Michael B. Jordan is in talks to make his directorial debut and star in Creed 3 for MGM

Michael B. Jordan is in talks to make his directorial debut and star in Creed 3 for MGM

Michael B. Jordan is looking to branch out even further in his career, entering talks to make his directorial debut with Creed 3 for MGM.




The 33-year-old actor starred in 2015’s Creed as Adonis Creed, the son of Carl Weathers’ Apollo Creed from the original Rocky franchise.


While a third Creed sequel had been previously slated to be in the works, with Zach Baylin (King Richard) announced to write the script, Jordan’s possible involvement was first reported by Deadline on Saturday.


Director?: Michael B. Jordan is looking to branch out even further in his career, entering talks to make his directorial debut with Creed 3 for MGM



Adonis: The 33-year-old actor starred in 2015’s Creed as Adonis Creed, the son of Carl Weathers’ Apollo Creed from the original Rocky franchise



If Jordan does in fact take the helm, he will continue the franchise’s tradition of having a different director for each movie.


Ryan Coogler (Black Panther) directed the first Creed in 2015, working from a script he co-wrote with Aaron Covington.


While Coogler remained on the sequel as an executive producer, he ceded the directing duties to Steven Caple Jr., who directed from a script he co-wrote with Juel Taylor and Sylvester Stallone.


Filmmaker: If Jordan does in fact take the helm, he will continue the franchise’s tradition of having a different director for each movie



While no story details have been revealed, heavyweight boxer Deontay Wilder revealed in an interview with TMZ that he wants to play the son of Clubber Lang.


Mr. T played Clubber Lang in 1982’s Rocky III, with Wilder telling TMZ that he has a ‘passion’ for acting that he wants to pursue.


While he hasn’t been officially cast, both Stallone and Jordan were both high on the idea in subsequent interviews.


Into it: While he hasn’t been officially cast, both Stallone and Jordan were both high on the idea in subsequent interviews



‘It’s a good idea! It’s a cool idea,’ Jordan said, though he admitted, ‘I’m not sure where we’re going with Creed III yet.’


He added that Wilder is, ‘a good character as himself,’ adding that the 6’7″ tall Wilder might be too tall to play Lang’s kid, since Mr. T stands just 5’10”.





Stallone was amenable to the idea as well, stating, ‘Absolutely. I think he has a lot of hidden talents. I certainly wouldn’t advocate against it. The answer is yes. Come one, come all.” 


Cool stadium: ‘It’s a good idea! It’s a cool idea,’ Jordan said, though he admitted, ‘I’m not sure where we’re going with Creed III yet’



Creed debuted in November 2013 and it was a surprise hit at the box office, earning $109.7 million at the domestic box office and $173.5 million worldwide from just a $35 million budget.

The sequel Creed II improved slightly at the box office with $115.7 million domestic and $214.2 million worldwide from a $50 million budget.


While Creed III will mark Jordan’s directing debut if he does sign on, he has ventured into producing, serving as an executive producer on Creed II, Kin and Raising Dion, while also producing Just Mercy. 


Producer: While Creed III will mark Jordan’s directing debut if he does sign on, he has ventured into producing, serving as an executive producer on Creed II, Kin and Raising Dion, while also producing Just Mercy



Sequel: The sequel Creed II improved slightly at the box office with $115.7 million domestic and $214.2 million worldwide from a $50 million budget