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Mama Said This ‘Creed II’ Trailer’s Gonna Knock You Out (VIDEO)

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brian-mcgee - June 20, 2018

 

2015's Creed proved to be one of the better entries in a Rocky franchise that has been nothing if not, well, rocky. Thanks to the film's box office success—not to mention the countless non-Oscar awards Sly Stallone won for his return to the role that made him famous—a sequel was inevitable, and now it's here in the form of Creed II.

Though director Ryan Coogler didn't return for this November's sequel, Michael B. Jordan is back in the title role, this time finding himself pitted against the son of Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren), the man who killed his father. While it's not the most original premise in the world, I suppose most folks were waiting for this the minute the son of Apollo Creed showed up.

Director Steven Caple Jr. takes over directorial duties from Coogler, who has transitioned to executive producer on this sequel. Caple's only other feature directorial effort is 2016's critically acclaimed film The Land, so there's really no telling what to expect this time around. It's good to see Jordan and Stallone together again, as well as Tessa Thompson and Claire Huxtable, looking fantastic once again. I get the feeling we're all willing to give this one the benefit of the doubt when it hits theaters on November 21.



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