After six films between 1976 and 2006, as well as 2015’s Creed, it was the spirit of rebirth — and the emotional theme of what it means to be a father or a son — that drove the team to forge new ground in Creed II. “It was a brilliant idea to have the character of Adonis Creed, played beautifully by Michael B. Jordan,” says Irwin Winkler, who has produced all the Rocky and Creed films. “It was natural then that the next step would be taking that character into the future, and delve further into his relationships with Rocky, his love Bianca, his adoptive mother Mary Anne, and show how he’s handling life in the celebrity spotlight as a rising boxing star.”
Creed II dives deeper into how Adonis, seeking to confront the legacy of the father he never knew, comes face-toface with the man responsible for Apollo’s death … and with Rocky’s own trauma more than three decades afterward. As Adonis achieves the heavyweight championship title, just as his father, and his mentor Rocky, did before, he struggles inside himself with the meaning of that success. Is he fighting for himself, or for the father he never knew? Meanwhile, deep inside Ukraine, there’s a man who will force Adonis to confront history: Ivan Drago, the man who killed Apollo Creed in the ring before losing to Rocky in a dramatic U.S.-Soviet super-match. When Ivan lost that fight, he lost everything, and his son, Viktor, was forced to grow up in a hard life as he learned to hate while training to box. When Adonis wins the heavyweight belt, Ivan and Viktor Drago see their chance, and become determined to defeat him for their family’s redemption. Main image credit: CREED II Copyright: ©2018 METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER PICTURES INC. AND WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. L-R Stallone, Caple Jr. and Jordon.Photo Credit: Barry Wetcher
Credits: Steven Caple Jr Director: Starring Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Dolph Lundgren, Florian Munteanu, Phylicia Rashad, Brigitte Nielsen, Wood Harris, Russell Hornsby, Andre Ward, Milo Ventimiglia. UK Release Date: 30th November 2018
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