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Fueled by Kendrick Lamar’s “Loyalty,” the first trailer for Creed II reveals a renewed rivalry with a name steeped in Rocky franchise lore: Ivan Drago, the Russian pugilist who killed Adonis Creed’s father in Rocky IV.

Pitted against the Russian’s son, Viktor, Rocky Balboa is once again at Adonis’ side and warns him, “You got everything to lose, this guy got nothing to lose. This guy is dangerous.”

Director Steven Caple Jr. steps into the director’s chair for Ryan Coogler who helped the original film take in over $170 million at the global box office, while the principal cast – including Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, and Tessa Thompson – all return.

Creed II hits theaters November 21.

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Words by Alec Banks
Features Editor

Alec Banks is a Los Angeles-based long-form writer with over a decade of experience covering fashion, music, sports, and culture.

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