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WATCH: First trailer for Rocky spin-off Creed starring Sylvester Stallone and Michael B Jordan

Published 01/07/2015 | 14:27

Sylvester Stallone and Michael B Jordan in Creed
Sylvester Stallone and Michael B Jordan in Creed

Sylvester Stallone is back for another instalment in the Rocky franchise.

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The first trailer for Creed, directed by Ryan Coogler, has just been released and stars Sly opposite 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. 

However, with boxing in his blood he heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed’s legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa.

He tracks Rocky 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?

Creed, cert tbc is released in Ireland on November 27th

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