A brand new behind-the-scenes featurette for MGM‘s upcoming sports drama threequel Creed III has been revealed, teasing the next chapter in Adonis Creed’s boxing journey as his past comes back to haunt him. The film will arrive in theaters on March 3, 2023.
The Creed III video features Michael B. Jordan explaining how the movie will take the franchise to the next level, while still honoring the original Rocky movies’ legacy. The cast including Tessa Thompson and Jonathan Majors discussed Jordan’s style of directing, praising him for his dedication to the movie.
On top of leading the new installment, Creed III will officially mark Michael B. Jordan’s feature directorial debut. The script is being penned by Keenan Coogler (Space Jam: A New Legacy) and Zach Baylin (King Richard) on a story outline from original co-writer/director Ryan Coogler (Black Panther).
Joining Creed are returning alums Tessa Thompson as Bianca Taylor, Phylicia Rashad as Mary Anne Creed, Wood Harris as Tony Evers, and Florian Munteanu as Viktor Drago, with franchise newcomer Jonathan Majors as Damian Anderson. This would mark the first Rocky film without Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Balboa.
The film is being produced by Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, and David Winkler via Chartoff-Winkler Productions in association with Proximity Media alongside Jonathan Glickman, Jordan, and Coogler, while Adam Rosenberg, Sev Ohanian, and Zinzi Coogler are all set as executive producers.