Warner Brothers and MGM released the official synopsis for Creed, the Rocky spinoff set to hit theaters this November. This time, the fighter who needs focus is Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan, The Fantastic Four), the son of the late “master of disaster” Apollo Creed. So who do you turn to when you want to become the greatest fighter in the world? The Italian Stallion, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), of course.
Check out the full official synopsis for Creed here below.
No word on what the “deadly” is in the synopsis that Balboa will be facing. We can assume it is an illness or injury. But what I think we can definitely look forward to is an inspirational underdog story, including a workout montage with music that will make you want to go back to the gym. And isn’t that all we really want from Rocky?
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures comes award-winning filmmaker Ryan Cooglerâ€™s â€œCreed.â€ The film explores a new chapter in the â€œRockyâ€ story and stars Academy Award nominee Sylvester Stallone in his iconic role. The film also reunites Coogler with his â€œFruitvale Stationâ€ star Michael B. Jordan as the son of Apollo Creed.
Adonis Johnson (Jordan) never knew his famous father, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, thereâ€™s no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creedâ€™s legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa.
Once in the City of Brotherly Love, Adonis tracks Rocky (Stallone) down and asks him to be his trainer. Despite his insistence that he is out of the fight game for good, Rocky sees in Adonis the strength and determination he had known in Apolloâ€”the fierce rival who became his closest friend. Agreeing to take him on, Rocky trains the young fighter, even as the former champ is battling an opponent more deadly than any he faced in the ring.
With Rocky in his corner, it isnâ€™t long before Adonis gets his own shot at the titleâ€¦but can he develop not only the drive but also the heart of a true fighter, in time to get into the ring?