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WATCH: Here’s the trailer for Rocky spin-off Creed…

July 1st, 2015 by Marc Comments

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It’s been a long time coming, but at last we have a trailer for Creed, the Rocky spin-off movie starring Michael B Jordan and Sylvester Stallone.

We’re still not totally sure if this will work, but, hey, it’s Rocky so we’re in!

Adonis Johnson (Jordan) never knew his famous father, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there’s no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed’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 Apollo — 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 isn’t long before Adonis gets his own shot at the title … but can he develop not only the drive but also the heart of a true fighter, in time to get into the ring?
The very strong suggestion is that Rocky will be stricken with a potentially fatal disease. My first thought is it could be the return of a dangling thread from Rocky V, where Balboa was diagnosed with brain damage and ordered to retire. Little was made of his trauma in that movie, and it was barely even addressed in Rocky Balboa, where the Italian Stallion seems to have maintained all of his marbles and most of his physical skills. Given the increasing focus on concussions in contact sports, CTE could be a very dramatic and timely subplot. We’ll find out for sure on November 25, when Creed opens in theaters.

The movie arrives on November 25th, 2015

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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