Posted on Monday, April 13th, 2015 by Angie Han
Rocky’s boxing days may be behind him, but that doesn’t mean he’s left the ring completely. In the first official image from Creed, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) steps up to train a promising young boxer, Adonis (Michael B. Jordan), who just happens to be the son of his old rival Apollo.
Also starring are Phylicia Rashad as Apollo’s widow, Tessa Thompson as Adonis’ love interest, and Anthony Bellew as boxer “Pretty” Ricky Conlan. Get your Creed first look after the jump.
Stallone unveiled the Creed first look on Instagram.
The Creed first look doesn’t really tell us anything we didn’t already know, but it’s still nice to see Rocky back in action. Even if it’s as a trainer rather than as a professional boxer this time around. And Jordan looks like a worthy successor to Adonis’ famous father.
Directed by Ryan Coogler, Creed opens November 25, 2015. Here’s the synopsis:
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Adonis Johnson (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 (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?