Michael Jordan's 'Creed III': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the epic sequel
Not many thought 'Creed' would live up to the expectations of 'Rocky' ardents when it hit cinemas in 2015. The spin-off film starring Michael B Jordan as Adonis "Donnie" Johnson Creed, Apollo Creed's (Carl Weathers) son was a massive success, commercially and critically. Grossing more than $173.6 million worldwide against its $35-40 million production budget, the accomplishment led to a sequel. 'Creed II' in 2018 did even better raking in the moolah.
'Creed II' followed a fight over 33 years in the making, as Adonis met a new adversary in the ring: Viktor Drago, son of Ivan Drago, the powerful Russian boxer who snuffed the life of Donnie's father Apollo Creed in 1985's 'Rocky IV.' The movie was another box-office success and made more money than its predecessor. 'Creed II' grossed $214 million worldwide and opened to wide positive acclaim. 'Creed' was rated a whopping 95% on Rotten Tomatoes while the sequel had a healthy 83%.
And now, there's good its time for 'Creed III'. According to Deadline, MGM is working on a 'Creed' sequel with Jordan also helming the film according to the site. It also added there would be a new creative team involved in the project. Ahead of the third installment that's currently in developments, here's a quick primer of all we know so far
With no concrete details yet, 'Creed III' or that's what we hope it would be called will probably hit the screen sometime in 2021. Both 'Creed' and 'Creed II' released in November of 2015 and 2018 respectively, so our guess is it would be another fall release.
Last we saw, 'Creed II' ended with Adonis defeating Viktor Drago (Florian "Big Nasty" Munteanu) after taking a brutal beating from him in their first bout. The film also traced the journey of Adonis and Bianca (Tessa Thompson) as a couple. Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) and Adonis now share a father-son-like bond after the latter makes up with his mentor. 'Creed II' had all the elements that would make for a perfect sports drama and while there is very less information about the sequel. we surely hope it will be as promising as the predecessors.
After the release of 'Creed II', there were speculations of boxer Deontay Wilder playing Clubber Lang's son in 'Creed III'. Talking to TMZ this week, Stallone said he would “absolutely” welcome the possibility of bringing in heavyweight champion Wilder in to play the son of Clubber Lang, Mr. T’s 'Rocky III' antagonist. "The answer is yes,” Stallone said when asked about the possibility of Wilder playing Lang’s son in a potential sequel. "Come one, come all."
While we can be sure Jordan, Stallone and Thompson would most definitely reprise their roles as Adonis, Rocky and Bianca respectively, much of the other cast information is unknown at the moment. Watch this space for more updates as we'll fill you in who's playing who in the sequel.
Jordan is all set to make his directorial debut with 'Creed III'. Back in February, THR reported that Zach Baylin is penning the script.
There is no trailer available yet for 'Creed III'
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