Watch the electric first trailer for 'Creed II,' the sequel to 2015's blockbuster boxing movie

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  • The first trailer for “Creed II,” the sequel to 2015’s “Creed,” debuted Wednesday.
  • It features Kendrick Lamar’s song “DNA.” and sets up a compelling fight between Michael B. Jordan’s Adonis Creed and the son of Dolph Lundgren’s Ivan Drago.
  • The film is set for release on November 21.

The first trailer for “Creed II,” the sequel to 2015’s successful movie “Creed,” debuted on Wednesday, and it sets up a compelling fight for Michael B. Jordan’s character Adonis Creed.

The trailer features a chopped rendition of Kendrick Lamar’s song “DNA.”

Lamar’s track intersperses audio and footage of Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Balbao trying to convince Creed not to fight the son of Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren), who killed Creed’s father, Apollo, in a fight in “Rocky IV.”

Drago’s son, Viktor, is played by the real-life professional boxer Florian Munteanu, and Tessa Thompson (“Thor: Ragnarok”) also stars in the movie, reprising her role from the first film as Creed’s girlfriend Bianca.

Written by Sylvester Stallone and Cheo Hodari Coker (the creator of Netflix’s “Luke Cage”), and directed by Steven Caple Jr., the film is set for release on November 21.

The first “Creed” was directed by “Black Panther” writer-director Ryan Coogler and grossed $US173.5 million in 2015 against an estimated budget of $US35 million. The movie earned Sylvester Stallone an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor in 2015.

Watch the trailer for “Creed II” below:

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