‘Creed IV’ will be directed by Michael B. Jordan.
The 36-year-old actor made his feature film debut behind the camera with ‘Creed III,’ which grossed over $275 million worldwide upon its release in March, and the film’s producer, Irwin Winkler, has confirmed that It’s in the works on a sequel and the boss wants the star back at the helm as he did such a good job last time.
Speaking at Deadline’s Contenders Film Los Angeles event, Irwin said: “We’re planning ‘Creed IV.’ We have a really good story and plot. We’ve had a little delay because of the strikes, but it’s in a year. Within we will do so Enter Pre-Production”.
Confirming that Michael – who plays the lead role of Adonis Creed in the franchise – would return to direct, he said: “He will. He did a great job, he was comfortable with the camera.”
“(We’re) glad it worked and people want to see more,” said producing partner Elizabeth Raposo.
The film series is a spin-off of the ‘Rocky’ films and has grossed over $663 million worldwide to date.
For this reason, Irwin praised the franchise’s “beautiful vision” for being “a completely new and different experience” as well as maintaining ties to the world of ‘Rocky’.
Regarding ‘Creed III’ he said: “Michael and the creative team had a beautiful vision from the beginning to create a completely new and different experience for this film. It was based firmly on what we all (know) from Creed. Movies. And Rocky… It had to have big action, boxing, but we also really examined what kind of movie we were making. And a lot of it, the first few days with Michael, we “So I think everyone responded deeply, not just on the page, but on the screen. You spend half the movie feeling deep sympathy for her and understanding her vulnerability.”
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