In 2015, Sly Stallone passed the baton from Rocky to Creed, and now the young boxer’s tale continues in Creed II.
Directed by Steven Caple Jr (Creed director Ryan Coogler has been a bit busy in the Marvel universe of late), Michael B Jordan returns as Adonis – the son of Apollo Creed – along with Tessa Thompson and, of course, Stallone, who also penned the script.
This time around, Adonis Creed is finding life to be a challenging balancing act of personal obligations and training for his next big bout. It isn’t just any big fight, either, as this one sees him up against an opponent with ties to his family’s past – the son of Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren), Viktor (Romanian boxer Florian ‘Big Nasty’ Munteanu). Naturally Rocky is by Creed’s side, helping him hone his skills physically and, perhaps more importantly, mentally.
Creed II is set to hit Australian cinemas on November 29.