Producer Irwin Winkler confirmed the eagerly awaited Creed IV is officially in the pipeline, with Michael B. Jordan returning as director.
In a video posted Nov. 18 on Deadline Hollywood’s social media account on X, formerly known as Twitter, producer Irwin Winkler confirmed the eagerly awaited Creed IV is officially in the pipeline, with an exciting twist — Michael B. Jordan will be stepping into the director’s chair, according to People.
The announcement unfolded during an interview, with Winkler divulging the news in videos posted on X. At 92, Winkler shared that filming is anticipated to commence in approximately a year. When probed about Jordan’s role in the Rocky franchise, Winkler humorously let the secret slip, stating, “I’m not supposed to say, but he will be,” eliciting laughter from the audience.
According to the outlet, Winkler’s confirmation of the movie came on the heels of discussions on the challenges posed by the SAG-AFTRA strike, which reportedly caused a delay in the pre-production process. Undeterred, Winkler expressed enthusiasm for continuing the franchise, assuring fans that they have a compelling story and plot in store for the sports drama.
In the third installment, Creed III, original cast members, including Jordan, Phylicia Rashad, Tessa Thompson, and Wood Harris, made a triumphant return. Notably, it marked the first film in the franchise without Sylvester Stallone reprising his iconic role as Rocky Balboa.
As anticipation builds for Creed IV, fans can look forward to Michael B. Jordan’s sophomore run in the dual role as director and actor, promising a fresh perspective on the beloved sports-drama franchise.
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Source: Black Enterprise