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New Creed 2 Trailer: Michael B. Jordan Trains For The Fight Of His Life

It's now or never. 

MGM Entertainment dropped a brand-new trailer for Creed 2, the hotly anticipated sequel to Ryan Coogler's acclaimed 2015 film, and let's just say that those hoping to see Michael B. Jordan go absolutely H.A.M. as Adonis Creed will be thoroughly pleased. 

The new Creed 2 trailer, which follows after MGM unveiled the kickass first look at the Steven Caple Jr.-directed flick back in June, reiterates the tense narrative: Adonis walks a razor-thin tightrope, riding the fine line between his personal life and life in the boxing ring as he trains to fight his most fearsome opponent yet – Viktor Drago (Florian Munteanu), the son of Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren), the man who killed Adonis' father in the middle of a fight, as seen in Rocky 4. Boxing legend Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) takes Adonis under his wing to help ensure the underdog light heavyweight is properly prepared to swing his fists at Viktor. 

The only problem is that Adonis might not be entirely ready. As the trailer teases, the talented fighter has a lot going on behind the scenes. But with blood on his knuckles, fire in his heart, and a singular goal in his head, Adonis must push aside all distractions and pour everything he has into besting Viktor — no matter the cost. Along the way, he and his mentor Balboa will explore their shared legacy and discover the multifaceted nature of redemption, vengeance, and justice.

Check out the trailer above, then have a peek at the newest poster, featuring a seriously sweaty Jordan, below.

As briefly mentioned above, Creed director Coogler didn't helm the sequel. When Caple Jr. — known for his work on The Land, A Different Tree, Prentice-N-Fury's Ice Cream Adventure, and Grown-ishstepped up to the directorial plate, some fans worried whether Creed 2 would be as good as the original. Sequels usually don't live up to their predecessors, even with the same director attached, so their concerns upon learning Caple Jr. would replace Coogler were warranted. 

However, everything we've seen of Creed 2 suggests that the follow-up film could join the elite ranks of sequels that are actually even better than the original. C'mon, a story of absolution, an underdog everyone wants to root for, the amazing Tessa Thompson returning as Bianca, a real-life boxer playing Viktor, and more action sequences than we know what to do with — what more could you ask for?

Creed 2 is slated for release on November 21, in time for Thanksgiving.