Michael B. Jordan Is in Talks with Amazon for Expanding the ‘Creed’ Franchise

Michael B. Jordan

Fans of Creed will be excited to know that star (and Creed III director) Michael B. Jordan is in talks with Amazon to expand the Creed universe.

Although details are scarce, Jordan, 36, is said to be talking to the studio to capitalize on the popularity of the Rocky spin-off franchise. And it’s not surprising, considering Jordan hasn’t been shy with discussing his plans for the future of the franchise.

Michael B. Jordan Wants to ‘Expand the Creed-Verse

“I just want to expand the ‘Creed’-verse within reason. But definitely expect other things around Creed for sure.” Jordan revealed in an interview with IGN.

Amazon recently acquired MGM. And the studio is said to be interested in developing both film and TV projects with the franchise, which stars Jordan as boxer Adonis ‘Donnie’ Creed.

Additionally, there had been rumblings that a ‘Drago’ TV series project could be in the works. But it seems that the intention is to keep the project a film. The story would focus on Rocky’s Russian foe Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren) and his son Viktor Drago (Florian Munteanu), who was introduced to audiences in Creed II. As of February 5, IMDB Pro lists the project in pre-production, with Robert Lawton penning the script.

Creed III Box Office Performance

Creed III had a strong box office debut. With a budget of $75 million, the flick has already grossed more than $179 million globally in just its first week of release.

While it’s the first film in the franchise that does not feature Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa, it is the first that Michael B. Jordan has directed.

“This journey over the last three years has been incredible. Never thought I could do what y’all say I did. I couldn’t have done that without the people that I just named in this incredible, incredible cast. It’s a team effort,” Jordan said as he paid tribute to the cast and crew that had helped him make the picture.

“Every day, I tried to show up. And I wanted to impress them. I wanted to let them know that I wasn’t doing it just to do the job. And finding the truth within the ‘Creed’ family was really, really important to us,” he added. “So, thank you, guys, so much for having my back every step of the way, even when it’s difficult.”

We’ll keep you posted as more details on future Creed projects surface!


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