Michael B. Jordan is now also the head director of Creed 3, as production begins on the upcoming boxing drama and Rocky spin-off.
Credo 3 seeks to build on the success of its two predecessors, as the spin-off films/sequels to the Rocky franchise have been worthy continuations with Michael B. Jordan in the lead role. Now set to release later in 2022, Creed 3Production on is finally underway in Atlanta, as new photos reveal Jordan stepping onto set.
by Ryan Coogler Creed revisited the iconic Rocky franchise in 2015, while MGM film focused on Apollo Creed’s son, Adonis (played by Jordan), trying to make a name for himself while living off his late father’s legacy. The film received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics, as many thought it was as good as the original 1976 film. Creed 2which was directed by newcomer Steven Caple Jr., continued to explore many deeper themes involving legacy and past trauma, as the film also found critical and commercial success.
Now it’s Jordan’s turn to sit in the director’s chair, as the star makes his directorial debut with the upcoming boxing drama. Although many of the film’s plot details have been kept under wraps, The Daily Mail shared several photos of Jordan appearing on set in Atlanta. Creed 3, as the film is just beginning production. Jordan, who recently spoke with Variety, expressed his excitement about starting his directorial journey and how industry veterans like Denzel Washington, who Jordan worked with on their recent release A newspaper for Jordanhelped him prepare for the making of his first feature film.
What do we know of Creed 3 is that Jonathan Majors will play the main antagonist of Adonis. the Ant Man 3 and The more they fall the actor commented on Jordan’s approach Creed 3, adding that it strives to tell a more personal story. “Michael is really trying to do something different with this Creed. Something a little more intimate,” Majors said. “With intimacy comes complexity. It’s him and me. It’s the story of these two men trying to work something out, and it’s very different from the others.”
Jordan has high expectations to live up to with the third installment. There seems to be a lot of hope but a lot of doubt as to whether he can keep this next franchise film on a solid footing while carrying the story on his own after it was confirmed that the star Sylvester Stallone will not return to play Rocky. But by taking Washington’s advice while filming and also adding incredible talent like Majors to the cast, Jordan could possibly offer a new take on this story and produce something fans haven’t seen yet, even though he might. it will be the 9th film of the rocky/belief universe.
Creed 3 is scheduled for November 23, 2022.
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