The first Creed movie was released in 2015, and Jordan played Adonis Creed, son of Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), who is trained by the legendary former boxing champion Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) to become a formidable fighter.
Creed earned critical acclaim, with praise going to Jordan and Stallone for their performances. It spawned a sequel, Creed 2 (2018), and the titular character faced his toughest opponent yet, Viktor Drago (Florian Munteanu), the son of Rocky's old boxing rival, Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren).
Michael B. Jordan
LIke its predecessor, Creed 2 earned generally positive reviews, and a third film has been officially confirmed by MGM.
Deadline reports that Michael B. Jordan will assume directorial duties for Creed 3, and this comes on the heels of MGM announcing a release date of November 23, 2022.
What the above means is that Jordan will function behind and in front of the camera, and co-star Tessa Thompson will reprise her role as his wife.
Rocky actor Sylvester Stallone stated that he would not be returning in the role so it would be interesting to see if his character will be replaced by another or not.
Given how much time Jordan has spent on movie sets, it is assumed that he must have picked up a thing or two from the directors he has worked with. We can only hope that his directorial debut proves to be a critical and commercial success.