The Creed film series is ready to return with its 3rd movie and also with the professional boxer Adonis Creed, portrayed by Michael B. Jordan. After the first two Creed movies being directed by Ryan Coogler and Steven Caple Jr., the third film has been produced by Jordan himself, which marks his directorial debut.
The film will be the ninth instalment of the Rocky film series that started in 1976, with Sylvester Stallone portraying the character of Robert “Rocky” Balboa for the first time. ‘Creed III’ is the first movie in the film series in which Stallone does not appear as a cast member. He will be serving as a producer, though.
The plot of the Upcoming Creed 3:
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The plot of the second sequel film will find Adonis Creed or Donnie flourishing in both family life and boxing career. But things change as his childhood friend Damian Anderson, known as “Dame”, resurfaces after a lengthy prison sentence.
Dame used to be a boxing prodigy who is now determined to prove himself in the ring. But the face-off between two former friends becomes more than a fight, more so as Dame has nothing to lose.
Cast Members of the Upcoming ‘Creed 3’:
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American actor Michael B. Jordan will be reprising his lead role as Adonis “Donnie” Creed in the upcoming sequel movie. He first appeared in this role in the 2015 movie ‘Creed’ and then reprised the position in the 2018 movie ‘Creed II’.
His other essential film credits include ‘Fruitvale Station‘, ‘Fantastic Four‘, ‘Fahrenheit 451’, ‘Black Panther‘ etc. He has also starred in important roles in the tv series ‘All My Children’, ‘Friday Night Lights’, and ‘Raising Dion’.
The character of Donnie’s love interest Bianca Taylor, an aspiring musician suffering from progressive hearing loss, will be reprised by American actress Tessa Thompson from the first two movies, ‘Creed’ and ‘Creed II’.
Her other film credits include ‘Mississippi Damned‘, ‘For Colored Girls‘, ‘Dear White People‘, ‘Selma’, ‘Sylvie’s Love’, ‘Passing’ etc. Thompson also starred in main roles in the television series ‘Veronica Mars’, ‘Hidden Palms’, ‘Copper’, and ‘Westworld‘. Thompson won a Primetime Emmy and a BAFTA nomination.
American actor Jonathan Majors has been cast as Creed’s former friend and now rival, Damian “Dame” Anderson, in the upcoming movie. His other film credits include ‘The Last Black Man in San Francisco‘, ‘Da 5 Bloods‘, ‘The Harder They Fall’ etc.
He has also starred in the central role of Atticus Sampson’s “Tic” Freeman in the horror drama tv series ‘Lovecraft Country.
The role of the son of the former trainer of Creed’s father, Tony “Little Duke” Evers Jr., will be reprised by American actor Wood Harris from the previous two films. His other film credits include ‘Remember the Titans‘, ‘Train Ride’, ‘Paid in Full’, ‘Dirty’, ‘The Heart Specialist‘, ‘Not Easily Broken’, ‘Dough Boys’, ‘Next Day Air’, ‘Ant-Man’, ‘9/11’ etc.
Harris also starred in leading roles in the tv series ‘The Wire’, ‘The Breaks’, ‘And empire’ and in recurring roles in ‘Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television’ and ‘Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty’.
German-born Romanian actor and boxer Florian Munteanu will be reprising from ‘Creed II’ the character of Viktor Drago, Creed’s new rival and the son of Ivan Drago, who killed Creed’s father in an exhibition boxing match. His other film credits include ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings‘ and ‘The Contractor’.
The widow of Apollo Creed, Donny’s father, is Mary Anne Creed, who adopts Apollo’s illegitimate son Donny Creed. American actress Phylicia Rashad has reprised this role from the previous two films. She also starred in the films ‘A Raisin in the Sun’, ‘For Colored Girls’, ‘Good Deeds’, ‘Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey’, ‘Soul’ etc. Rashad’s television credits include ‘One Life to Live’, ‘The Cosby Show’, ‘Cosby’, ‘Do No Harm’, ‘Empire’, ‘David Makes Man’ etc.
English former boxer Tony Bellew will reprise his role as “Pretty” Ricky Conlan from the 2015 movie Creed. Other members who have been newly cast in the upcoming ‘Creed III’ include ‘Selenis Leyva’, ‘Mila Davis-Kents, ‘Thaddeus J. Mixson’, ‘And Canelo Álvarez’.
Release Date of the Upcoming ‘Creed 3’:
‘Creed 3’ was confirmed by Jordan to be under development in September 2019. The movie was initially scheduled to be released in the United States by United Artists Releasing and internationally by Warner Bros. Pictures on November 23, 2022. But on 28th July, the release date was delayed to 3rd March of 2023.