Adonis Johnson(MichaelB.Jordan)never knew his famous father,world heavy weight 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 (Sylvester 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 title…but can he develop not only the drive but also the heart of a true fighter, in time to get into the ring?
Director: Ryan Coogler
Writers: Screenplay by Ryan Coogler & Aaron Covington
Based on characters from the â€œRockyâ€ series written by Sylvester Stallone
Producers: Robert Chartoff, Irwin Winkler, Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, Sylvester Stallone, Kevin King Templeton
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Anthony Bellew
In theaters on November 25
(Warner Bros. Pictures/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures)