Jordan is reprising his role as Adonis for the third installment of the Creed Franchise. He is also producing and will make his directorial debut with this film.
Jonathan Majors will star opposite the franchise star as Adonis’ newest ring nemesis Damian, a character Adonis knew growing up.
“Me and him bonded in a way that I never had an opportunity to,” Jordan said during a press conference Monday of working with Majors as a director. “It’s my first time directing that relationship between director and actor. I really understand that now, and it’s a bond that’ll last forever. So just really lucky to have that gentleman by my side.” He also teased that Majors’ character, Damian, is “a pivotol person and pillar” in Adonis’ life.
As the official logline for Creed III states, “After dominating the boxing world, Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) has been thriving in both his career and family life. When a childhood friend and former boxing prodigy, Damian (Jonathan Majors), resurfaces after serving a long sentence in prison, he is eager to prove that he deserves his shot in the ring. The face off between former friends is more than just a fight. To settle the score, Adonis must put his future on the line to battle Damian – a fighter who has nothing to lose.”
Keenan Coogler and Zach Baylin penned the screenplay for Creed III based on an outline by Ryan Coogler. Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Wood Harris, and Mila Davis-Kent are returning in their respective roles. Sylvester Stallone however won’t be returning.
Jordan first played Donnie in the 2015 film Creed, from filmmaker Ryan Coogler. He went on to star in 2018’s Creed II, helmed by Steven Caple Jr., before stepping behind the camera for the third installment, due out March 3.
Creed III originally had a Thanksgiving release date but now will be released March 3, 2023. Check out the trailer to Creed III above.