Michael B. Jordan will make his directorial debut in Creed III, the third film of the Rocky spin-off series Creed after Ryan Coogler helmed the first film and Sylvester Stallone directed the second. In May 2017, Stallone announced that he would reprise his role as Rocky Balboa in Creed III, which he would also produce alongside Jordan through his production company Chet Mcklver Productions . John G. Michael B Jordan to Make Directorial Debut in Creed III
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In the wake of a tragedy, Adonis Creed faces an unexpected opponent with ties to his family’s past–someone who could help him heal or someone who could destroy him. Faced with a tough decision, he turns to his lifelong friend and mentor, Rocky Balboa, for guidance as well as his son and former protege, Tony Little Duke Jr., who is now facing down his own legacy while balancing fatherhood and boxing. It is the ninth installment in the Rocky series and the third film spin-off following 2006’s Rocky Balboa (the sixth film in the series) and 2015’s Creed (the seventh). It is also a sequel to 1976’s Rocky II (the second film in the original six) which dealt with Apollo Creed’s death.
In the film, Rocky Balboa trains Apollo Creed’s son Adonis for a bout against Ivan Drago, the son of his former opponent from the Soviet Union. It is set to be released on November 22, 2019 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures
The script will be written by Sylvester Stallone’s son Sage Stallone
Sage Stallone is set to make his directorial debut on Creed III, the seventh installment of the Rocky franchise. The 21-year-old son of Sylvester Stallone has already written and directed a number of short films, and has had roles in a handful of movies over the years as well, but this will be his first time taking control behind the camera for an entire movie project.
Directed by Paterno’s Jason Bailey
Creed III is directed by Michael B. Jordan, who made his feature directorial debut on the film and stars as Adonis Creed, the son of Apollo Creed. The film also stars Tessa Thompson and Sylvester Stallone, reprising his role of Rocky Balboa. It was co-written by Ryan Coogler, writer and director of Creed I and II , and Keenan Coogler (no relation), director of Black Panther . Filming began in December 2018, with a release date planned for October 26th 2020
Ryan Coogler is still involved as executive producer
The third installment of the popular boxing drama series will be directed by Steven Caple Jr., UT-Austin graduate and director of the critically acclaimed film The Land, who has been nominated for a Producers Guild Award for his work on Creed II (2018). Michael B. Jordan, who also starred in the first two films, will return as Adonis Creed, Rocky’s son and a boxer himself.
Filming will take place early 2019
Creed II is the best-selling film of 2018 so far at the American box office and has been hailed as a triumph for its star Michael B. Jordan, who both stars in and directs the sequel to the 2015 film Creed, which he also starred in and directed.
The third installment of the boxing saga will be released on November 21, 2019, with shooting set to take place early next year.
Steven Caple Jr., who helmed Creed II, is attached to direct Creed III
With a screenplay by Keenan Coogler and Zach Baylin from a story they co-wrote with Ryan Coogler, Creed III is an upcoming American sports drama film directed by Michael B. Jordan (in his feature directorial debut) with Steven Caple Jr., who helmed Creed II, attached to direct. After dominating the boxing world, Adonis has been thriving in his career and family life until he learns of Viktor Drago’s son, whose father killed Apollo 15 years ago. Now, unfulfilled with his own life, Adonis’ story will end on the big screen when he steps into the ring for what is sure to be the most epic battle against Drago’s son.
Will there be a Creed 3?
There is no word yet on if there will be a Creed 3. If there is, it won’t come out until 2020 at the earliest, according to Deadline. The first Creed was released in 2015, and the sequel came out two years later, so we’ll just have to wait and see! It sounds like Michael B. Jordan has been enjoying his work behind the camera, but he hasn’t really said anything about whether or not he would do another one!
He’s too busy filming Black Panther 2 to think about what he’s going to do next for sure, but that doesn’t mean that there won’t be another one coming our way eventually!
The third installment is set to start filming in 2020 (at least) and will release sometime between 2021-2023 (maybe?).
Is Creed III a time jump?
Despite the time jump, Michael is excited for the challenge of directing this film and he couldn’t be more thrilled to have Ryan Coogler on board as a producer for this project. I’m so excited about taking on my first directorial role and expanding both my creative and professional boundaries, he said in a statement. This script has been an amazing collaborative effort from our talented cast, production team, and all of those who have supported us along the way.
Creed III will hit theaters November 21st
Is Creed 3 directed by Michael B Jordan?
The third installment of the Creed series, Creed 3 is being directed by Michael B. Jordan and it is set for release on November 21, 2019. The film will be a direct sequel to Creed II, as well as the final film of the series following Ryan Coogler’s departure from directing after two films – a move which has been described as unexpected by many fans of the franchise.
What happens in the Creed III trailer?
The trailer begins with Adonis, struggling with his emotions, delivering a eulogy at Bianca’s funeral before closing her casket. The scene then cuts to Adonis’ first day back on the job as a family man and boxer. He wakes up with Bianca beside him and walks into the kitchen to find their daughter, Amara sitting at the table reading a book while eating breakfast. He then goes downstairs where he sees his mother Mary Alice who is cooking breakfast for them. After exchanging pleasantries they sit down for breakfast together.