It looks like Creed III is finally in motion. While it's confirmed for some time that Michael B. Jordan will be making his directorial debut with the film (along with continuing to star in the series as Adonis Creed), almost nothing else was confirmed. All that was known was that it's release date is set for November 23rd, 2022 and that co-stars Tessa Thompson and Phylicia Rashad would be the only ones returning from the previous films while Sylvester Stallone would officially be retiring the character of Rocky from the big screen (again). Now, the film has announced it's first additional casting with the confirmation that Jonathan Majors (HBO's Lovecraft Country, Netflix's Da 5 Bloods) is in early talks to join the cast.
It's believed that, if he is cast, Majors will be playing the part of the film's main antagonist, aka who Adonis will take on in the climactic fight of the new installment. However, this has not been confirmed either way. The script is being written by Keenan Coogler and Zach Baylin, based on an outline by Ryan Coogler. Coogler, who directed 2015's Creed and executive produced 2018's Creed II, will return to produce alongside Jordan, Irwin Winkler, Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, David Winkler, and Jonathan Glickman. Coogler is producing in association with Proximity Media. Executive producers are confirmed to be Adam Rosenberg, Sev Ohanian, and Zinzi Coogler. Stay tuned!