Michael B. Jordan to Direct ‘Creed IV’ as Filming Set to Begin Next Year
In an exciting development for fans of the Creed franchise, Michael B. Jordan is gearing up to return to the director’s chair for the upcoming installment, ‘Creed IV.’ The news was officially disclosed by producer Irwin Winkler, 92, who shared details about the project, including the expected commencement of filming in approximately a year.
During a recent interview captured by Deadline, Winkler was questioned about Jordan’s involvement as the director for the forthcoming movie. Responding with a touch of humor, the producer teased, “I’m not supposed to say, but he will be,” eliciting laughter from the audience.
Winkler also addressed the delay in the production timeline, attributing it to the recent conclusion of the SAG-AFTRA strike. Despite the setback, he expressed enthusiasm for the continuation of the Creed saga. “We think we have a really good story, a really good plot,” he commented regarding the upcoming sports-drama.
Jordan, known for his portrayal of Adonis Johnson Creed, the son of the legendary Apollo Creed from the Rocky films, marked his directorial debut with ‘Creed III.’ The third installment welcomed back original cast members, including Jordan, Phylicia Rashad (Mary Anne Creed), Tessa Thompson (Adonis’ wife, Bianca), and Wood Harris (Adonis’ trainer). Notably, it was the first movie in the franchise to exclude Sylvester Stallone’s iconic character, Rocky Balboa.
Michael B. Jordan will return to direct ‘CREED IV’.
Read our ‘Creed III’ review: https://t.co/Fdy3B1q1W5
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