The first trailer for Creed was released earlier today! Now, I have to admit that I’m not a huge fan of boxing. Nor did I exactly love Rocky when I watched it on TCM. (That said, I’ve always secretly felt that I was a bit too glibly dismissive of it in my review.)
But you know what film I did really admire? Fruitvale Station. Ryan Coogler’s directorial debut was a powerful and disturbing look at race relations in America. It had its flaws but overall, Coogler crafted one of the best films of the decade. Equally impressive was the film’s star, Michael B. Jordan.
So for me, my interesting has been piqued because Creed is another chapter in the careers of both Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan and I can not wait to see where they go.
However, I think a lot more people will want to see the film because it is another chapter in the story of Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky. So, before seeing Creed, be sure to check out our own Jedadiah Leland’s look back at the history of the Rocky franchise!
And watch the trailer for Creed below!