With Michael B. Jordan stepping behind the camera as well as into the ring for Creed III, the result was a critical and commercial success. It might not surprise you to learn, then, that according to producer Irwin Winkler (who has overseen both the Rocky and Creed franchises), that Jordan is in line to direct the next film, with Creed IV in the works.
Talking at a Deadline awards event for the third film (which ended up with $275 million worldwide), Winkler made the announcement that the film is at an early stage. "We are planning to do Creed IV right now," he said. "We have a really good story [and] 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."
And will the star be back calling the shots again? "He will be," Winkler said. "He did such a great job – he was comfortable with the camera."
What exactly Adonis Creed and his family will be dealing with in the new film remains a mystery for now, and while MGM/Amazon Studios have yet to confirm anything, it certainly seems we'll be spending more time with the boxer. Cue 'Gonna Fly Now' on the soundtrack!