The director of Creed 3 with Michael B. Jordan might come as a surprise: after Ryan Coogler and Steven Caple Jr., it awaits us … no, it’s not about Sylvester Stallone.
Do you remember when, after the success of Creed, it was thought that Creed II would be directed by Sylvester Stallone, who then changed his mind? Now there is a new rumor concerning Creed 3, because it would seem eligible as a director of the film … just Michael B. Jordan, his protagonist, who was also the coproducer of the second chapter, played by himself with Sylvester Stallone alias Rocky Balboa and Dolph Lundgren – Ivan Drago. Let’s try to frame the possibility in the history of the Rocky franchise.
Creed 3: Michael B. Jordan could direct and play it
Where does the idea come from Creed 3 may have the directed by Michael B. Jordan himself? The the saga in Rocky has always been marked by a strong authorship: Sylvester Stallone wrote all the scripts, directing and producing all the feature films, with the exception of the first and fifth Rocky, entrusted to the direction of the late John G. Avildsen, the author by Karate Kid. The cycle of Creed it started in 2015 a little differently, because Ryan Coogler, the future director of Black Panther, had also written the first film, externally involving a Stallone at the time reluctant (but then Golden Globe for best supporting character). Sly got a taste for it again, collaborating on the script for the sequel Creed II (2018), even stroking a return to directing, before passing it on to Steven Caple Jr.
In these small fluctuations, Michael B. Jordan has remained one of the pillars of the new saga spin-off, so it’s no wonder Deadline rumors that Creed 3 (being written by Zach Baylin) as his debut behind the camera.
Already before this rumor, the veteran producer Irwin Winkler He said:
I promised Michael B. Jordan he’d have his chance to direct Creed III. Last year in a conversation with our Creed star Michael B. Jordan, I offered him the chance not only to star in Creed 3, but also direct it.
The voice therefore definitely has legs: Rocky’s world has always revolved around an absolute star, Sylvester Stallone, and that its branch begins to pivot decisively on the new lead actor is not surprising.