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Is 'Creed III' a hit even before it's release? Fans believe Michael B Jordan's directorial debut is a winner already

"I like the fact that this film is going in its own lane and not being predictable.
Michael B Jordan and Jonathan Majors in a still from 'Creed III' (MGM)
Michael B Jordan and Jonathan Majors in a still from 'Creed III' (MGM)

There may be no Sylvester Stallone, but that hasn't stopped Adonis Creed from continuing his own story. Michael B Jordan's titular character is not set to carve his own legacy without his mentor and father figure in 'Creed III'. The trailer pays a subtle tribute to Balboa but is quick to introduce the next big thing threatening to take Adonis on, and this time he's family. Or at least, was. The trailer from MGM hit the country a few hours ago and has already been declared a hit by fans.

The official synopsis reads, "When a childhood friend and former boxing prodigy, Damian (Jonathan Majors), resurfaces after serving a long sentence in prison, he is eager to prove that he deserves his shot in the ring. The face-off between former friends is more than just a fight." The film stars Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Jonathan Majors, and Florian Munteanu in key roles.


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"This looks doooope. Congrats to Micahel B. Jordan for his directorial debut and I'm so thrilled to see the rise of Jonathan Majors, he's become one of my favorite actors," one of the tweets read. This was seconded by another who commented: "I like the fact that this film is going in its own lane and not being predictable. It's sort of leaving the rocky and apollo shadows behind in a respectful way, even in the trailer at the gym it has written on back wall "build your own legacy" and this film is doing just that. Excellent job!"
Fans were all praise for Majors. "Really looking forward to this installment and MBJ’s directorial debut. This will shine a lot on his behind-the-camera skills. I think he’s going to knock this out of the park! Plus looks like 2023 is Majors’ villain year. He’s playing Kang the Conqueror the month before. A solid year for the both of them!" one of the comments read. "A little hesitant to not see anything related to Rocky’s history at first, but this is Creed’s legacy now. His own story with an opponent from his own past with nothing to lose. Major’s character Damien is seen always alone in his training and even down to the showdown with no one in his corner, while Creed has everything he needs. Perfect story of “everything on the line” VS “nothing to lose”. This is gonna be fun."

"Love Majors’ acting even in these small snippets. That smiling exterior contrasted with a lifetime of hurt and loss that he just barely keeps under the surface. He’s practically got layered antagonists down to a science," a fan opined. "Looks like a mix of Rocky 3 and 5 and some scenes that show Adonis running on the beach are very similar and has the same colors of Rocky and Apollo's iconic training in Rocky 3, these references are so cool! Can't wait to see the continuation of Adonis' journey and EYE OF THE TIGER in the intro!"

"This is going to prolly be the best one. Because it’s HIS STORY. Avenged his name in the first one. Avenged his father in second one….But this on he’s created his own story still about the past but a past coming to haunt him on his own light. I can’t tell you how ready I am. This is going to be great," a fan exclaimed.

'Creed III' hits cinemas on March , 2023.