Surpassing the popularity and success of one of the most acclaimed boxing movies of the ’70s, Rocky, Creed is considered to be a masterful reboot of the Rocky franchise with more insights into the characters. Introducing an iconic name to the franchise, Adonis Creed whose role is reprised by Michael B. Jordan, the Creed franchise revolves around this new hero, who is the son of Rocky’s former rival and close friend, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers).
Directed by Ryan Coogler, the first Creed film focuses on Adonis pursuing his passion for professional boxing but not under his father’s shadow. He seeks the guidance of Rocky Balboa who not only teaches him how to become a professional boxer but also a good human being. The second Creed film, directed by Steven Caple Jr. revolves around Adonis becoming a husband and a father, along with featuring old characters such as Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren) and his son Viktor Drago (Floran Munteanu). However, we see Sylvester Stallone officially retiring from his characteristic role in Creed II, which implicitly led to the assumption that this would seal the fate of the Rocky Saga.
Not long after Creed II’s release, a third film in the series was announced which will be featuring Michael B. Jordan in the titular role. Not only that, but this would also be Jordan’s directorial debut. Expressing his thoughts regarding his directorial debut that he ventured to do by taking advice from actors-turned-directors such as Denzel Washington and Bradley Cooper:
“But it’s also like having a superpower: within your performance, you can also direct. It saves some time in some areas because you get a chance to self-correct at the moment. So that’s a liberating experience to have. It became fun after a while.”
Here’s everything we know so far about Michael B. Jordan’s Creed III.
Creed III Release Date
According to Collider, Creed III will reportedly release on March 3, 2023. Initially, this upcoming chapter of Adonis’ life was scheduled to release in November 2022. The reports also confirm that Creed III is all set to premiere in theatres.
What is the synopsis of Creed III?
According to United Artists Releasing, the official synopsis of Creed III reads:
“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.
Creed III is the third instalment in the successful franchise and is Michael B. Jordan’s directorial debut.”
Who are the cast members of Creed III?
- Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed
- Tessa Thompson as Bianca Creed
- Phylicia Rashad as Mary Anne Creed
- Tony “Bomber” Bellew as “Pretty” Ricky Conlan
- Florian Munteanu as Viktor Drago
- Jonathan Majors as Damien Anderson
- Canelo Álvarez as Saul
- Jacob “Stitch” Duran
- Selanis Leyva
- Spence Moore II
- Thaddeus J. Mixson
Expressing the “felt” absence of Stallone, Jordan said:
“I think it’s in the spirit of Rocky, whose fingerprints will always and forever be on this franchise. His essence of him is still there. But at the same time, the Creed franchise is moving in a strong direction.”
Is there an official trailer for Creed III?
On October 18, 2022, the first official trailer of Creed III was released which provided fans with the first sneak peek into the plot of the movie. Take a look at the trailer below:
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