Finally realising that another Rocky film wouldn’t have quite the same draw it once did, Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler has taken the franchise in a different direction with Creed. The new film sees Coogler reunite with his Fruitvale Station lead Michael B Jordan to tell the story of Apollo Creed’s son, Adonis.
Although a completely different tone and style from the original franchise, the themes are still recogniseable – a young man wanting a better life for himself by stepping inside the ring. Of course, young Adonis could do with a hand from an old friend of his father’s…
We have to say, the trailer looks very promising with Michael B Jordan looking very good indeed. Hopefully Creed can live up to it’s promise and take the much-loved sports franchise into a new and different direction.
Creed also stars Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, and Phylicia Rashad.