Starring Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balbao and Michael B. Jordan as the son of Apollo Creed, the film explores a new chapter in the Rocky story.
Creed follows the story of Adonis Johnson (Jordan), a young boxer who never knew his famous father, world heavyweight champion, Apollo Creed. Still, it is obvious 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.
The film also stars Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad and Anthony Bellew.
Many believe Michael B. Jordan’s performance in this film will be enough to bring his career back on track after the box office bomb that was disguised as a movie in Fantastic Four.
Watch the trailer below.