Creed IIIthird installment of the franchise Creedand ninth installment of the saga Rocky In all, it prepares us for its theatrical release scheduled for March 3, 2023revealing the first official glimpses of the protagonist, Michael B. Jordan retaking his leading role as Adonis Creed, already Jonathan Majors (Lovecraft Country, Avengers: The Kang Dinasty) as Anderson Dame, apparently a new opponent of Adonis Creed.
Jordan is also taking the reins as director of any project for the first time.
The glimpses were shared by Jordan on his official social networks, and you can find them at the end of this note.
Jordan stars, directs and produces the film launched in 2021 in MGMwhile Tessa Thompson y Phylicia Rashad they reprise their roles as Bianca and Mary Anne Creed, respectively. Another addition to the cast, in addition to Majors, is the Mexican boxer Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarezannounced by Jordan in the middle of last September.
- EYE TO THE DATA: Canelo isn’t the first boxer to play an on-screen role in the franchise. Creed. Former Cruiserweight Champion Tony Bellew starred in the first installment of the series, portraying ‘Pretty’ Ricky Conlan, the main antagonist and opponent of Jordan’s character. In the sequel Creed II, the Romanian boxer ‘Big Nasty’ Florian Munteanuplayed the antagonist Viktor Drago, son of Ivan Drago from the saga Rocky.
- Creed III will mark Canelo’s debut as an actor.
Creed III It will be the first film in the saga. Rocky sin Sylvester Stallone. Creed II it concluded with Adonis making peace with his father Apollo’s legacy, and Rocky traveling to Vancouver to do the same with his long-estranged son and to meet his grandson.
plot details Creed III are kept secret for now.
Filming in early 2022 and completed over the summer used IMAX cameras.
The script is in charge of Keenan Coogler (Space Jam: A New Legacy) y Zach Baylin (King Richard), who wrote it based on the story of Ryan Cooglerdirector of the first film, screenwriter of the first two and producer of the second and third.
Creed III marks the ninth installment in the saga Rockywhich includes four films directed by Stallone, two by John G. Avildsen, and the two spinoffs by Creedthe first directed by Ryan Coogler as we mentioned, and the second by Steven Caple Jr.
Creed It hit theaters in 2015, having enormous success with critics and audiences, collecting $173 million dollars at the global box office. Shortly after, MGM and Warner Bros. launched the sequel Creed II, which included the participation of Dolph Lundgren. The franchise had a reinvention that we have rarely seen in the industry, serving as a clear example of how a saga can continue for decades, faithful to its central character, while allowing it to evolve.
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