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Michael B. Jordan To Direct 'Creed 3' (Report)

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<p>CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12, 2018: Michael B. Jordan attends the photocall for the 'Farenheit 451' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival (taniavolobueva / Shutterstock.com)</p>

Michael B. Jordan will not only star in the upcoming Creed III but he will also direct the film.

In an interview with MTV, Creed co-star Tessa Thompson revealed Jordan “is directing the next ‘Creed’”. This would be the third movie to spinoff the original Rocky movies and it would be Jordan’s directorial debut.

Thompson says she hopes to use Jordan’s new title as People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive to poke fun at him while they are sharing scenes together during the filming on Creed III.

“It’s going to be ammo, I think, for me when he is engaging with me as a director. I’m just going to tell him to dial down the sexiness,” she told MTV.

“I’m going to pretend it hasn’t happened. They’re going to make another ‘Creed’ very soon, and I don’t need the Sexiest Man Alive to be… I don’t need it. I don’t need any of it. It’s too much for me to shoulder, it’s too much for me to handle,” Thompson added about learning that People had made him the cover star of its annual issue. “I’m so happy for him. And I will give him a lot of crap about it in person. I cannot wait.”

About Creed 3:

Zach Baylin of King Richard, which is now filming and casting in Los Angeles, will write the screenplay for Creed 3. However, no plat details were released. In addition, no production date was set for the film.

Michael B. Jordan and Tessa Thompson both starred in director Ryan Coogler’s 2015 Creed, which focused on Jordan’s Adonis Creed character, who is the son of Rocky’s rival Apollo Creed, as well as the 2018 sequel Creed II. The first movie made $173 million worldwide, while the second movie reached $214 million in ticket sales.

Michael B. Jordan’s next project is the upcoming spy thriller Without Remorse. Meanwhile, Thompson is the star of Sylvie’s Love, which recently debuted on Amazon Prime after premiering on Sundance.

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