MGM and Warner Bros. have released the first poster and official synopsis for Creed 2, the sequel to the 2015 sequel/spinoff of the Rocky franchise, and a film which I was totally against but which totally won me over with its quality. Its director Ryan Coogler only serves as an executive producer on the sequel, so Steven Caple Jr. is in the director’s chair, working from a screenplay written by Sylvester Stallone himself who, of course, is also in the film.
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.
Sounds a little corny to be honest, but then it is a Rocky film [kind of]. Nor does it really tell us much that we don’t already know, but I’m still looking forward to seeing the trailer tomorrow!
Creed II is out on November 21st.