Fight fans it’s time to get excited.
Michael B Jordan is set to step back into the ring as we get our first real look at the hotly anticipated Rocky spin-off, Creed II.
— #CREED2 (@creedmovie) September 26, 2018
The first movie surprised many, becoming an instant hit and was even dubbed “the best Rocky film since the original”
No small claim given the reputation of the iconic franchise.
Now Jordan is set to return to the squared circle as Adonis Creed, seeking revenge for his late father, Apollo Creed.
Following up from 2015’s first instalment, we will see the boxer revelling in the wealths that have come with his rise from obscurity.
Adonis is intent on avenging his father, by taking on the son of Ivan Drogo, the Soviet fighter who had beat Apollo to death in the ring 30 years earlier.
Jordan has already expressed his desire to continue the franchise . “If I’m lucky. I want to keep making them as long as they’re good,” he recently said. “I always want to keep my finger on the pulse. Forty two years, I mean, who knows?”
The actor has been teasing the new trailer on Twitter, along with the new movie poster.
— Michael B. Jordan (@michaelb4jordan) September 25, 2018
Here’s the official synopsis for the big return:
“Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what’s worth fighting for, and discover that nothing’s more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can’t escape your history.”