Michael B. Jordan Will Direct “Creed III”, Tessa Thompson Confirms
Michael B. Jordan first starred in the boxing movie Creed in 2015, and now five years later he will be making his directorial debut in the movie’s third installment. Creed actress Tessa Thompson has confirmed that Creed III is on the way soon and Michael B. Jordan will be on camera and in the director’s chair. She said in a recent interview:
“He is directing the next Creed.”
Tessa Thompson, who portrays Michael B. Jordan’s love interest in the franchise, also joked about her friend and actor recently being named PEOPLE magazine’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ and said that hopefully, he’ll stay modest on set.
“It’s gonna be ammo, I think, for me when he is engaging with me as a director. I’m just going to tell him to dial down the sexiness.”
Ryan Coogler directed the first Creed, which was released in 2015 and earned $173.5 worldwide with a $35 million budget. He also wrote the script with Aaron Covington.
For Creed II, Ryan Coogler stayed on as executive producer while Steven Caple Jr. directed the film, released in 2018 and made $214.2 million worldwide with a $50 million budget.
Even though Creed III could be Michael B. Jordan’s first time directing a movie, he was the executive producer for Creed II and Netflix’s Raising Dion. He also starred in and produced the critically-acclaimed film Just Mercy, also starring Jamie Foxx.
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