TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - September 26, 2018
A lot has happened since the first Creed, namely its three lead actors have all joined the MCU—Michael B. Jordan in Black Panther, Tessa Thompson in Thor: Ragnarok, and Stallone in Guardians Vol. 2. Can we please get Clair Huxtable into Black Panther 2? It also lost a director to the MCU in Black Panther's Ryan Coogler.
This new Creed II trailer shows off a lot more about the film's main match where Adonis Johnson, now Creed, goes up against the hulking son of the man who killed his father. Despite the hokeyness of such a plot, it's what they're running with for Creed II. It's nice to see Dolph back as Ivan Drago, and imdb alleges Brigitte Nielsen will reprise her role as Ludmilla—who once got an action figure. The pair will appear as parents to Adonis' opponent Viktor Drago, played by—I shit you not—Florian "Big Nasty" Munteanu.
Gone is Kendrick Lamar's "DNA," replaced by DMX's "Who We Be," which is fine, but it doesn't get me fired up and it's funny when he says balls. It's funny when anyone says balls, but it's especially funny when DMX says it, and that's not the tone you should want to strike in a trailer like this. But the use of the original theme leaves me at least cautiously optimistic. I sincerely hope this film survives without Coogler at the helm.