A new promo spot for the Rocky sequel shows an aged and ailing Sylvester Stallone
Rocky Balboa still has some fight in him, but a new trailer for Creed, the latest sequel in the Rocky franchise, shows how the torch has been passed to a new fighter played by Michael B. Jordan.
The trailer, which debuted Monday, shows Jordan’s character – Adonis Creed, son of Apollo Creed, played by Carl Weathers in the first four Rocky movies – training under the tutelage of an aged and ailing Balboa (Sylvester Stallone). Unlike the previous trailer for the film, this new clip offers more screen time to the film’s female leads: Phylicia Rashad, who plays Apollo Creed’s widow and Adonis’ mother, and Tessa Thompson, who plays the love interest – the Adrian to Adonis’ Rocky, if you will.
The new film plays close to its roots, even including a scene where Balboa makes his pupil catch a chicken, which he does easily. “Chickens are slowing down,” Stallone’s character jokes.
Creed opens in theaters on Nov. 25.