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

Creed II (Credit: MGM-New Line)

Michael B. Jordan will star in and make his feature film directorial debut on Creed III.

In an interview with MTV’s Josh Horowitz, Creed co-star Tessa Thompson confirmed that Jordan will helm the franchise’s third installment.

“He is directing the next Creed,” Thompson said. The actress also joked about how she plans to tease Jordan on set about his new status as People‘s Sexiest Man Alive.

“It’s going to be ammo, I think, for me when he is engaging with me as a director. I’m just going to tell him to dial down the sexiness,” she added.

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The Sylvie’s Love actress added that Creed III is set to start filming next year.

There’s no confirmation yet on whether Rocky Balboa, played by Sylvester Stallone, will return for the next installment.

In the Creed films, Jordan plays Adonis Johnson, the son of boxing champion Apollo Creed. Johnson seeks out the help of retired boxing champ Rocky Balboa (Stallone) to help him win in the ring.

The first Creed film was released in 2015 and was directed by Black Panther’s Ryan Coogler. The Land’s Steven Caple Jr. directed Creed II three years later. The story is based on characters created Sylvester Stallone.

Watch the interview below: