Adonis Creed may have found his next opponent. Reportedly, lovecraft country star Jonathan Majors is in negotiations with MGM and Michael B. Jordan to appear as the antagonist in the upcoming sequel Creed III. The deal isn’t finalized yet, as both parties are still working out the logistics of the schedule, as Majors already has other projects in the pipeline. The report comes from Deadline and neither MGM nor Jordan have commented on the news.
Jonathan Majors stems from the success of the hit HBO series lovecraft country, which premiered on the cable channel last year. He is also known for his critically acclaimed performance in 2019 The last black man in San Francisco along with other roles in imprisoned state, jungleland, and Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods. The actor will also debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Kang the Conquerer in the sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and can be seen in the upcoming western The harder they fall for Netflix.
No information has been given about the character Majors may be playing in Creed III, except he will serve as an opponent in the ring for Jordan’s Adonis Creed. We also know that Adonis will be going into this fight without Rocky Balboa’s accompaniment, as Jordan has confirmed that Sylvester Stallone will not be returning to the role. This followed Stallone who previously posted a video to Instagram seemingly announcing that he is quitting playing Rocky.
“I think Sly said he wouldn’t come back for this, but I think, you know, his essence and his spirit… there will always be a little bit of Rocky in Adonis,” Jordan said. IGN in April. “But this is a creed franchise, and we really want to build this story and this world around him. So it’s always respect and always a lot of love for what he’s built, but we really want to help Adonis move forward and move the family that he’s made.”
In addition to starring in the lead role, Jordan will also make his directorial debut with Creed III. Zach Baylin and Keenan Coogler wrote the script. Tessa Thompson and Phylicia Rashad will also return.
“Creed III, for me it’s gotten more personal as I’ve developed it,” Michael B. Jordan said in an earlier interview with BBC Radio 1. “I think it’s a debt settlement story. And it’s starting to feel like a sequel and an origin story, all rolled into one. And that’s all I want to say about that. I want to explore a lot of different themes in this movie, that’s personal to me, but I think very universal to a lot of people.”
Fans can look forward to watching Creed III when it will be released on November 23, 2022. For those who want to see more rockySylvester Stallone will also be releasing a new director’s cut of that hit sequel soon. Stallone has also talked about his desire to have a new rocky movie along with a prequel TV series. This news comes from Deadline.
Topics: Creed 3, Rocky