Date: 20th November 2023
Michael B. Jordan is set to direct the upcoming fourth installment of 'Creed', confirms franchise producer Irwin Winkler.
Jordan made his directorial debut on the third film that released in March and ended up grossing $275.3 million worldwide from a $75 million budget.
Winkler made the announcement that the film is at an early stage. "We are planning to do Creed IV right now," he said. "We have a really good story and a really good plot. We got a little delayed because of the strikes, but about a year from now we’re going into pre-production."
And will the star be back calling the shots again? "He will be," Winkler said. "He did such a great job - he was comfortable with the camera."
The Creed franchise, which picks up after the end of the Rocky movies, stars Jordan as Adonis Creed, the son of Rocky Balboa’s greatest opponent, tracking his rise in the boxing world and the impact that has on his family and legacy.
The franchise has grossed more than $663 million globally through the first three movies.
Jordan first appeared as Adonis in 2015's "Creed", followed by the 2018 sequel and 2023 threequel. Sylvester Stallone reprised his role as Rocky Balboa in the first two "Creed" installments, becoming a mentor to Adonis, the son of his former rival Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers). "Creed 3" is the first entry in the long-running series without Stallone.
Source: Press Release