We’re already pretty excited for Creed II – even though it will be the EIGHTH instalment in the Rocky franchise – after the 2015 film Creed turned out to be a surprisingly great movie. Sylvester Stallone even bagged himself an Oscar nom for his role.
And, as we await a November release for Creed II, Stallone has been sharing some tantalising behind-the-scenes videos from the set as the production gets underway.
The first clip sees Stallone outside his trailer talking about the movie. He wrote in the caption to the video: “A very exciting day!!! The actors and production team has been waiting a long time for this film to start, so ladies and gentlemen get ready to watch the fists start FLYING!”
Even more exciting, he posted a clip from inside the ring, saying: “This movie is taking off… exceeding my wildest dreams, so keep punching!” This man knows how to hype a movie.
Here’s the official synopsis for the film:
Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what’s worth fighting for, and discover that nothing’s more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can’t escape your history.
Creed II will see Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone return as Adonis Creed and Rocky Balboa. The movie will also star Dolph Lundgren as Ivan Drago and Romanian boxer Florian ‘Big Nasty’ Munteanu as his son.