Another Creed film is reportedly in the works, with actor Michael B. Jordan set to return to the director’s chair. The announcement was made by Irwin Winkler, the franchise’s producer, during the Deadline’s Contenders Film event in Los Angeles.
Winkler revealed the plans for Creed IV during a panel discussion, stating, “We are planning to do Creed IV right now. We have a really good story, a really good plot. We got a little delayed because of the strikes, but about a year from now we’re going into pre-production.” The news was met with excitement from the audience, indicating the continued popularity and demand for the franchise.
Although Winkler inadvertently let slip that Michael B. Jordan will be directing the next installment, Jordan himself has not yet addressed the announcement on his social media platforms. This suggests that the actor may be waiting for an official announcement or further details before commenting on his involvement. Nevertheless, fans of the franchise can anticipate Jordan’s return both in front of and behind the camera.
The success of Creed III, which marked Jordan’s directorial debut, likely played a significant role in the decision to continue the franchise. The film surpassed expectations, grossing an estimated $58.7 million domestically and an additional $41.8 million overseas. Its impressive box office opening made it the highest-grossing sports film debut ever, further solidifying the popularity of the Creed series.
During the panel discussion, Elizabeth Raposo, a producing partner, expressed her excitement for the upcoming installment, stating, “[We’re] just glad that this one worked and people want to see more.” Her sentiment reflects the positive reception Creed III received and the enthusiasm for future films in the franchise.
Details about the plot of Creed IV have not been disclosed, but Winkler’s assurance of a “really good story” suggests that fans can expect another gripping and emotionally charged boxing drama. The Creed series has successfully revitalized the Rocky franchise, focusing on the character of Adonis Creed, the son of Apollo Creed, played by Jordan. With its compelling storytelling, intense fight scenes, and strong performances, the Creed films have resonated with audiences worldwide.
As production gears up for Creed IV, fans can look forward to updates on casting, plot details, and the involvement of other key creatives. While the strikes mentioned by Winkler may have caused some delays, it is clear that the team is committed to delivering another exciting chapter in the Creed saga.
With Michael B. Jordan’s return to the director’s chair and the promise of a compelling story, Creed IV is poised to continue the franchise’s success. As the anticipation builds, fans eagerly await further news and the opportunity to witness the next chapter in Adonis Creed’s journey.