Old grudges die hard — and sometimes get passed from one generation to the next.
The first trailer forsees Adonis Creed ( ) feeling the weight of his father’s shadow. The boxer who killed Apollo is back — yes, Ivan Drago ( ) has returned and he’s not alone. Ivan’s son, Viktor Drago (F ), is set to take on Adonis in a match, though Adonis’ mentor Rocky ( ) doesn’t approve.
“You’ve got everything to lose. This guy’s got nothing to lose,” Rocky advises Adonis, who is hurt that his coach doesn’t think he can win. Also questioning Adonis’ decision to fight are his mother (Phylicia Rashad) and girlfriend Bianca ().
But this bout has become about more than just boxing for Adonis. It’s about his father’s legacy, too. “I want to rewrite history,” he declares.
The first poster and synopsis were released yesterday. The trailer is propulsive, with training sequences (including one underwater) set to Kendrick Lamar’s “DNA.”
“Creed II” opens in theaters November 21.