Apollo Creed Ghost

Creed II continues the legacy connection to the classic Rocky franchise by having Michael B. Jordan‘s character Adonis Creed face-off with Viktor Drago (Florian Munteanu). He just so happens to be the son of Rocky Balboa’s dangerous opponent Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren), the man responsible for the death of his fellow boxer Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers). But instead of only continuing the legacy of Creed, it apparently almost featured an appearance by Apollo Creed himself in the form of a ghost. Read More »

Creed 2 deleted scenes

When Sylvester Stallone brought his famous cinematic boxer back to the ring in 2006’s Rocky Balboa, it was pretty unbelievable that a 60-year-old could hold his own against a pro fighter decades younger than him. That was thirteen years ago.

In 2018’s Creed II, Rocky was originally set to brawl yet again – this time in a street-level fight against his old rival Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren). The rematch between Balboa and Drago ended up being cut from the final movie, but you can get a glimpse at what it might have been like below, because Stallone has posted some rehearsal footage and explained the context for the scene.

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David, Devindra, Jeff share their Thanksgiving (and failed Black Friday shopping) experiences before launching into a jam-packed ‘what we’ve been watching.’ Joseph Kahn, director of the Youtube Premium movie Bodied, joins in for a spirited debate and review of Creed II, the latest film in the Rocky franchise.

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Creed II Featurette

While getting back together with your family could make for an awkward reunion this Thanksgiving, there’s no way it will be more tense than the reunion between Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) and Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren) when Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) and Viktor Drago (Florian “The Big Nasty” Munteanu) go head-to-head in the ring in Creed II.

With Turkey Day just around the corner, studios are making their final pushes for some of the big holiday releases that will be clamoring for your family’s attention this Thanksgiving, and a new Creed II featurette certainly does a good job of tapping into the nostalgia they might feel when they recall the events of Rocky IV, which loom large in this latest boxing sequel. Read More »

creed ii trailer

Get ready to step back into the ring with the new Creed II trailer. Michael B. Jordan returns as Adonis Creed, who must now prepare for a fight against the son of the man who killed his father. It’s not going to be easy, and not even Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) thinks this is a good idea. Watch the Creed II trailer below.

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Creed II Story

Creed II will have Adonis Creed facing off against Victor Drago, son of Ivan Drago – the man who killed Adonis’ father, Apollo. That sets Creed II up to seem like less of a boxing drama and more of a revenge thriller. But according to star Michael B. Jordan, there’s a lot more to Creed II than simple revenge. According to the actor, Creed II‘s story is more layered than a simple synopsis might suggest.

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creed ii images

The first official Creed II images are here, and they deliver a one-two punch of hype for this highly-anticipated sequel. Where Ryan Coogler’s 2015 Creed saw Adonis (Michael B. Jordan) wrestling with his father’s legacy as one of the greatest boxing champions of all time, Creed II sees him reckoning with the opponent who took his father’s life.

The new Creed II images show Adonis and Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) preparing for this fight of a lifetime against Ivan Drago’s (Dolph Lundgren) son, Viktor (Florian Munteanu). And yes, of course the iconic American flag trunks are back.

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creed ii trailer

Adonis Creed and Rocky Balboa are back in Creed II, the sequel to Ryan Coogler‘s fantastic 2015 Rocky spin-off Creed. Also back: Rocky IV‘s Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren) – the man who killed Adonis’ father Apollo Creed in the ring many years ago. Watch the Creed II trailer below.

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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • John Cena says Bumblebee is going to be good
  • An update on Frozen 2
  • Emily Carmichael discusses Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Jurassic World 3
  • Neil Patrick Harris still hopes for a Dr. Horrible sequel
  • Andy Muschietti is ready for It 2
  • Brigette Nielsen might appear in Creed 2
  • A very xtreme poster for Sicario 2
  • An international poster for Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  • The Grudge reimagining/sequel gets a release date
  • Toy Story 4 also gets a release date

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creed 2 filming

Get pumped up for round two of Creed.

Creed 2 filming is officially underway and star Sylvester Stallone shared a delightful Instagram video from the movie’s Philadelphia set. But as we eagerly anticipate the next movie in the franchise, Stallone is more than happy to take you on a trip down memory lane.

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