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Michael B. Jordan to Make Directorial Debut on ‘Creed 3’

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The rumor has now been confirmed that Michael B. Jordan directorial debut on Creed 3.

According to MGM, Jordan has committed to directing the threequel, which the studio has given a Thanksgiving 2022 release date.

Here’s what Jordan said in a statement:

“Directing has always been an aspiration, but the timing had to be right. Creed III is that moment — a time in my life where I’ve grown more sure of who I am, holding agency in my own story, maturing personally, growing professionally, and learning from the Greats like Ryan Coogler, most recently Denzel Washington, and other top tier directors I respect. All of which sets the table for this moment. This franchise and in particular the themes of Creed III are deeply personal to me. I look forward to sharing the next chapter of Adonis Creed’s story with the awesome responsibility of being its director and namesake.”

Not much details have been released yet on Creed 3, but the script will be written by Keenan Coogler and Zach Baylin, from a story outline by Ryan Coogler. Tessa Thompson and Phylicia Rashad are both set to return, although the jury is still out on ol’ Sly himself. Here’s what Michael De Luca, MGM’s Film Group Chairman, and Pamela Abdy, MGM’s Film Group President, said in a joint statement:

“Michael’s vision for Creed III is incredibly exciting and will undoubtedly be an important contribution to the cannon of this storied franchise. We are thrilled to bring his directorial debut, and share this next chapter in the Creed story, to theaters next year.”

Creed 3 will hit theaters on Thanksgiving, 2022.

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