A second trailer has been released for Creed, the sort of Rocky spin-off about Apollo Creed’s son Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan). The first trailer looked great, and this second trailer looks even better, albeit one big problem with spoilers.
I won’t discuss here in case you decide not to watch the trailer, but it seems to me that there is way too much footage on show, footage that appears to be massively spoilery. Either way, spoilery or not, the trailer is presented for maximum impact, and sells the film well.
I have always been a fan of the Rocky series, and Creed looks to be a strong addition to what has come before, so count me very excited about this.
Creed is directed and written by Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station) and stars Graham McTavish, Tessa Thompson and Phylicia Rashad and is due to hit cinemas in the UK cinemas on 19th February 2016.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures comes award-winning filmmaker Ryan Coogler’s “Creed.” The film explores a new chapter in the “Rocky” story and stars Academy Award nominee Sylvester Stallone in his iconic role. The film also reunites Coogler with his “Fruitvale Station” star Michael B. Jordan as the son of Apollo Creed.
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?