Creed III Release Date Revealed
Deadline confirms that Creed III will be released theatrically in the U.S. via MGM’s distribution and marketing joint venture United Artists Releasing, on November 23, 2022. Earlier in December, Tessa Thompson accidentally confirmed Michael B. Jordan boarding the franchise as a director, fulfilling the legacy that Sylvester Stallone made with Rocky III. Jordan says about directing, "This franchise and in particular the themes of Creed III are deeply personal to me. I look forward to sharing the next chapter of Adonis Creed’s story with the awesome responsibility of being its director and namesake." Jordan also name drops working with greats like Ryan Coogler and Denzel Washington to help guide him in his directorial debut.
It seems like the superstar taking the mantle of director isn't the only thing in common with the two third films of the franchise. American professional boxer Deontay Wilder was long rumored to have been cast in the role of Clubber Lang's son to match Creed II's similar theme of tradition vs. new school and facing the demons of your past to triumph and overcome. Jordan, himself, previously suggested that Clubber Lang's son would be potential material for the third film. Let's just hope it has something different to say from the similar storyline in Creed II, which had Adonis Creed square off against Ivan Drago's son, in which Dolph Lundgren reprised his role from Rocky IV.
As for Michael B. Jordan, this should be a huge step for him and a logical one. Hot off his title of People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive in November 2020 and (still speculative) rumors of being cast in the Black Superman movie, he is definitely a hot commodity right now if not the industry's go to leading man in terms of action role or drama. Up next on Jordan's slate, however, is Without Remorse (the Tom Clancy adaptation from director Stefano Solamo, the trailer looks AMAZING!) dropping on Amazon Prime Video April 30, 2021. And after that, the Denzel Washington directed drama Journal for Jordan, which is still in production, is slated to release. So get him while he's hot, casting directors.
Creed III will be released in theaters on November 23, 2022. No news yet on a potential day and date streaming release.