Creed II is a 2018 American sports drama film directed by Steven Caple Jr..
Starring Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Wood Harris, Phylicia Rashad, Dolph Lundgren, Russell Hornsby, Milo Ventimiglia, Andre Ward, Brigitte Nielsen and others.
MGM on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 released the trailer:
CREED II | Official Trailer 2 | MGM.
In 2018, three years after his loss to "Pretty" Ricky Conlan, Adonis "Donnie" Creed (Michael B. Jordan) wins six straight bouts, culminating in a victory over Danny "Stuntman" Wheeler (Andre Ward) to win the WBC World Heavyweight Championship. Now a worldwide star, Donnie proposes to his girlfriend, Bianca Taylor (Tessa Thompson), who agrees to marry him. When Bianca suggests starting a new life together in Los Angeles, Donnie is reluctant to leave Philadelphia as it would mean leaving Rocky.
Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren), the former Soviet boxer who 33 years earlier in 1985 killed Donnie's father, Apollo Creed, in the ring, sees an opportunity to regain glory after his loss to Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) in Moscow later that same year. Assisted by promoter Buddy Marcelle (Russell Hornsby), Ivan pits his son, Viktor Drago (Florian Munteanu), against Donnie. When Rocky refuses to support Donnie's decision to accept Viktor's challenge, Donnie leaves for Los Angeles.
Donnie and Bianca settle down in a luxurious apartment in Los Angeles close to Donnie's adoptive mother and Apollo's widow, Mary (Phylicia Rashad) Anne. As they adjust to their new life and prepare for the upcoming match with Viktor, Bianca learns that she is pregnant. Donnie recruits Tony "Little (Wood Harris) Duke" Evers, son of his father's trainer and later Rocky's trainer, to start training him. Overwhelmed with his life's recent developments, he rushes into the match and is badly injured. Viktor is disqualified for hitting Donnie while he is down, allowing Donnie to retain the World Heavyweight Championship. Viktor becomes extremely popular in Russia and wins a series of fights with top billing.
Here is the full cast and characters of Creed II.
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), on January 3, 2019 (Hungary) and on January 24, 2019 (Germany) by United Artists 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., Neon, 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 Creed II is rated with "PG-13" rating.
Creed II filming. Principal photography began March 2018.
Creed II got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.1/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 84/100. The audience also loves the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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