News & Opinion | June 20, 2018 10:19 am

Michael B. Jordan Returns to the Ring in “Creed II” Trailer

Sequel finds Creed grappling with success, facing a challenger with a familiar name.

Michael B. Jordan in Creed 2. (MGM)
Michael B. Jordan in Creed 2. (MGM)

The stakes are higher and looming fights more dangerous in the first look inside Creed II, the sequel to the Oscar-nominated sports drama. Directed by Steven Caple Jr. and written by Sylvester Stallone and Luke Cage’s Cheo Hodari, the trailer briefly teases an opponent with a name familiar to fans of the iconic bout in Rocky IV. Here’s the official synopsis for the movie.

“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.”

The movie has a Thanksgiving release. Take a look at the trailer below.