Michael B. Jordan is planning a massive expansion to the Creed-verse.
While Michael B. Jordan was promoting Creed III, which is set to hit the theaters on March 3, he revealed that he’s been planning on taking the Creed franchise to a whole new level with the possibility of producing Creed IV and producing a spin-off based on Creed. The actor-turned-director confirmed that Creed IV is “for sure” and that they’ve been considering doing spin-offs too.
During Michael B Jordan’s interview with IGN for the IGN Fan Fest, he spilled some interesting details about the franchise, and it seems that Creed’s story is far from over. When asked about the franchise’s future, he revealed the information and said, “I just want to expand the Creed-verse within reason, but definitely expect other things around Creed for sure.”
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Jordan is making his directorial debut through Creed 3, which follows the life of Rocky Balboa’s apprentice Adonis Creed played by Jordan. Like the previous Creed films, Creed 3 will showcase an exciting face-off between boxers. Creed 3’s story revolves around the face-off between Adonis and his childhood friend Damien Anderson played by Jonathan Majors. Damien has finished serving time in prison and wants to return to the ring when audiences see the character in the upcoming blockbuster.
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Michael B. Jordan Sought the Help Of Denzel Washington and Bradley Cooper for the Film
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Michael B. Jordan has extensively prepared for his directorial debut film Creed III. It was previously revealed that he asked for directing advice from veteran actor and Film Critic Award-winning director Denzel Washington and Golden Globe Award-nominated director Bradley Cooper.
The actor is serious about directing the film and wants to give it his all. However, he knew he still had so much to learn, and it wouldn’t hurt to take a cue from other actors turned filmmakers. He said, “Talking with Denzel [Washington] and Bradley Cooper and others who have directed themselves, they told me you have to find your groove and your pace with your first AD and actors.”
He continued, “But it’s also like having a superpower: within your performance, you can also direct. It saves some time in some areas, because you get a chance to self-correct in the moment. So that’s a liberating experience to have. It became fun after a while.”
Despite the challenges of stepping up as the film’s director, he successfully wrapped up the film and detailed the most interesting part of it “I think he has an intensity and a realness of character we haven’t seen before. He’s a grounded character who’s antagonistic by nature, but it comes from an honest place, real emotions. He’s not a moustache-twirling villain; I wanted people to understand him, and to make it hard for people. I think those make for the most complicated and interesting ones to watch.”
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