Michael B. Jordan is an accomplished actor with roles in blockbusters like Black Panther and Creed. He is also an accomplished producer with credit on projects like Just Mercy and Without Remorse.
Now, the 36-year-old can add accomplished director to his accolades given that his directorial debut, Creed III, is a critical and commercial success. The film, released only recently on March 3, racked up over $100 million on its debut weekend as well as an 88% Rotten Tomatoes critics’ approval rating.
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Now, according to a Deadline report, People’s 2020 Sexiest Man Alive might be on the cusp of bigger success, as Amazon is considering developing a Creed universe led by the franchise’s star. According to the report, conversations have been ongoing between the star and the tech behemoth for much of the past year with the success of the recently released Creed III resulting in even bolder plans than the company originally had.
Given that the conversations are in their earliest stages, there is nothing concrete between the two parties at the moment. However, there is talk that they are exploring the idea of an anime series and a live-action television series. The report also states that both parties are exploring the idea of a project that will be led by Amara Creed, the daughter of Jordan’s character.
By the way, this is not the first time we will be hearing about a potential Creed universe. In February, during the film’s Hollywood premiere at the Chinese Theatre, Jordan hinted at the possibility, stating, "building the Creed universe is something that I’m really excited about."
Apart from the Creed-related projects, production company Metro Goldwyn Mayer is also reportedly working on other Rocky projects, including one based on the Sylvester Stallone character’s origins. Another project that is reportedly in the works is a spinoff that will be led by Dolph Lundgren’s character, Ivan Drago, and his son, Viktor Drago. While news emerged last year that MGM had hired Robert Lawton to develop the film’s script, there has been no update on its progress since then.
Apart from Jordan, Creed III stars Tessa Thompson, Jonathan Majors, Phylicia Rashad, Tony Bellew, Wood Harris, and Florian Munteanu as Bianca Taylor-Creed, Dame Anderson, Mary Anne Creed, Ricky Conlan, Little Duke Evers, and Viktor Drago respectively. The film also sees professional boxer Saul Canelo Alvarez and singer Kehlani make cameo appearances as their real-life personalities.
Jordan directed the film based on a screenplay by Keenan Coogler and Zach Baylin. He also served as producer alongside Ryan Coogler, Sylvester Stallone, Irwin Winkler, Charles Winkler, David Winkler, and several others.
By the way, Jordan’s directorial debut is not the only record that Creed III holds. Apparently, the film is also the first sports movie to be shot with IMAX cameras, which puts it on par with superhero films like Thor: Love and Thunder and action dramas like Top Gun: Maverick.