November 30, 2018
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“Creed II” just came out, and Michael B. Jordan is ready to do the next one. So there’s a big possibility that “Creed III” is going to be a real thing.
During promotion for the film, he said: “I would do a Creed III.” Are you ready for a third installment to the series?
In 2105, prior to shooting the original with “Creed” and “Black Panther” director, Ryan Coogler, Jordan envisioned working on a series of sequels…something that would be just as captivating and successful as the original Rocky franchise. And the Creed franchise is definitely on it’s way there.
The franchise also stars another big name in Hollywood, none other than the star of the Rocky franchise (which “Creed” is based off), Sylvester Stallone. The 72-year-old has starred alongside the “Fruitvale Station” actor in the original and now-sequel, but he just announced that his time with the franchise, and his role of Rocky Balboa is over. In his speech, he passed the torch onto the 31-year-old.
“I just want to thank everyone around the whole wide World for taking the Rocky family into their hearts for over 40 years. It’s been my Ultimate privilege to have been able to create and play this meaningful character. Though it breaks my heart, Sadly all things must pass… and end.”
In an interview with The Graham Norton Show, Michael talked about how special it was for Stallone to give him that honor: “On the last day of filming everyone gave their wrap speech and he segued into passing the torch to me and I got really emotional really fast because I wasn’t expecting it from him whatsoever. It’s a character that he has played for 40 plus years – longer than I have been alive. It was pretty special.”
Although the seasoned actor announced his retirement from the franchise, the former The Wire star isn’t too sure about him being gone: “We’ll see what happens with Creed III. I’m pretty sure he’ll be back,” he said.
“Creed II” debuted at No. 2 during its opening weekend, it set some pretty amazing records. Overall for the extended holiday weekend (Wed. through Sun.), the Steven Caple Jr.-directed film grossed $55.8 million. It was also the best live-action debut for a Thanksgiving weekend film release, best film debut in the Rocky franchise, biggest sports drama debut, and biggest boxing film debut.
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