So the wait is over and Creed II is finally in theaters to continue the Titanic Rocky franchise and truly pass on the mantle of hero of the series to Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan).
In the new film, the young heavyweight champion faces the son of Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren), the man who killed his father in Rocky IV, a goliath named Viktor (Florian Munteanu).
On top of all this, Adonis must deal with his impending marriage and fatherhood with his partner Bianca (Tessa Thompson).
Can Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) help his student succeed?
Or will Adonis meet the same tragic fate as his father, Apollo?
Sins of the father and intergenerational legacy are major themes in the film, but does each family crumble under the weight of insurmountable demands?
*spoiler warning for creed 2*
credo 2: who wins the final fight?
After suffering a brutal beating at the hands of Viktor Drago in his first fight he was goaded into, Creed managed to keep his title due to Drago’s dirty tactics, meaning he was disqualified.
Rocky, who had opposed the fight in the first place, returned to Adonis’s side to help him adapt his techniques to fight this type of opponent.
Also, Adonis made sure he had the support of his wife Bianca and his mother, who opposed the previous fight.
walking in with bianca performing one of her songs, creed confronted drago in the ring.
Despite taking a heavy beating once again, Creed persevered through the pain and managed to use Drago’s lack of stamina against him.
In the end, Drago’s difficult father Ivan throws in the towel as Viktor can barely stay conscious and on his feet.
adonis creed defeats drago and remains world heavyweight champion.
Creed 2: What happens to Ivan and Viktor Drago?
Viktor had been raised to harbor his father Ivan’s resentment and hatred for having been abandoned by his country, the industry and his wife Ludmila (Brigitte Nielsen).
viktor is full of rage and the feeling of being unworthy, raised only by his father.
When he succeeds in his first fight with Adonis, the pair are welcomed back to Russia, where they also see Ludmila again, angering Viktor.
When Viktor loses the fight, he sees that Ludmila has already left the audience.
however, seeing the important thing, ivan throws in the towel in the ring for his son, telling him with encouragement that it’s okay that he lost and that he loves him.
The couple is seen in the final montage in Ukraine, training together as father and son.
Creed 2: What happens to Rocky?
Rocky is excited for Creed to beat Drago, but when Adonis wants him to celebrate with him, he tells him “it’s your time”, before leaving.
balboa then visits his estranged son robert, played by rocky balboa star milo ventimiglia, and grandson logan.
father and son reconcile, and rocky plays ball with his grandson, who looks like his beloved widow adrian.
This would be an appropriate and hopeful note to leave Balboa on if this really is Stallone’s last turn as Rocky, and his comment to Adonis reflects Stallone’s recent words about the franchise.
Creed 2: What happens to Adonis and Bianca?
champion adonis and hit musica bianca have welcomed their daughter amara creed and are overcoming their baby’s struggles with her hereditary deafness.
Adonis speaks at the tomb of his father, Apollo, telling him that he fought for himself and wants to carry on his father’s legacy, before introducing his father to his granddaughter, who now wears hearing aids.
creed 2: is this a post-credits scene?
no, everything you need to see happens before the credits roll.
creed ii is already in theaters.