'Creed 2' Post-Credits Scene: Should You Stick Around After the End?
Here's how it sets up a third movie.
Short answer: No, there’s no post-credits scene. If you’re currently sitting in a movie theater you might as well get up and go. The only thing left to see is credits. But while you’re here, read on for a quick breakdown of where the Rocky-verse could be going after Creed 2.
As Sylvester Stallone and his old boxing rival Dolph Lundgren explain in the video at the top of the post, the boxing match between Adonis Creed and Viktor Drago (Florian Munteanu) in Creed II really is a fight 33 years in the making.
In case you need a quick Rocky refresher, Rock IV pits Stallone against Lundgren after the Russian boxer kills Rocky’s best friend, Apollo Creed, in the ring. Rocky prevails, and in Creed 2 we learn that Lundgren’s Drago has been harboring a grudge for decades.
He returns to the U.S. with his son Viktor and demands a fight between the two young boxers; the temptation to avenge his father’s death is too tempting for Adonis Creed to pass up.
Describing any more of the plot would spoil some truly great twists and turns, but that doesn’t mean we can’t discuss the possibility of Creed III. So what happened after Drago appeared in Rocky IV? The fifth film in the series introduced Rocky’s son (played by his actual son, Sage) along with another young boxer who Rocky decides to train.
Rocky V earned terrible reviews, and it almost killed the franchise. So Creed III will need to tread carefully if it wants to avoid that fate. Then again, exploring Michael B. Jordan’s Creed as father and a coach — rather than simply as a boxer — would certainly be an interesting way to cap off the trilogy.
If history is any indication, though, Hollywood will probably never stop making Rocky/Creed movies. Bring on Creed IV and V!
Creed II is in theaters now.