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Michael B Jordan as Creed. Image via Instagram @creedmovie

Big hitter: Michael B Jordan set to direct ‘Creed III’

Actor Michael B Jordan is stepping up to the new title of director for the third instalment of the ‘Creed’ movie franchise releasing in 2022.

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Michael B Jordan as Creed. Image via Instagram @creedmovie

Michael B Jordan will be starring in as well as directing the third and latest instalment of Creed, which is set to be released in November 2022.


Jordan, who plays the role of Adonis “Creed” Johnson, son of fallen boxing champion Apollo Creed, said the time was right for him to take up the role of director for a film so personal to him. 

“Directing has always been an aspiration, but the timing had to be right,” Michael B Jordan said in a statement quoted by Variety. 

Creed III is that moment — a time in my life where I’ve grown more sure of who I am, holding agency in my own story, maturing personally, growing professionally, and learning from the Greats like Ryan Coogler, most recently Denzel Washington and other top-tier directors I respect.

“This franchise and in particular the themes of Creed III are deeply personal to me,” he added. “I look forward to sharing the next chapter of Adonis Creed’s story with the awesome responsibility of being its director and namesake.”


Michael B Jordan will also produce the film alongside Irwin Winkler, Charles Winkler, David Winkler, William Chartoff, Jonathan Glickman and Ryan Coogler. 

“It was an honour to help bring the ‘Creed’ franchise to life with Sly, Michael, Tessa, Irwin and all the creative parties involved,” Coogler told Deadline. “I couldn’t be more thrilled to see Mike in the director’s chair on the third instalment.”  


The story of the boxing franchise is written by Keenan Coogler and Zach Baylin based on an outline from Ryan Coogler. Leading lady Tessa Thompson and Phylicia Rashad are expected to return to the film.

Michael B Jordan is busy filming Journal of Jordan, a fact-based-drama based on the journal that Charles Monroe King, who died in Iraq, wrote for his son.

King shared with his then-infant son how to live a good life even though he would not have a father to guide him in future. The film is directed by Denzel Washington.


Michael B Jordan holds the title of People’s “Sexiest Man Alive”. He is also Lori Harvey’s boyfriend and the couple seem to have got seriously quickly. They went Instagram official in January and the relationship has since grown from strength to strength. 

Jordan recently posted a picture of himself and his sweetheart all dressed up with the caption: “I love you baby.”

Lori, a model, shared similar pictures on her Instagram with the caption “all smiles”.

Lori Harvey is the daughter of US media personality Steve Harvey, and a very supportive girlfriend. She shared pictures of Michael B Jordan’s April 2021 Men’s Health cover, and the news of his directorial debut, on her Instagram stories.