The first ‘Creed‘ movie, which is a spin-off of the ‘Rocky‘ franchise, hit theaters back in 2015 and surprised everyone with just how good it was. It had a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and Sylvester Stallone gave one of the better performances of his career.
Now, three years later, they’re back for Creed II. The first trailer was released early Wednesday morning, and it shows a lot of heart, as we’ve come to expect from any movie in the Rocky universe.
The sequel was directed by Steven Caple Jr., and was written by Stallone and Cheo Hodari Coker. Both Michael B. Jordan and Tessa Thompson have returned for this movie.
“Creed II will see Michael B. Jordan return as Adonis Johnson, son of Apollo Creed, to continue his training under Rocky Balboa in order to prep for what’s sure to be a brutal fight against Vitor Drago (Florian Munteanu), the son of Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren).”
You can watch the trailer below. Creed 2 is expected to hit theaters November 21, 2018. By the way, the first film made over $170 million worldwide against a budget of just $35 million. They’ll be hoping for that same success with the sequel.