Creed III star Michael B. Jordan teases franchise will continue to expand

Michael B. Jordan will make his directorial debut with the upcoming third film in the Belief franchise, and the movie couldn’t come soon enough. Creed III will be the first movie in the Rocky Balboa universe not to feature Sylvester Stallone in a prominent way, and it will also introduce fans to a new antagonist for Adonis Creed to take on. Jonathan Majors (Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania) joins the franchise as Adonis’ childhood friend Damian, who may be a little jealous of the boxer’s success. Everything released from the movie looks incredible and will likely be another great installment, but with all the franchises people are wondering what comes next. In a new interview with IGNJordan revealed that while Creed 4 is “definitely” more Belief spin-offs could follow suit.

“I just want to expand Belief-fresh within reason,” Jordan told the site. “But definitely expect other things around Belief secure.”

“I finally got to this point in my career where I wanted to tell a story and not just be in front of the camera, not just execute someone else’s vision,” Jordan explained at an October press conference and trailer unveiling. “And with a character that I’ve played twice before — it’s been seven, eight years since I’ve lived with this guy — so to be able to tell a story about where I think Adonis is. And also, at 35 age, I had a lot to say. As a young man, a young black man, just my life experiences and how I could actually share a piece of myself with the world through these characters and through this story.”

When Jordan stepped away from the camera and into directing, he said: “I just felt it was the right time. I was talking to Ryan Coogler when we were doing I confession of faith, and he was like, ‘It’s never the right time. You just have to jump in and go for it.’ I just felt like it was the right time for me.”

By pitting Adonis against Damian, who was like a brother to the young illegitimate son of World Heavyweight Champion Apollo Creed (Carl Weahters), the theme of Creed III lies in the trailer, “There’s no enemy like the past.”

“Thematically, family is always at the core for us. Family and heart. You have to face your past and discover who you really are,” Jordan said of Adonis’ homecoming to the much-hyped Battle for Los Angeles. “That’s something I think we’re dealing with in this movie, kind of coming home… remembering where you’re from is also really important in this movie. Settling debts and being responsible for your actions is something we wanted to look at.”

With Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Jonathan Majors, Wood Harris, Florian Munteanu, Mila Kent and Phylicia Rashad, Creed III will be in cinemas from March 3!

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