Michael B. Jordan is set to make his directorial debut next year and with any luck it’ll be a knockout punch.
MGM confirmed Wednesday the “Creed” actor will direct the third installment of the franchise. The confirmation by the movie studio comes months after co-star Tessa Thompson revealed to MTV News that the lead actor himself was set to direct the upcoming picture.
Michael B. Jordan explained to Variety why the upcoming film was the perfect opportunity to take his shot at directing.
“Directing has always been an aspiration, but the timing had to be right. ‘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” read the statement.
While Creed III w ill be the actor’s first time directing, it won’t be his first time working in an off camera role. As we recently reported, Jordan is set to produce a docuseries on Muhammad Ali for Amazon Prime Video. He also served as executive producer for Creed II as well as a variety of other projects.
Creed III will hit the big screen on November 23, 2022.