Who is in the Creed 3 cast? In 2016, Michael B Jordan came out swinging, taking the gloves from an iconic fighter, and having a jab at a story we didn’t know we needed with Creed.
Helmed by Oscar-nominated director Ryan Coogler, the drama movie introduced us to Adonis Creed, the son of Rocky Balboa’s friend, Apollo, and the legacy of the family name. The sports movie sparked a new love for the franchise by deviating from what came before, earning itself a sequel, and now a threequel has entered the ring.
Michael B Jordan is set for a new challenge, and this time without the help of the Italian Stallion. Not only does he reprise his role as Adonis in the new Rocky movie, but he’s also taking his corner behind the camera in what is his directorial debut. Well, let’s ring the bell and break down who’s in the Creed 3 cast and other details too. Warning minor spoilers for the Michael B Jordan movie ahead.
Creed 3 reviews and release date
The Creed 3 release date was in March 3, 2023. Previously, the thriller movie had a release date of November 23, 2022, but that was pushed back by almost half a year.
If you’re keen, here’s how to watch Creed 3 now that it’s been released. You can also check out our Creed 3 review, which is in line with the overwhelmingly positive reception to the movie which earned a 89% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Is there a Creed 3 trailer?
There is a Creed 3 trailer and it looks epic. In the trailer, we meet Jonathan Majors’ character Damian Anderson, who looks like one hell of a scary dude!
During the Super Bowl on February 12, 2023, a Big Game Spot was released:
Creed 3 plot
The Creed 3 plot sees Adonis take on a new adversary in the ring, in the form of Damian Anderson (Jonathan Majors), a young man who grew up with Donnie but went on a very different path in life.
Stallone spoke to TMZ following the second film’s release and entertained the idea of then WBC Heavyweight champ, Deontay Wilder, squaring off against Jordan as the son of Clubber Lang (Mr T), the Italian Stallion’s foe in Rocky 3. The true-life boxer had even expressed his enthusiasm to take the gig if it ever came up.
Unfortunately, creative decisions took casting in a different direction (sorry, Wilder) when the new threatening face in Creed 3 was revealed. After flooring Florian Munteanu’s Viktor Drago in Creed 2, it was confirmed in June 2021 that Jonathan Majors of Lovecraft Country and The Harder They Fall fame was the fighter’s new opponent.
Majors will play the main villain in Creed 3, Damian Anderson, who resents Adonis having the life he feels he should have.
Creed 3 cast
The Creed 3 cast is led by Michael B Jordan once more, with supporting roles for Tessa Thompson and Jonathan Majors.
Besides Majors’s intro into the franchise as Damian Anderson, Creed 3 will see Tessa Thompson back as Bianca, who has been Adonis’ love since the first film.
Phylicia Rashad is also back to stress over the champ going for a few more rounds in the threequel as Adonis’ adopted mother and the widow of Apollo Creed. As mentioned, this will also mark the first film in the Balboa-verse that lacks the iconic former champ. Since it was revealed back in April last year that he would be absent from the next movie, Stallone has made no comment on why.
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Thankfully, there doesn’t appear to be any bad blood between the two stars, as Jordan told Yahoo following the announcement, “We really want fans to be interested in Adonis and what that story has to say,” but still making it clear the Italian Stallion will always be present in some way.
“There’s going to be so many Rocky-isms that are forever going to stay with Adonis as he moves forward,” Jordan said. “So as far as page space, or whether or not Rocky comes back for this one, this is the Creed franchise moving forward.”
Will there be a Creed 4?
Nothing has been confirmed about Creed 4 yet, but Michael B Jordan has suggested very strongly that the series isn’t going to end with Creed 3.
In an interview with IGN, Jordan said there are plans to continue the franchise and Andonis’ story. Watch this space, but colour us very excited. Here is everything we know about the Creed 4 release date for now.
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