Over thirty years later, Creed and Drago get into the ring again.
The first trailer for Creed II, the highly anticipated sequel to 2015’s Creed, dropped today. In it, Adonis Creed (Michael B Jordan) prepares to face Viktor Drago (Florian Munteanu), son of Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren). Drago Sr. infamously killed Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) in the ring in Rocky IV.
Yeah. Needless to say that fight echoes throughout the trailer as people fear history will repeat itself in the ring again. (Any thirst you’re feeling for MBJ is immediately conflicted with the threat of possible death in the ring. It’s a confusing feeling.)
As Rocky Balbao (Sylvester Stallone, who wrote the script) tells Adonis after the younger man declares he doesn’t have a choice. “That’s the same thing your father said and he died right here in my hands.”
Returning for the film are Tessa Thompson, Wood Harris and Phylicia Rashad.
Check out the trailer below.
Creed II hits theatres November 21st.