With the failure of Fantastic Four certainly not in the hands of its actors, Michael B. Jordan will get another chance at blockbuster stardom resurrecting a franchise that people actually care about. Creed puts a new spin on the Rocky franchise with Sylvester Stallone back, but some fresh eyes behind the camera thanks to Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler. Ahead of a Thanksgiving release, Warner Bros. have now released a new full-length trailer.
“Working with [Sylvester Stallone] because we shot all of the boxing scenes first,” Jordan told VH1, reflecting on his favorite aspect of the shoot. “It would have been too crazy to shoot dramatic scenes and then go back to boxing, which is such an intense thing. But honestly, the first time we were in the ring, I went around the corner and it was Rocky, Sly, sitting in the corner. I was like, “This is crazy.” It was also the first time I think I took a real punch.”
Also starring Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, and Anthony Bellew, check out the new trailer below.
Drama. Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) never knew his famous father, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there’s no denying 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 (Sylvester 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. With Rocky in his corner, it isn’t long before Adonis gets his own shot at the title…but can he develop not only the drive but also the heart of a true fighter, in time to get into the ring?
Creed opens on November 25th.