Michael B. Jordan Says He’d Do a ‘Creed’ Sequel

Michael B. Jordan, 'Creed' Sequel? Jordan
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Creed” ended up being a pleasant surprise at the Thanksgiving box office, so a sequel to the continuation of the Rocky Balboa franchise isn’t too crazy an idea — and star Michael B. Jordan would be down for it.

In an interview with the Associated Press posted Saturday, Jordan said he would be game to returning to play Apollo Creed’s son, Adonis.

“A character so rich as this, and the world he’s in, I want to see what happens to him next and what he does,” Jordan said. “Especially the way it ends off, it’s pretty cool. I think with success and time and circumstances, it would be exciting to come back and work with (co-stars) Sly (Stallone) and Tessa (Thompson) again.”

“Creed” ended up bringing in a solid profit after opening on Wednesday ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, scoring $42.6 million. With its economical budget of $35 million, Warner Bros., the studio behind the film, should have no trouble turning a profit on the sports sequel.

The new movie saw Sylvester Stallone return as Balboa, this time serving as a mentor to Michael B. Jordan’s character, the son of Balboa’s former nemesis Apollo Creed.

“Creed” was directed by Ryan Coogler, who previously directed Jordan in “Fruitvale Station.” Warner Bros. has not yet announced sequel plans.

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  1. Mookieman says:

    Call me sentimental but I don’t ever want to see a movie where Rocky dies! It was hard enough seeing him old and sick. But if it keeps tradition of most of the sequels, someone must die in every one. Rocky 3 – mickey Rocky 4 – apollo Rocky 5 – my belief that all rocky movies are good Rocky 6 -Adrian Rocky 7(creed) – Pauly. Maybe Rocky 8 will just kill off Cuff and Link instead.

  2. parkourpub says:

    What a strange time… We start talking sequels right after Opening Weekend. Instead of talking about what’s good about the film. Maybe that’s why there are far more sequels than there are good films out there.

  3. chazz says:

    Though he does not die as Chizz states, there is no closure on his condition by the end of the movie thus could play a big part in a sequel.

  4. Chizz says:

    Spoiler warning???? Rocky doesn’t die?? I figured from the bullshit awards chatter he was toast in a blanket.

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