Following the success of the previous two Creed films, MGM has been laying the groundwork for a third film in the rebooted Rocky franchise, since late last year. Today, they announced that the film will release on November 24, 2022.
As reported late 2020, Creed III will see Michael B. Jordan in his directorial debut, doing double-duty as both lead and director.
Jordan released a statement regarding his directorial debut, “Directing has always been an aspiration, but the timing had to be right, Creed III is that moment — a time in my life where I’ve grown more sure of who I am, holding agency in my own story, maturing personally, growing professionally, and learning from the Greats like Ryan Coogler, most recently Denzel Washington, and other top tier directors I respect. All of which sets the table for this moment. This franchise and in particular the themes of Creed III are deeply personal to me. I look forward to sharing the next chapter of Adonis Creed’s story with the awesome responsibility of being its director and namesake.”
Director and star Michael B. Jordan will be working with a script written by Keenan Coogler and Zach Baylin, based on an outline by Ryan Coogler. Plus, he’s expected to have both Tessa Thompson and Phylicia Rashad to reprise their roles.
Creed III is set to release November 24, 2022.