With the November 25 release date just around the corner, Warner Bros. has released the second trailer for their Rocky spinoff Creed. This video features much more footage than the first trailer released back in June, which teases that Sylvester Stallone's iconic character Rocky Balboa has lost everyone in his life, including Pauly, who has passed away. We also watch as Rocky tries to transform Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) from a street brawler to a championship-caliber boxer.
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? Tessa Thompson also stars as Bianca, a local singer-songwriter who becomes involved with Adonis along with Phylicia Rashad as Mary Anne Creed, Apollo's widow and English pro boxer and former three-time ABA Heavyweight Champion Anthony Bellew as boxing champ "Pretty" Ricky Conlan. The supporting cast is rounded out by Wood Harris, Graham McTavish, Maria Breyman, Stephanie Damiano, Mark Smith and Soso DaSilva.
Ryan Coogler, who directed Michael B. Jordan in the 2013 indie hit Fruitvale Station, directs from a screenplay he wrote with Aaron Covington, based on characters from the Rocky series written by Sylvester Stallone. The film is being produced by Robert Chartoff, Irwin Winkler, Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, David Winkler, Kevin King Templeton and Sylvester Stallone, with Nicholas Stern executive producing. Joining Coogler behind the scenes are director of photography Maryse Alberti ("The Wrestler") and costume designers Antoinette Messam ("Orphan") and Emma Potts ("127 Hours"), as well as his "Fruitvale Station" team: editors Michael P. Shawver and Claudia Castello; production designer Hannah Beachler; and composer Ludwig Göransson.
Creed will hit theaters on November 25, 2015, going up against a slew of potential blockbusters in its opening weekend. The spinoff will open against Sony's The Night Before, Disney's The Good Dinosaur, and 20th Century Fox's Victor Frankenstein. Do you think Creed will be able to come out on top at the box office? Check out this new trailer and let us know what you think.