Michael B. Jordan Is, Once Again, Boxing in First ‘Creed II’ Photos
2018 is the year of Michael B. Jordan and Tessa Thompson. We got Killmonger and the new Fahrenheit 451 from him, and from her we got Sorry To Bother You and Annihilation and Westworld (and let’s not forget Janelle Monáe’s Dirty Computer). To top it all off, we’re getting both of them in Creed II this fall.
The first trailer for the Rocky spinoff dropped earlier this summer, teasing a look at Jordan’s Adonis Creed getting back in the ring. Now MGM and Warner Bros. have dropped the first set of official stills from the new sequel, which is directed by Steven Caple Jr. The photos themselves aren’t all that exciting, but you do get a look at Jordan’s Adonis training in the gym with Sylvester Stallone‘s Rocky, sporting his usual fedora. The second photo (see above) finds Adonis in red, white, and blue and ready to hop into the ring.
Here’s the official synopsis:
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.
Creed II, which also stars Wood Harris, Russell Hornsby, Florian “Big Nasty” Munteanu, Andre Ward, Phylicia Rashad, and Dolph Lundgren, reprising his Ivan Drago. Get ready for lots more Michael B. and Thompson when the film hits theaters November 21.