hoping. I like the cheesy Rocky movies, but I don’t think I need Creed to take that direction too.
Dolph Lundgren will return as Ivan Drago. Tessa Thompson and Sylvester Stallone will be as well.
What are your thoughts on the trailer for Creed II?