Theatrical premiere: November 25, 2015
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Tony Bellew and Graham McTavish.
Your legacy is more than a name
Director: Ryan Coogler
Screenwriters: Ryan Coogler, Aaron Covington
Budget: $35 million
Based on Characters by Sylvester Stallone
From Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema comes award-winning filmmaker Ryan Coogler’s Creed. The film explores a new chapter in the Rocky story and stars Academy Award nominee Sylvester Stallone in his iconic role. The film also reunites Coogler with his Fruitvale Station star 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. 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?
Creed also stars Tessa Thompson (Selma, Dear White People) as Bianca, a local singer-songwriter who becomes involved with Adonis; Phylicia Rashad (Lifetime’s Steel Magnolias) as Mary Anne Creed, Apollo’s widow; and English pro boxer and former three-time ABA Heavyweight Champion Anthony Bellew as boxing champ “Pretty” Ricky Conlan.
“Creed” Cast in Stills
Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Johnson Creed
Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa
Tessa Thompson as Bianca
Phylicia Rashād as Mary Anne Creed
Tony Bellew as “Pretty” Ricky Conlan
Graham McTavish as Tommy Holiday
Film frames from “Creed”
New Line Cinema