- Michael B. Jordan will direct the third instalment of the Creed franchise.
- The actor said in a statement: "This franchise, and in particular, the themes of Creed III are deeply personal to me."
- The film is scheduled to be released on 23 November 2022.
Michael B. Jordan will make his directorial debut with the
third instalment of the Creed franchise.
Along with his work behind the camera, the 34-year-old will also reprise his role as Adonis 'Donnie' Creed. Variety reports that the film is scheduled to be released on 23 November 2022, with Tess Thompson and Phylicia Rashad also returning in their roles.
Michael said in a statement: "Directing has always been an aspiration, but the timing had to be right. 'Creed III' is that moment — a time in my life where I've grown more sure of who I am, holding agency in my own story, maturing personally, growing professionally, and learning from the greats like Ryan Coogler, most recently Denzel Washington, and other top tier directors I respect. All of which sets the table for this moment."
He added: "This franchise, and in particular, the themes of Creed III are deeply personal to me. I look forward to sharing the next chapter of Adonis Creed's story with the awesome responsibility of being its director and namesake."
The film series follows Donnie, the son of former heavyweight champion Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) and friend of Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone.)
In 2018 Sylvester retired from the role of the boxer after making his last appearance as the character in Creed II.