Creed II is a 2018 American sports drama film directed by Steven Caple Jr..

Official trailers

MGM on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 released the trailer:
CREED II | Official Trailer 2 | MGM.

Story intro

In 2018, three years after his loss to "Pretty" Ricky Conlan, Adonis Creed peels off 6 straight wins, culminating in a victory over Danny "Stuntman" Wheeler to win the WBC World Heavyweight Championship. Now a worldwide star, Adonis proposes to his girlfriend, Bianca Taylor, who agrees to marry him. When Bianca suggests starting a new life together in Los Angeles, Adonis is reluctant to leave Philadelphia as it would mean leaving Rocky. Ivan Drago, the former Soviet boxer who killed Adonis' father, Apollo Creed, in the ring thirty-three years earlier, sees an opportunity to regain lost glory after his 1985 loss to Rocky Balboa: assisted by promoter Buddy Marcelle, Ivan pits his son, Viktor Drago, against Adonis. When Rocky refuses to support Adonis' decision to accept Viktor's challenge, Adonis leaves for Los Angeles. Adonis and Bianca settle down in a luxurious apartment in Los Angeles close to Adonis' adoptive mother and Apollo's widow, Mary Anne. As they adjust to their new life and prepare for the upcoming match with Viktor, Bianca learns that she is pregnant. Adonis recruits Tony "Little Duke" Evers, son of his father's trainer and later Rocky's trainer, but overwhelmed with his life's recent developments, he rushes into the match and is badly injured. Viktor is disqualified for hitting Adonis while he is down, allowing Adonis to retain the World Heavyweight Championship. Viktor becomes extremely popular in Russia and wins a series of fights with top billing. His body and ego shattered, Adonis becomes increasingly disconnected from Bianca. Mary Anne reaches out to Rocky, who reconciles with Adonis and agrees to train him for a rematch against Viktor, who is suffering torturous physical tests by his father. Bianca gives birth to a daughter, Amara, and Rocky is named her godfather. Adonis and Bianca learn Amara is deaf, inherited from her mother's progressive degenerative hearing disorder.

Cast

Michael B. Jordan
Adonis Creed: An underdog but talented heavyweight boxer, the son of world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed
Sylvester Stallone
Rocky Balboa: A two-time world heavyweight champion and Apollo's best friend and former rival
Tessa Thompson
Bianca: Adonis's girlfriend
Wood Harris
Tony "Little Duke" Evers: One of Wheeler's assistant trainers
Russell Hornsby
Buddy Marcelle: A boxing promoter
Phylicia Rashad
Mary Anne Creed: Apollo's widow and Adonis' stepmother
Dolph Lundgren
Ivan Drago: Russia's former prize champion boxer
Florian "Big Nasty" Munteanu
Viktor Drago: Ivan's son
Andre Ward
Danny "Stuntman" Wheeler: A heavyweight boxer and Adonis' rival whom Adonis beats to become the heavyweight champion
Brigitte Nielsen
Ludmilla Drago: Ivan's ex-wife and Viktor's mother
Milo Ventimiglia
Robert Balboa: Rocky's estranged son

About

Principal photography began March 2018.

The film Creed II was scheduled to be released on November 14, 2018 (Lincoln Center), on November 21, 2018 (United States), on November 30, 2018 (United Kingdom) and on January 24, 2019 (Germany) by Mirror Releasing (United States), Warner Bros. Pictures (International), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Annapurna Distribution, ACME, Blitz, Cineforum, Forum Film Bulgaria, Forum Film Poland, Forum Film Slovakia, Forum Hungary, JL Vision Film, Karo Premiere, Kinomania, NOS Audiovisuais, SF Film Finland, SF Norge A/S, Svensk Filmindustri (SF), Tanweer Alliances, Times Media Films, Warner Bros. F.E., Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Home Video.

The duration of the film is 130 minutes. With a budget of $50 million, the film grossed over $214.1 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.

Rating

Creed II got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website: creedthemovie.com

Wikipedia: Creed II

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