Creed III: Everything you should know

Creed III: Everything you should know

By Valentina Tuta

A couple years ago we had to say goodbye to one of the most incredible franchises in the sports genre of cinema. When Rocky received a new life in 2015 with Creed, many people thought the movie wouldn’t be able to surpass Stallone’s standards. However, it was very surprising for everyone to see that Creed not only lived up to the legacy of the franchise, it arguably even exceeded it.

Creed is an absolutely masterful reboot that further develops previous characters in a meaningful way, it also introduced a new iconic name to the franchise with Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan), the new hero of the franchise and the son of Rocky’s former rival and close friend, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers).

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At a glance, in the first Creed film, directed by Ryan Coogler (Black Panther), Adonis put a promising career aside to pursue his passion for professional boxing but wanted to do so without standing in his father’s shadow. He seeks out Rocky Balboa, who trains Adonis to not only become a formidable fighter, but also a better human being.

On the other hand, the sequel, directed by Steven Caple Jr. (The Land), proved that the first film wasn’t a fluke, crafting a compelling narrative of Adonis becoming a husband and father while also reintroducing the character of Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren) and his son Viktor Drago (Florian Munteanu) as fleshed out antagonists.

Hence, with Stallone’s official retirement, fans thought Creed II will be the final conclusion of the Rocky saga. Althouy, not long after Creed II’s release, a third film was announced to be in development. This time, not only will Michael B. Jordan returns to play the title character and produce the film, but he’ll also be taking the director’s chair for the first time. 

Keeping in mind that Ryan Coogler will still be involved as executive producer, it only remains to be seen how Jordan will play his role directing the film. So, let’s see how it goes!

Is There a Trailer for Creed III?

In the first official trailer for Creed III (released on October 18th. 2022) it was known that Damien, an old friend of Adonis was recently freed from prison and plans to face his brother to solve past conflicts. Moreover, following the story, there is no longer any trace of Rocky Balboa, which leaves everything in the hands of Adonis Creed.

Set photos have made their way online, showcasing Michael B. Jordan sat in the directing chair and offered a first look at the latest rival boxer for the franchise, Damien Anderson, played by Lovecraft County (2020) and Loki (2021) star Jonathan Majors.

When and Where Is Creed III Releasing?

Creed III was initially scheduled for release in November 2022, but it has since been announced that the next chapter in Adonis Creed’s saga will actually be coming out in 2023, especifically on March 3rd. Likewise, as with the last two films, Creed III is currently expected to premiere in theaters. As for a streaming release, given Prime Video’s recent multi-billion dollar purchase of Rocky franchise owner MGM, that seems like it’ll be the most likely candidate for Creed III’s streaming home.


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