*Michael B. Jordan will helm a fourth “Creed” film, producer Irwin Winkler has confirmed.
“We’re planning to do Creed 4 right now — it’s in the works — and we think we have a really good story, a really good plot,” Winkler said, Variety reports, noting that the pre-production was delayed “because of strike, like everybody else” but “probably a year from now we’re going for pre-production,” he revealed.
Jordan made his directorial debut with “Creed 3,” where he also starred as Adonis Creed, the heavyweight champion from the Rocky spinoff films. Last year, EUR attended a press conference with Jordan, explaining why he chose to use the Adonis character as his pathway into feature film directing.
“I finally got to this place in my career where I wanted to tell a story and not just be in front of the camera, not just execute somebody else’s vision And having a character that I’ve played twice before, it’s been seven, eight years living with this guy,” he said.
“So to be able to tell a story of where I believe Adonis is at, and also at 35 years old, I had a lot to say as a young man, as a young Black man, just my life experiences and how I could actually share that, share a piece of myself with the world – through these characters and through this story,” Jordan explained.
“So I just felt like it was the right time. You know, I was talking to Ryan Coogler back when we were doing CREED I, and he was just like, It’s never the right time,” he continued. “You just gotta jump in the deep end and go for it, you know?”
Jordan added, “And he gave me a lot of encouragement. So I just felt like it was the right time for me.”
When the moderator at the press conference asked what he was most nervous about when it came to bringing the third iteration of this franchise to life, Jordan said he was most concerned about “connecting with people.”
“I was nervous, you know, in my own head. You know, you’re creating and developing things and you’re working with the writer and stuff. You’re like, man, is this something that, you know, that people will, you know, will they f*ck with you? You know what I’m saying?” Jordan explained.
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