Creed III wants Jonathan Majors to fight Michael B. Jordan in the ring

Adonis Creed may have found his next opponent. Apparently, Lovecraft Country star Jonathan Majors is reportedly in negotiations with MGM and Michael B. Jordan to appear as the antagonist in the upcoming sequel. Creed III. The deal has yet to be finalized as the two sides are still working on the logistics of the programming, as Majors already has other projects in the works. The report comes from Deadline and neither MGM nor Jordan have commented on the news.

Jonathan majors comes from the success of the hit HBO series Lovecraft Country, which premiered on cable last year. He is also known for his acclaimed performance in The Last Black Man in San Francisco in 2019, as well as for other roles in Spike Lee’s Captive State, Jungleland and Da 5 Bloods. The actor is also set to make his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut as Kang the Conqueror in the sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and can then be seen in the upcoming Western The Harder They Fall for Netflix.

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There is no information given on the character that Majors will potentially play in Creed III, other than that he will serve as the in-ring opponent for Jordan’s Adonis Creed. We also know that Adonis will be going into this fight without Rocky Balboa’s guidance, as Jordan has confirmed that Sylvester Stallone will not be back in the role. This followed Stallone’s posting of an Instagram video apparently announcing his retirement from Rocky.

“I think Sly has made it known that he’s not coming back for this one but I think, you know, his essence and his spirit… there will always be a bit of Rocky in Adonis,” Jordan said. IGN in April. “But it’s a Creed franchise, and we really want to build this story and this world around him to move forward. So it’s still respect and still a ton of love for what he’s got. builds, but we really want to push and move Adonis and the family he created forward. “

In addition to playing 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 are also expected to return.

“Creed III, for me, has become more personal as I’ve developed it,” Michael B. Jordan said in a previous interview with BBC Radio 1. “I think it’s a debt settlement story. And it’s starting to sound like a sequel and an origin story, all in one. And it’s all I’m going to say about it. I want to explore a lot of different themes in this movie, it’s personal for me, but I think, very universal for a lot of people. “

Fans can expect to see Creed III when it releases on November 23, 2022. For those who want to see more of Rocky, Sylvester Stallone will be releasing a new director’s version of this hit sequel soon. Stallone also opened up about his desire to develop a new Rocky movie along with a previous TV series. This news comes to us from Deadline.

Topics: Creed 3, Rocky

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