In the newest trailer, we see a more in-depth look at main character Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan), whose story starts off with Rocky bailing the troubled young man out of jail.
Adonis seems to be struggling with living in his boxing champion father’s shadow. He’s scared to take on his dad’s name, but eventually we see the upstart gain the prestigious Creed moniker. Rocky becomes his mentor, however, he’s also in poor health. As he tries to push young Adonis away, the son of Apollo Creed lets Rocky know he’s there for him:
“You’re sitting here crying that nobody’s around for you, I’m here for you everyday. I’m standing right in front of you,” Johnson tells him.
The two begin training and fighting together – Adonis to get out of his father’s shadow and earn the name, and Rocky for his life.
Creed is in theaters this Thanksgiving.