The highly anticipated fourth installment of the 'Creed' series, a cinematic saga that has captivated audiences worldwide, is finally shaping up. Michael B. Jordan, acclaimed for his portrayal of Adonis Johnson Creed, the son of legendary boxer Apollo Creed, is poised to helm the director's chair once more for 'Creed IV.'
This news, eagerly awaited by fans and industry insiders alike, is a significant development in the Creed franchise's journey. The announcement by esteemed producer Irwin Winkler, 92, sheds light on the current status of 'Creed IV'
Winkler, a veteran producer whose career spans decades in Hollywood, confirmed that production is expected to start within a year. This revelation came during a candid interview with Deadline, where Winkler playfully let slip that Jordan, 36, would be returning to direct the upcoming movie, much to the delight of those present.
Creed IV: Production Progress
In the same conversation, Winkler acknowledged the recent challenges faced by the production. The film's pre-production phase was notably impacted by the SAG-AFTRA strike, which brought several Hollywood projects to a temporary halt.
Thankfully, with the strike's resolution earlier this month, the path has cleared for 'Creed IV' to proceed. Winkler expressed his enthusiasm for continuing the beloved franchise, hinting at a compelling plot and story that await fans.
'Creed III,' which marked Jordan's directorial debut, set a high bar for the series. The film saw the return of familiar faces like Phylicia Rashad as Mary Anne Creed, Tessa Thompson as Bianca, Adonis' wife, and Wood Harris as Adonis' trainer.
Notably, 'Creed III' was the first film in the series not to feature Sylvester Stallone's iconic Rocky Balboa. This decision allowed the narrative to focus more intensely on Adonis' journey. As 'Creed IV' gears up for production, the excitement and anticipation are palpable.
The series, a spin-off from the iconic 'Rocky' films, has reinvigorated the sports-drama genre and created a legacy of its own. With Michael B. Jordan at the helm, the Creed saga is set to continue its powerful storytelling, resonating with a new generation of viewers while paying homage to its rich cinematic heritage.