Screenplayed by Keenan Coogler and Zach Baylin, Creed 3 is an anticipated forthcoming movie that is a sequel to 2018 Creed 2 and also the 9th installment in the Rocky universe. The movie features Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, and Jonathan Majors. The upcoming film will be the first without its original star, Sylvester Stallone, playing the titular Rocky Balboa although he will be serving as a producer.
Indeed, Stallone who played in all eight films and helmed four installments has decided to be absent from the upcoming Creed 3.
“I just want to thank everyone around the whole wide world for taking the Rocky family into their hearts for over 40 years,” Stallone wrote on Instagram upon the 2018 release of Creed II. “It’s been my ultimate privilege to have been able to create and play this meaningful character. Though it breaks my heart, sadly all things must pass… and end. I love you kind and generous people, and the most wonderful thing of all, is that ROCKY will never die because he lives on in you.”
Is Michael B. Jordan Directing Creed 3?
Yes, Jordan will follow the same path as Sylvester Stallone who, sadly will not be starring in the upcoming movie.
Speaking to MTV’s Josh Horowitz, actress Tessa Thompson did confirm that Jordan will not just play his character in Creed 3 but also be on board as a director.
“He is directing the next Creed,” Thompson tells the outlet, which is prepared to take advantage of the hot actor’s fresh status as PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive against him. “It’s going to be ammo, I think, for me when he is engaging with me as a director. I’m just going to tell him to dial down the sexiness,” Thompson adds.
“What’s so interesting, I think, is that there’s this enduring thing with [the franchise] being about the underdog,” Thompson earlier informed Entertainment Weekly of both the Rocky and Creed series. “I feel like, in each of the movies, there’s always someone behind the lens or in front of the camera that has something to prove just like the central character of the film. That’s sort of embedded into the DNA of the movie and is something that resonates with audiences.”
Creed 3 Release Date: When is Creed 3 Coming Out?
Creed 3 was originally scheduled to be launched on November 23, 2022, but now the air date is pushed back further to March 3. 2023 which is quite a disappointment, honestly speaking. Anyhow, fans who have been looking forward to the film need not forget to mark their calendars. It’s also exciting to see Jordan on his directorial debut in the upcoming film.
The Cast of Creed 3: Who’ll be in it?
The cast starring in Creed 3 are as follows:
- Michael B. Jordan plays Adonis “Donnie” Creed
- Tessa Thompson in the role of Bianca Taylor
- Phylicia Rashad will be seen as Mary Anne Creed
- Wood Harris will act as Tony “Little Duke” Evers
- Florian Munteanu in the character of Viktor Drago
- Jonathan Majors will play the role of Anderson Dame
In addition, Selenis Leyva, Thaddeus J. Mixson, Spence Moore II, and Mila Davis-Kent will also be seen in the upcoming film but their roles have not been disclosed yet.
Creed 3 Plot: What to Expect?
The exact plot details for the forthcoming film Creed 3 are strictly kept under wraps by the producers. But we do know that Jonathan Majors who plays Anderson Dame will be the antagonist. When Creed 2 came out, there were rumours that Deontay Wilder playing the son of Clubber Yang, challenges Creed, but it was never officially confirmed and in the end, the plan did not work out.
Speaking to NME, Jonathan Majors inquired about the forthcoming film and revealed that it is not going to be like the previous two installments of Creed because the previous two movies were pretty much formed at a similar pace as the Rocky movies, which had boxing villains that Creed had to defeat. Majors said that Creed 3 is not like that and that his character as the antagonist is more than that.
“Michael is really trying to do something different with this Creed,” he explains. “Something that’s a bit more intimate. With intimacy comes complexity. It’s he and I. It’s a story about these two men trying to work something out, and it’s very different from the others.”
Creed 3 is coming out on March 3, 2023. Till then keep the excitement rolling!