Michael B. Jordan to Direct 'Creed IV'

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<p>CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: Michael B. Jordan attends the photo-call of 'Farenheit 451' during the 71st Cannes Film Festival on May 12, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Andrea Raffin /</p>

Michael B. Jordan is set to return as the director for the upcoming 'Creed IV', following his directorial debut with 'Creed III'. The announcement was made by producer Irwin Winkler at Deadline’s Contenders Film: Los Angeles event.

Key Takeaways

  • 'Creed IV' is officially in the works, with Michael B. Jordan returning as director.
  • The franchise has been successful, with 'Creed III' grossing over $275 million worldwide.
  • The 'Creed' series, a continuation of the 'Rocky' saga, has collectively grossed over $663 million globally.
  • 'Creed III' was praised for its depth and character development, particularly the portrayal of the character Damian.
  • The production of 'Creed IV' was delayed due to strikes but is expected to enter pre-production in about a year.

Continuing the Legacy

The 'Creed' franchise, picking up after the end of the 'Rocky' movies, has been a significant success. It follows Adonis Creed, portrayed by Jordan, the son of Rocky Balboa's greatest opponent, Apollo Creed. The series has been acclaimed for its storytelling, character development, and action-packed boxing sequences. With 'Creed III', Jordan's directorial approach was particularly noted for adding depth and a fresh perspective to the franchise.

Building on Success

The success of 'Creed III' has set high expectations for the next installment. Jordan's return as director for 'Creed IV' signals confidence in his vision and ability to lead the franchise forward. The series has not only been a box office success but also a critical one, with audiences and critics alike praising the films for their emotional depth and dynamic storytelling.

Anticipation for 'Creed IV'

Fans of the franchise are eagerly anticipating 'Creed IV', especially with Jordan at the helm. The film's plot details are still under wraps, but the success of the previous films suggests that 'Creed IV' will continue to delve into the complexities of Adonis Creed's life, both inside and outside the ring. The series has been notable for exploring themes of legacy, family, and personal growth, making it more than just a sports drama.


With Michael B. Jordan's return as director, 'Creed IV' is poised to be another exciting chapter in the 'Creed' saga. The film's development reflects the ongoing evolution of a franchise that has successfully built upon the legacy of 'Rocky' while carving out its own identity. Fans and critics alike are looking forward to seeing how Jordan will continue to shape the story of Adonis Creed in this next installment.


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