MGM and Warner Bros. have released the first poster and official synopsis for Creed II, the highly-anticipated sequel to the 2015 spinoff of the iconic Rocky franchise.
Michael B. Jordan is reprising his role as Adonis Creed, who in this film will square off against the son of Dolph Lundgren’s Ivan Drago, with Lundgren himself returning as the Rocky IV villain. While Ryan Coogler made a success of the first film (both writing and directing it) he was busy making Marvel’s Black Panther at the time the studios wanted to get to work on the Creed sequel.
Instead, The Land’s Steven Caple Jr. is at the helm, working from a script written by Rocky himself, Sylvester Stallone. Indeed, Stallone will also be returning in the sequel, as Rocky Balboa will continue to be by Adonis’ side in the ring.
Check out the new poster below:
Also starring Tessa Thompson, Wood Harris, Russell Hornsby, Florian “Big Nasty” Munteanu, Andre Ward and Phylicia Rashad, a trailer for Creed II is set to be released later this week.
Creed II opens in theatres on November 21st in the US, and November 30th in the UK.