Adonis, from Creed III, faces an old friend who has turned into a foe in the first trailer.

Adonis, from Creed III, faces an old friend who has turned into a foe in the first trailer.

The Creed movies have always been driven by stories drawn from Adonis "Donnie" Creed's (Michael B. Jordan) past, though they've often also had ties - unsurprisingly - to Sylvester Stallone's Rocky Balboa. But with Sly skipping Creed III (unless there's a cameo yet to be revealed), the new movie is all about Donnie's past coming back to haunt him

When Adonis Creed's childhood friend and former boxing prodigy, Damian, resurfaces after serving a long sentence in prison, he is eager to prove that he deserves his shot in the ring. In a story set a few years after Creed II, Adonis has been thriving in both his career

The face-off between former friends is more than just a fight. To settle the score, Adonis must put his future on the line to battle Damian – a fighter who has nothing to lose. Ad

This also marks Jordan's directorial debut - and from the looks of the trailer, at least, he's pulled no punches. It's always exciting

As an actor, I've always been drawn to characters that have an emotional depth and range that allows me to explore different aspects of myself. When I was given the opportunity to not only star in, but also co-write and produce, "Creed III," it was a chance to do just that - to tell a story that was personal to me and that I felt needed to be told. It's been seven or eight years since I last played Adonis Creed, and in that time I've grown a lot as a man and as an artist. I'm now 35 years old, and I have a lot to say about what it means to be a young Black man in America today. I wanted to

It was the right time, but that didn’t stop it being a giant endeavour for the first-time film director. “It was the most challenging thing that I’ve ever done so far by, by far, just daily pushing myself to new limits learning how to communicate and really get what’s in your head and have other people pick up on that passion, on that enthusiasm and want

Tessa Thompson returns to the role of Bianca Taylor in Creed II, with Phylicia Rashad as Mary Anne Creed, Wood Harris as Tony "Little Duke" Evers, and Florian Munteanu also back as Creed II's Drago Jr. Keenan Coogler and Zach Baylin wrote the screenplay

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