Michael B. Jordan Steps Back Into the Ring in the “Creed III” Trailer

Michael B. Jordan and John Martineau in
Michael B. Jordan and John Martineau in "Creed II"

Fans of the Creed franchise spent five years waiting for Michael B. Jordan to step back into the ring and their prayers have finally been answered. The first trailer for Creed III is here and it shows Adonis “Donnie” Creed fighting with the ghosts of his past.

According to the film’s official synopsis, after dominating the boxing world, Adonis has been thriving in his career and family life. When a childhood friend and former boxing prodigy (Jonathan Majors) resurfaces, the face-off between former friends is more than just a fight.

In addition to Jordan and Majors, the cast also includes Tessa Thompson, Wood Harris, Florian Munteanu, and Phylicia Rashad. Sylvester Stallone is not expected to return as Rocky Bilboa, marking this the first film in the Rocky franchise without him.

Creed III will mark Jordan’s feature directorial debut, and he felt it was the perfect time to step into this role. After playing him twice before, he believed he can tell the story of where Adonis is right now, both in front and behind the camera, instead of just executing somebody else’s vision. Keenan Coogler and Zach Baylin were in charge of penning the screenplay, based on a story they co-wrote with Creed director Ryan Coogler.

Creed III was supposed to hit the theatres this fall, but it’s now set to premiere on March 3, 2023, following several delays.