Most of the friends of my vintage grew up with the “Rocky” franchise of films and many were excited about the story continuing with the offspring of the late great Apollo Creed with the “Creed” films. With the first two films doing good in the box office, MGM is offering up a third in “Creed III”. The first trailer for this 2023 release just dropped and I’m sharing this along with the premise, casting and artwork. Enjoy.
The Synopsis: Five years after Creed II, after dominating the boxing world, Adonis “Donnie” Creed has been thriving in both his career and family life. When a childhood friend and former boxing prodigy, Damian “Dame” Anderson, resurfaces after serving a long sentence in prison, he is eager to prove that he deserves his shot in the ring. The face-off between former friends is more than just a fight. To settle the score, Donnie must put his future on the line to battle Dame – a fighter who has nothing to lose.
Michael B. Jordan as Adonis “Donnie” Creed (né Johnson)
Alex Henderson as young Adonis “Donnie” Johnson
Tessa Thompson as Bianca Taylor
Jonathan Majors as Damian “Dame” Anderson
Spence Moore II as young Damian “Dame” Anderson
Wood Harris as Tony “Little Duke” Evers
Florian Munteanu as Viktor Drago
Phylicia Rashad as Mary Anne Creed
Tony Bellew as “Pretty” Ricky Conlan
Selenis Leyva in undisclosed role
Thaddeus J. Mixson in undisclosed role
Mila Davis-Kent in undisclosed role
Canelo Álvarez in undisclosed role
Piercing Ken Thoughts: I mentioned that a lot of folks my age grew up with the “Rocky” films as they were being released and I am speaking from the very first one. Though I didn’t see the first two in the theaters myself, I remember going to see the third and fourth with a literal army of fans of the franchise and these were exciting nights out. Sadly I didn’t keep up with the franchise past the fourth film and hence never continued on into the “Creed” films but I did hear they were pretty good so I might be checking them out on whatever streaming service has them and since I am rather behind, I doubt that I will be catching this one in the theater. Sure I have a LONG time to go for it but I have plenty of other things coming at me that are 100% locked into my interests. I do like Jordan and Majors and think this will be a thrilling chapter to the story. Some might wonder why this trailer was directed over to “The Chronicles” as opposed to the PiercingMetal Pop Culture stuff but that was to stockpile more traditional dramas here and leave the other side to Sci-Fi, Horror and Super-Hero stuff. Believe me I am NOT at all suffering on that side of the creative coin. So wrapping it up I wonder what you readers think about this trailer and if you’re already a fan that is writing it down on your calendar to go on the opening weekend. Chime in down below in the comments and I will see you next time. Please stay safe out there.
Official Film Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creed_III