The first trailer for the Rocky spinoff Creed is here and I’ll be damned if it doesn’t get my juices flowing. Being so close to Philly, and a big sucker for sports movies, the Rocky series will always have a place in my heart. Creed tells the story of Adonis Johnson, Apollo Creed’s son who gets into the boxing game and eventually begins training under Rocky Balboa.
The trailer itself definitely has a different vibe than the Rocky films, which is to be expected but I hope after seeing this I don’t think this would have been better off as a standalone boxing movie. If it’s going to be in the Rocky universe, then make sure it belongs there. The trailer looks good and this could be the movie that shoots Michael B. Jordan into super stardom status.
Creed is directed by Ryan Coogler and hits theaters November 25th.