While there is a great deal of the same footage here from the previous trailers, this one is framed a bit more intensely and plays up the dramatics of it all. One big thing here is that Adonis is very much on top now and has been for some time — he’s no longer an underdog. But it appears as though that’s going to be put at risk as this is not just another fight; Creed has a history with Majors’ character Damian, and a complicated one at that. As is the case with the best “Rocky” movies, there appears to be a great deal of substance both inside and outside of the ring here. The synopsis for the sequel reads as follows:
After dominating the boxing world, Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) has been thriving in both his career and family life. When a childhood friend and former boxing prodigy, Damian (Jonathan Majors), 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, Adonis must put his future on the line to battle Damian –- a fighter who has nothing to lose.
The cast also includes Tessa Thompson (“Thor: Love and Thunder”), Wood Harris (“The Wire”), Mila Davis-Kent (“The Resident”), Florian Munteanu (“Creed II”), and Phylicia Rashad (“Black Box”). Sev Ohanian, Zinzi Coogler, Nicolas Stern, and Adam Rosenberg serve as executive producers, with Irwin Winkler, Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, David Winkler, Ryan Coogler, Jordan, Elizabeth Raposo, Jonathan Glickman, and Sylvester Stallone also producing.
“Creed III” is set to hit theaters on March 3, 2023.