Michael B. Jordan might direct 'Creed III'

Gregory Wakeman
Michael Jordan poses as he arrives for a gala presentation of "Just Mercy" at the Toronto International Film Festival, 2019. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Michael B Jordan has confirmed that he will return as Adonis Creed for Creed III, and there’s a good chance he’ll also be working behind the camera as its director, too.

That’s according to producer Irwin Winkler, who has revealed that he “promised” the 32-year-old actor the opportunity to direct Creed III. Winkler wrote as much in his memoir A Life In Movies: Stories From 50 Years In Hollywood, via Men’s Health.

In fact, he mentions it twice, first on page 253, where he writes, “I promised Michael B Jordan that he’d get his chance to direct Creed III.”

Then on page 272 he reiterates, “Last year in a conversation with our Creed star Michael B Jordan, I offered him the opportunity to not only star in, but also to direct Creed III.”

Producer Irwin Winkler, Sylvester Stallone, and Tessa Thompson and Michael B. Jordan (L-R) pose during the premiere of the film "Creed", 2015. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian

Michael B Jordan is already all in for Creed III, something he admitted on the red carpet for his latest movie Just Mercy at the Toronto International Film Festival, as he told ET Canada, “Yeah, we’re definitely gonna do Creed III. I don’t know when, though.”

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Jordan, who has won rave reviews for his performances in Fruitvale Station, Creed and Black Panther, has previously admitted he plans to direct, telling People back in February, 2018, “You’re always being told what to do as an actor and as you get older, you want to be a little bit more involved in the process and express your point of view and your creativity to see how things actually look and come about.”

“I learned a lot from [Black Panther and Creed director] Ryan Coogler and [Chronicle director] Josh Trank as well. Other directors I’ve worked with know me and know my ambitions to direct one day; they’ve given me so many gems of wisdom and information.”