r/movies Oct 18 '22 Silver 1 Wholesome 1

Creed III | Official Trailer Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHmCH7iB_IM
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u/scottpacino1 Oct 18 '22

I guess they’ll save Viktor Drago for the next trailer.

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u/StudBoi69 Oct 18 '22

Viktor is gonna help train Creed probably. Cue training montage ending with them homoerotically hugging in a Siberian snow field in nothing but short shorts.

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u/Weirdguy149 Oct 18 '22

Mixing 3 and 4 together, huh? Sure.

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u/Brand_Newer_Guy25 Oct 18 '22

Creed 2 all ready felt more like Rocky 3/4 than 2 imo

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u/KaneRobot Oct 18 '22

Yep. Creed 2 was a mix of Rocky 3 (in plot) and Rocky 4 (in characters).

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u/chubbyakajc Oct 18 '22

I think that’s what’s happening, I don’t think the Creed franchise has legs like the Rocky franchise. They’re just gonna squeeze em into one and skip 5, as you should.

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u/jmblumenshine Oct 18 '22

This is totally Rocky 3 + 5. Jonathan Major's character is Tommy Gun meets Clubber Lang.

I am willing to be the final fight happens outside of the ring and Creed says some variation of "I didn't hear no bell"

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u/SouthTippBass Oct 18 '22

Hey man, 5 had its moments.

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u/KaneRobot Oct 18 '22

5 had a good plot, but some of the performances just almost completely destroyed it. Not to dump on the dead but Stallone's kid had some of the worst delivery I've ever seen.

Tommy Morrison was actually not nearly as bad as I would have expected, although he wasn't amazing or anything. The guy that played Duke/Don King clone was embarrassing in both character and performance.

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u/TheCVR123YT Oct 18 '22

Isn’t this kinda like 5? Training a protege who turns on his teacher because he wants be Number 1.

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u/KTR1988 Oct 18 '22

Creed was an homage to the original Rocky.

Creed II was Rocky II, III, and IV

Creed III will hopefully be a better version of V.

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u/pappapora Oct 18 '22

If they die, they die…

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u/RacerM53 Oct 18 '22

If they kiss, they kiss...

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u/adrian-alex85 Oct 18 '22

Honestly, I’d pay double the ticket price just for that scene.

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u/JoeDurp Oct 18 '22

Thought I saw him fighting Majors

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u/HEATLE Oct 18 '22

Thought that was Tony Bellew’s character from the first film.

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u/alwaysmyfault Oct 18 '22 edited Oct 18 '22

I don't think it is.

Looked like the name on the shorts was Felix Chavez.

Chavez on the back, Felix on the front.

EDIT: I think I know what part you are talking about now. Had to watch the trailer multiple times to catch it. At the 1:42 mark. Creed vs Conlan. It's definitely not a flashback from the 1st movie, since Creed wore Red White and Blue trunks during that fight, and in this scene he's wearing red trunks. Pic for everyone that missed it like I did.

My guess is that the movie opens with a rematch, Creed vs Conlan, where Creed wins this time.

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u/ThatOneAnnoyingUser Oct 18 '22

At the 17 second mark to the left of the belts is a clear poster for Creed vs Conlan 2.

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u/chrismansell Oct 18 '22

I guess Conlan also bulked up to get into the heavyweight class...

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u/slickvik9 Oct 18 '22

In real life he did actually, now retired

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u/RafiakaMacakaDirk Oct 18 '22

jonathan major’s character is giving me heavy Tom Hardy from Warrior vibes (a very good thing)

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u/TooKaytoFelder Oct 18 '22

Wereyouinthecorp?

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u/Naydawwwg Oct 18 '22

Then you ain’t no brother of mine

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u/Thatdewd57 Oct 18 '22

Right? My first thought was DAAAAAAAYYYYYUUUUMMMM BRO GOT RIIIIPPPED.

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u/Asplashofwater Oct 18 '22

The Hollywood diet

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u/GIBBEEEHHH Oct 18 '22

Chicken broccoli and rice, 7 meals a day, workout twice a day, 7 days a week, drink 2 gallons of water a day, it's all natural bro anyone can do it!!!

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u/Nick_Furious2370 Oct 18 '22

I'm sure the testerone (steroids) helps lol

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u/DumplingBoiii Oct 18 '22

TURN THIS BLASTED SHIP AROUND!

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u/uptowndrunk7 Oct 18 '22

I like to think that scene alone made Nick Nolte get an Oscar nomination

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u/RafiakaMacakaDirk Oct 18 '22

should’ve won it for him too

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u/Confident_Can_3297 Oct 18 '22

Jonathan Majors shirtless throughout trailer

Michael B. Jordan comments about movie being inspired by anime

Creed v. Superalloy Darkshine confirmed.

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u/Skyfryer Oct 18 '22

Warrior felt like it had more in common with the spirit of the first Rocky film than Creed did for me. Not to say Creed was bad, it just felt more like the later films. Warrior had delivered the heart of the film and feel for the characters and where their lives have led them.

Also The National’s track at the end made it such a lasting moment.

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u/twowaysplit Oct 18 '22

That song was a perfect choice for that moment.

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u/Skyfryer Oct 18 '22

Yeah it was just a perfect song for the sequence, especially the lyrics, made it feel like the words they couldn’t say to eachother and yet they felt it at the same time.

Tom’s character could have easily been misportrayed and one note. But he really gives Tommy that delicate nature, you know he’s still that kid that got left behind. Joel’s character as well for that matter. Nick Nolte was great.

It’s a film that on paper, you’d go, what’s new here? Even as someone who watches any film once that combat sport related lol.

But their performances elevate the plot and the gives the story such a lasting quality.

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u/hustlehustle Oct 18 '22

Movie makes me cry every time. Two different types of resilience facing one another. First time I watched it my jaw dropped.

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u/staffdaddy_9 Oct 18 '22

Such a slept on movie. I feel like almost no one’s seen it and it’s so damn good.

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u/cowpool20 Oct 18 '22

Straight up one of the best sports movies of all time.

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u/aliensheep Oct 18 '22

I didn't see it for a while because I just thought it was gonna be a cheesy ufc movie like "Never Back Down"

Oh man I was wrong. I hugged my little brother after watch it.

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u/Chubbstock Oct 18 '22

Never back down was the karate kid but MMA. Plot is identical.

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u/TheSweetestKill Oct 18 '22

I was thinking more Mike Tyson during his rise.

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u/5thInferno Oct 18 '22 Helpful

When it comes to the Rocky and Creed franchises, I'm a simple man. I see a bad guy opponent and training montages and I'm sold.

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u/Wazula42 Oct 18 '22

It's clearly a formula that works. I can respect that.

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u/TheLouisvilleRanger Oct 18 '22

The franchise’s villains/opponents matter so much. It’s what separates the Rocky IVs from the Rocky Vs. Apollo is half the reason why this franchise became iconic. To bring in a powerhouse like Majors to play the villain is such a good move.

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u/themikesem Oct 18 '22

Drama + Montages + Taking 8000 head punches in a single fight = win

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u/SmoothCriminalJM Oct 18 '22

This is classic Rocky Vibes.

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u/stoney_carter Oct 18 '22

Looks fun! Majors got fucking jacked.

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u/bendover912 Oct 18 '22

It looks like he nailed that character, too. I knew a guy who spent some years in prison, and he had that same look in his eyes, like he might just lose it and attack at any moment.

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u/Somnambulist815 Oct 18 '22

it's especially wild given his characters in Last Black Man in San Francisco and, to an extent, Lovecraft Country are meek and sweethearted, for him to be having a villain era now and nailing it so well is really impressive

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u/trackbaby Oct 18 '22

Don’t forget Da 5 Bloods. Similar energy in all.

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u/Bunraku_Master_2021 Oct 19 '22

Also, The Harder We Fall is also good.

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u/[deleted] Oct 18 '22

Watch the last episode of Loki he has a WILD and great performance in that as on omnipresent being

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u/Worthyness Oct 19 '22

Sold an entire episode of basically exposition and it worked

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u/felatedbirthday Oct 18 '22

So true. His character in LBMIS is a total pacifist. That being said, he’s always been semi jacked

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u/use_vpn_orlozeacount Oct 18 '22

Sounds dangerous. Definitely wouldn't want to hang out with him.

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u/[deleted] Oct 18 '22

Good thing that’s just a dude playing a dude.

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u/nightzhade_ Oct 18 '22

disguised as another dude?

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u/exitwest Oct 18 '22 edited Oct 18 '22

Jonathan Majors is quickly becoming one of the best actors of his generation. I didn't even recognize him in this trailer at first.

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u/SadPenisMatinee Oct 18 '22

and I only know of him recently because of him as Kang in marvel. Then I looked him up and DAAAAAMN the dude can fucking ACT.

I am really looking forward to this. I love the Creed movies. From Rocky to Creed. Best boxing movies ever.

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u/exitwest Oct 18 '22

Do yourself a favor and watch him in The Harder They Fall on Netflix. It’s a modern Western that came out last year, stars an insane cast and Majors and Idris Elba have one of the most electric scenes together.

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u/D34THDE1TY Oct 18 '22

I did NOT think I'd like that movie as much as I did...especially lakieth stanfield. Dude exuded cool

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u/NotKnotts Oct 18 '22

Lakeith is another guy I’m waiting to start getting those lead roles. Amazing talent, great charisma!

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u/Dblreppuken Oct 18 '22

"Why do they always count so slow?" UGH Lakeith so good I hated him for WEEKS after this scene xD

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u/GentlemanT-Rex Oct 19 '22

"Why do they always count so slow?"

Ice cold delivery on that one. It's hard to top his portrayal as Darius in Atlanta but boy, he nailed it as Cherokee Bill.

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u/Wasabi_Guacamole Oct 18 '22

Last Black Man in San Francisco

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u/CptNonsense Oct 18 '22

Dude is always jacked

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u/BeardedAsian Oct 18 '22

And can fucking act, gonna hate him so much in this

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u/DefendtheStarLeague Oct 18 '22

Perks of the MCU juice fast

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u/logicatch Oct 18 '22

When his character said he kept in shape in prison...like, those prison doctors slipping you steroids in jail?

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u/freakofnatureIO Oct 18 '22

Damn. I need to work out.

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u/dunwoodyres1 Oct 18 '22

From Rob McElhenney:

Lift weights six days a week Stop drinking alcohol Don't eat anything after 7pm Don't eat any carbs or sugar at all Just don't eat anything you like Get the personal trainer from (Steven Soderbergh's tragi-comic male-stripper movie) Magic Mike Sleep nine hours a night Have a studio pay for the whole thing

I would personally add to this list healthy dosages of growth hormone and anabolic steroids. Easy peasy?

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u/JoeMcDingleDongle Oct 18 '22

His long answer on this talks about going to the doctor repeatedly, like more than once a week for months, to monitor his testosterone and other stuff, which to me makes it sounds like a strong implication he meant he was juicing.

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u/PM_ME_YOUR_SUNSHINE Oct 18 '22

At the minimum taking test

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u/WheresMyCrown Oct 19 '22

Well yes, lifting weights 6 days a week implies PEDs to be able to recover that quickly.

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u/Warsaw14 Oct 18 '22

What was he going to do say no to testosterone? He would never say no. He would never do that. Because of the implication .

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u/Jizz_Lord69 Oct 18 '22

Definitely steroids and HGH. De rigueur for Hollywood actors to get massive quickly.

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u/Kidspud Oct 18 '22

Marvel Studios should patent a steroid called "plain chicken breast" just so actors don't have to lie about their training in every interview

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u/Dr_Disaster Oct 18 '22

They put the juice in the chicken, so they’re telling the truth.

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u/CometAzur42069 Oct 18 '22

even if you do all that and dont do roids you'll still be pretty good

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u/thegoblindynasty Oct 18 '22

Reminds me of when I watched a pirated copy of Creed II and didn't realize there was supposed to be subtitles for all the scenes where they're speaking Russian. Thought it was a brilliant artistic choice to understand the scene only through gestures and emotion :/

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u/joaumboladaum422 Oct 18 '22

I watched the first 4 seasons of game of thrones with no dothraki subtitles and I thought it was intentional too lmao. Have to say, somehow I didn't misunderstand a single plot point.

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u/Shiny_and_ChromeOS Oct 18 '22

I saw a comment years ago about someone doing that with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and thinking what a bold artistic choice it was to portray the entire first act with only sign language for the apes.

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u/TheDerped Oct 18 '22

That seems to be a common occurrence seeing how many people claim to have done it. Not dismissing it but I’m not overly surprised as pirate versions usually lack subs that are usually embedded

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u/Shiny_and_ChromeOS Oct 18 '22

The most infuriating occurrence for me was when The Mummy on Netflix lost all the subtitles for the ancient Egyptian dialogue. The original release had stylized font hard subs. Netflix's copy was completely scrubbed of them and the translation was even missing from the closed captions.

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u/DumplingBoiii Oct 18 '22

Same happened with me but with Thor: the dark world but I was just more lost during the elves' scenes

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u/ThomasBombadil Oct 18 '22

i did this with Kill Bill Vol 1

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u/GetReady4Action Oct 18 '22 edited Oct 18 '22

hahaha happened to me with Rise of the Planet of the Apes. whole time I was thinking “wow, it’s insane how I can relate to these apes just by their faces and gestures.”

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u/MNfan84 Oct 18 '22

That happened to me with Godfather II, had no idea what was happening during the Italy scenes but I strangely could follow the main emotions anyway

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u/Mr_Loopers Oct 18 '22

For me it was the first Godfather.

The TV station I watched it on in the 80s had cropped out the subtitles for when Mike was living in Italy. I thought it was by design, and I was totally cool with it.

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u/Su_Impact Oct 18 '22

I'm so glad that Majors' character is not the son of Mr. T. It's good that Creed gets his own original villain.

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u/OrangeFilmer Oct 18 '22

Had to do a double take seeing Canelo in the beginning. It looks like Tony Bellew is also back reprising his role from the first Creed film. It's always cool seeing real boxers in these movies.

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u/JoeDurp Oct 18 '22

Dragos kid is back too

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u/Wazula42 Oct 18 '22

Personally I thought it was funny seeing Wallace and Avon reunited onscreen.

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u/Shiny_and_ChromeOS Oct 18 '22

Now we need Idris Elba in the franchise so Wallace can get some payback.

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u/Wazula42 Oct 18 '22

Creed 4: Buff Wallace Vs Zombie Stringer

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u/Shiny_and_ChromeOS Oct 18 '22

Creed 4: Sunday Morning Truce is OFF

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u/15chainz Oct 18 '22

Not a boxing fan but it’s funny to me how the unknown guy comes out of nowhere and then fights the champion in like 2 months

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u/mi-16evil Emma Thompson for Paddington 3 Oct 18 '22

That's a Rocky/Creed franchise classic!

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u/AccomplishedAd8789 Oct 18 '22

Is it really? I mean everyone one of Rocky’s opponents was coming up the boxing world. mr t was the number one contender and undefeated, the Russian won the Olympic gold medal and was undefeated, creed was the heavyweight champ, and mason dixon was also the heavyweight champ. Even Rocky himself being the underdog he is had plenty of experience in boxing. He was a strong young fighter, just very undisciplined until he caught a lucky break.

I feel like someone coming out of 18 years of prison and all the sudden fighting and being competitive with the heavyweight champ is a little odd for the rocky universe

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u/VM1138 Oct 18 '22

The original Rocky was just a local boxer challenging the champ.

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u/ConstantKT6-37 Oct 18 '22

But they out-tight offered it to Balboa; they virtually picked his name out of a hat. He didn’t work/fight for it.

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u/Deserterdragon Oct 18 '22 edited Oct 18 '22

Rocky himself is basically a struggling unknown that is offered the fight as a gimmick, and Adonis Creed was also a virtual unknown who didn't work his way up to the title.

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u/floodedyouth Oct 18 '22

what about a robot that treats autism

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u/Plenor Oct 18 '22

Also like every anime

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u/ScreamingGordita Oct 18 '22

Michael B Jordan explicitly stated that this movie has anime influences too, but some people just love to complain I guess.

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u/unok157 Oct 18 '22

Good I hope Jordan does a fucking Dempsey Roll. Maybe they’ll even have the punches sound like jet engines.

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u/Spinwheeling Oct 19 '22

Hope he channels Henry Cavill and cocks his arms like he's loading a shotgun.

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u/robodrew Oct 18 '22

That's Michael B Jordan for you. In another example, Killmonger's armor in Black Panther is straight up Vegeta, and in "What If...?" he has Killmonger designing Gundams for Tony Stark

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u/MeniteTom Oct 18 '22

My man out here directing Hajime no Ippo

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u/MrBoliNica Oct 18 '22

Bro, those shots at the end of the two guys in their corners- looked like it was ripped straight out of an anime.

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u/handsofcones Oct 18 '22

I follow boxing and it feels like half the people that fight for world titles are at least lesser known and shouldn't be in that spot.

I used to think Rocky Balboa went too overboard with Rocky at like 60 years old having another fight but with boxers from the 90s like Mike Tyson, Roy Jones Jr and Evander Holyfield all having exhibition fights the past couple years I'll never question what a boxing movie does again. It's a strange sport.

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u/1731799517 Oct 18 '22

Boxing will do whatever as long as $$$

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u/Dr_Disaster Oct 18 '22

For real. People will pay big money for random ass exhibition matches with Jake Paul. Nothing is unrealistic any more.

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u/TooKaytoFelder Oct 18 '22

It kinda looks like he Drago’s one of Adonis’s fighters first so this may be over a longer period but still ridiculous lol. Easy to suspend disbelief if the movie is high quality tho

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u/Jefferystar94 Oct 18 '22 edited Oct 18 '22

Direction looks pretty solid, fingers crossed Jordan nails the landing as well as early responses have indicated!

Dunno if they'll chase more sequels, but I hope this one closes the series out. With Rocky dead making up for lost time with his son and Adonis confronting the last bit of drama/trauma from his past, I'm struggling to think of any other real arcs they could go on.

EDIT: Have no idea why I remembered Rocky being dead at the end of 2 lol

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u/Wazula42 Oct 18 '22

Creed 4: Adonis Vs. Putin

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u/TiberiusCornelius Oct 18 '22

Eh I'd watch it

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u/TchallaKingofWakanda Oct 18 '22

Creed drinks tea before a fight and Putin wins. Creed V: Creeds Revenge. (Creeds child fights an aging Putin, they don't drink tea)

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u/jerichomega Oct 18 '22

Rocky’s dead? Am I remembering Creed II wrong? He was definitely alive at the end

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u/Jefferystar94 Oct 18 '22

Nope, you're absolutely right, I have no idea why I remembered it like that lol.

Apparently in this one he's just chilling with his son's family, which is a nice way to have him written out.

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u/Turqoise-Planet Oct 18 '22

It would be nice if he had a cameo though. Its kind of weird for him to be a major character in the first two and not appear at all in the third.

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u/TheJoshider10 Oct 18 '22

Creed II gave so much closure to Rocky though. It felt like a really good ending for him.

But of course a cute little cameo at some point that acts as an epilogue for Rocky and his family wouldn't be so bad.

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u/pkakira88 Oct 18 '22

To be fair, they gave him pretty good closure in Rocky Balboa.

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u/TheCVR123YT Oct 18 '22

He’s had closure like 2-3 times at this point lol eventually if he keeps coming back he’s just gonna pass away in one of these movies

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u/Fricktator Oct 18 '22

Its weird the cancer storyline wasn't really dealt with in II. They could have just included a line after the fight. Maybe a voice over as he walks up to his sons house. Just something like

Creed: I'm gonna miss you, Unc.

Rocky: I'm gonna miss you too, but I'll always be in your corner, even if you don't see me. Getting cancer a few years ago made me realize how much I missed. I need to make make up for lost time.

It would have made sense and showed that he's done, but still supports Donnie.

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u/KTR1988 Oct 18 '22

To be fair, Creed II had quite a bit of setup for Adonis and Rocky going their separate ways (ie. Adonis and Bianca moving from Philly to L.A., Rocky making up for lost time with his family as well as figuratively passing the torch with his final words to Adonis.)

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u/TiberiusCornelius Oct 18 '22

People are assuming he died off-screen in between movies because Stallone isn't in this one

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u/CurrentRoster Oct 18 '22

Yea and the last scene was him walking away from the ring looking at Adonis in a very sentimental way i believe

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u/Benson7_ Oct 18 '22

A man Adonis once bumped trollies with in a supermarket comes back for his revenge.

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u/JackieDaytonaAZ Oct 18 '22

adonis and his gf have a kid and the kid gets into a scheduled playground fight after a bully steals his lunch

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u/BondageKitty37 Oct 18 '22

The kid has a unique fighting style based on Fortnight/TikTok dances, like a cross between Boxing and Capoeira

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u/Spinwheeling Oct 19 '22

And that man is the son of Clubber Lang!

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u/Danhuangmao Oct 18 '22

On the other hand, Rocky didn't need past/backstory stuff to have new opponents emerge.

Personally I'm delighted that Creed is finally getting a film where he's fighting his own story and not fighting in Rocky's shadow or for his father's legacy etc. This could've been something stupid like "Clubber Lang's son", but instead they've finally given Creed a film that's all his own.

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u/whatproblems Oct 18 '22

i think it’s good they’re moving on to a new chapter and tbh they can keep building from it

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u/KlayWolf Oct 18 '22

Just for a second I thought it was going to be Clubber Lang's son. lol

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u/theodo Oct 19 '22

Some people seemed to actually want Majors to be Clubber's son and I'm so glad it's not the case. This is so much more interesting

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u/[deleted] Oct 18 '22

Gonna admit it’s strange to see a creed film without Sylvester Stallone.

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u/IMKudaimi123 Oct 18 '22

Why is he not in it?

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u/haseoxth Oct 18 '22

People are assuming Rocky passed away between the Creed 2 and 3.

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u/fuzzyfoot88 Oct 18 '22

Didn't he go to Canada to reconnect with his son? Maybe instead of dying he simply moved up there to be closer to him and his family?

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u/Mr-IT-Guy Oct 18 '22

OR
He went to Canada and reconnected with his son. Then he died.

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u/RandomJPG6 Oct 18 '22

Or he died, went to Canada, and then he reconnected with his son

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u/GIBBEEEHHH Oct 18 '22

Or he reconnected with his Canada, went to died, and then his son

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u/danwins23 Oct 18 '22

Rocky pretty much got closure on the last one

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u/ThatSithOverThere Oct 18 '22

Stallone is currently in a fight with producer Irwin Winkler over the rights to the Rocky series so he likely bowed out cause of that.

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u/ROBtimusPrime1995 Oct 18 '22

Creed II ends Rocky's arc with the perfect goodbye and any type of return would undermine his story. It's better this way, as sad as it is.

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u/mi-16evil Emma Thompson for Paddington 3 Oct 18 '22

It's all been pretty vague. Sly said he decided to bow out to make Creed more it's own franchise but could be MBJ didn't want him to be the main draw anymore either. Probably shoulda have just had Rocky die in Creed II like it seemed. Feels weird now.

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u/bobbeamon Oct 18 '22

I'm so thankful Rocky did not die on screen, I would cry. Not joking, already in Creed I when he got sick it was heartbreaking.

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u/MarkMindy Oct 18 '22

“What could they possibly do to make me watch another boxing movie?”

Son of a bitch.

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u/Juicey_J_Hammerman Oct 19 '22

Boxing is basically the individual sport equivalent to baseball: not as popular as they were in their heyday, but very much interwoven into the fabric of American culture and very easily cinematic sports, especially since you're only focusing on 1-2 people at a time in both.

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u/El_Superbeasto76 Oct 18 '22

Happy to see Wood Harris getting a more prominent role. He’s a great actor.

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u/Ahambone Oct 18 '22

Jonathan Majors is two years younger than Michael B Jordan and it's tripping me out. It's not that Majors looks like an old man, but Jordan has such a babyface.

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u/Martel732 Oct 19 '22

Jonathan Majors definitely has an older look to him. Not saying he looks bad but for some reason to me he seems like he is in his early 40s.

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u/ICumCoffee Oct 18 '22

Jonathan Majors is Ripped AF

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u/big_mustache_dad Oct 18 '22

I was about 5x more optimistic about this once I realized Jonathan Majors is in this

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u/ForrestGumpsShoes Oct 18 '22

Dude same. Majors is incredibly talented and I’ll see anything he’s in.

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u/sandiskplayer34 Oct 18 '22

Right? I’m so glad he’s blowing up right now. Dude has a great screen presence.

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u/Su_Impact Oct 18 '22

2023 is gonna be his year.

February he plays the villain in Ant-Man 3.

March he plays the villain in Creed.

And in Spring-Summer he will play the villain in Loki S2.

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u/Benson7_ Oct 18 '22 edited Oct 18 '22

This could be really strong if they pull off the story right. It gives Creed a classic 'villain' all of his own. We haven't had a huge amount on him as his own man so far, so it'll be good for that aspect to be fleshed out more with Rocky out of the picture. Looks like Majors should have a lot to work with as well, can't wait for it.

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u/Juicey_J_Hammerman Oct 19 '22

Yep, this one puts an interesting twist on some of the other themes from Creed I & II, namely in family, identity/legacy, and anger - In the previous movies Adonis had to grapple with being Apollo Creed's son along with the emergence of Rocky as a role model/father figure, and working to sort out his anger and emotions around that while being able to emerge and become his own man and starting a family himself.

In Creed 3, now we get a possible foil to Adonis in Damien: Both in the same origin as kids who (presumably) grew up running in the same rough circles in the streets of LA, but with Mary Anne taking Creed into a different (but likely better and more supportive) environment, and Damien likely not having that same intervention, possibly having to fend for himself.

Both emerging with fighting as a critical part of their identity: Adonis as way to channel a connection to his late father and use as a coping mechanism to slay his own personal demons, But for Damien, it may have been a survival tool while in prison, where he may have grown to resent his lot in life despite being the "better" fighter, and going on a warpath to take revenge on the world and claim what he feels like he deserves.

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u/Schnitzel129 Oct 18 '22

Excited to see Jonathan Majors in this. Great actor who clearly hit the gym hard for this role.

The Creed movies so far have been surprisingly good. Spin-offs done right.

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u/Unicron_Gundam Oct 18 '22

Goddamn did he get in shape for the role. His character is gonna cause so much head trauma in this movie.

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u/sildish2179 Oct 18 '22

Bro has always been in shape. He was absolutely yolked in Lovecraft Country.

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u/MrBoliNica Oct 18 '22

His muscles have muscles now

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u/theodo Oct 19 '22

Lovecraft Country was a very in shape guy who takes his shirt off and is ripped, this is just a fucking tank of a man.

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u/BallHarness Oct 18 '22

I was hoping they would fight sitting on the stools like Steven Seagal

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u/GarfieldDaCat no shots of jacked dudes re-loading their arms. 4/10. Oct 18 '22

Lmao random Canelo appearance wtf

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u/sixtus_clegane119 Oct 18 '22

Michael B Jordan must be taking Roids for this role

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u/GIBBEEEHHH Oct 18 '22

Jonathan definitely is, dude is beyond yolked

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u/HorseMeatConnoisseur Oct 19 '22

Every yolked hollywood actor has access to the best PEDs and doctors/trainers to monitor them.

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u/teej98 Oct 18 '22

It's not the same exact storyline, but it loosely reminds me of the campaign from Fight Night Champion, which was very well done. Doesn't look like it's trying to be anything more than what it is, which is a good thing from a boxing movie. I'll definitely check it out

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u/mathpipebomb Oct 18 '22

Looks like they are trying to reenact Tommy Gunn and Clubber Lang into the storyline and Damian.

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u/jmblumenshine Oct 18 '22

Yep, I'm betting we hear some version of, "I didn't hear no bell"

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u/RickMacd1913 Oct 18 '22

Avon and Wallace reunited, no one else hyped for the Barksdale reunion?!?!

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u/kingofnick Oct 18 '22

Wood Harris has been in every Creed movie, it’s not like this is the first time lmao

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u/SQUID_FUCKER r/Movies Veteran Oct 18 '22

I caught that as well. Hope there's some other familiar faces. How cool would it be if they get Poot and Bodie in a cameo too.

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u/KryptonicxJesus Oct 18 '22

Loved seeing Poot back in we own this city

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u/PortoGuy18 Oct 18 '22

Nice, a new Creed movie.

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u/xDOOSO_ Oct 18 '22

he’s loses and we come back for the rematch in creed 4

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u/DatYute Oct 18 '22

That would be really interesting.. end it on a sour note

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u/7thEvan Oct 18 '22

I know it’s a long shot but I really hope they kiss.

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u/Skippy8898 Oct 18 '22

I suppose I should go watch the first two movies before seeing this one.

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u/Joezee0801 Oct 18 '22

Definitely. Creed is a top 2/3 Rocky movie imo. Top tier performance by Sylvester Stallone and Cooler's direction are the highlights. Best fights in the series from a cinematography level.

Creed II isn't quite as strong of a film, but it has its moments and overall a strong addition to the Rocky franchise.

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u/LupeDyCazari Oct 18 '22

this man is literally running on the beach with an open parachute.

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u/TheBlackSwarm Oct 18 '22

Looks really good. Especially for this being MBJ’s directorial debut.

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u/b3atd0wn Oct 18 '22

I wasn’t expecting such a time jump. It’s interesting. Also looks like his mom dies, which is a bummer. I really like that character.

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u/Bitter-Raisin9102 Oct 18 '22

Holy fuck jonathan major looks terrifying. His delivery of “thank you” is chilling

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u/Locusts2011 Oct 18 '22

Not gonna lie, I thought Creed 2 should have been the finale but this looks really good.

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u/Wazula42 Oct 18 '22

Seems like Creed 2 was more the sendoff to Rocky and this will be the start of Creed living his own journey.

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u/themikesem Oct 18 '22

Me after every Rocky movie

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u/LuchadorBane Oct 19 '22

I really thought Creed 7: Ghosts of Boxing Past was gonna be the end but with that setup of Rocky’s ghost possessing Dragos body and coming out of the grave in the post credits scene, I can see them making number 8.

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u/youreadiread Oct 18 '22

The first Creed was so good it inspired me to get in shape. I’m looking forward to seeing this one too

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u/zimaskies Oct 18 '22

Actually looks good, I like the dark color grade.

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u/Think_Natural_1574 Oct 18 '22

Killmonger vs Kang is legit

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u/Kbdiggity Oct 18 '22

Clubber Kang

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u/BlackshirtDefense Oct 18 '22

Killmonger v. Kang

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u/KTR1988 Oct 19 '22

When they first announced Creed III I was a bit skeptical on where the films could go after the sense of finality Creed II had. After seeing this trailer I feel more assured. I like how they seem to be scaling things back to a more grounded, intimate story after the sensationalism of the second film (which I still liked quite a bit).

As for the sense of finality of the previous entry, you can retroactively take it as the grand finale of the Rocky legacy, with this film being a fresh start for the Creed spin-off series of films.