Michael B. Jordan, star and director of Creed 3, expresses enthusiasm for the Creed universe’s future growth. The franchise builds upon Rocky’s world by featuring Adonis Creed, Apollo Creed’s son, who pursues boxing with Rocky’s guidance. Jordan’s involvement extends beyond acting, as he produced the last two films and made his directorial debut in the third installment.
During a Screen Rant interview, Michael B. Jordan stated that the Creed universe would continue to expand and develop. He expressed interest in exploring other characters introduced in the franchise besides Adonis, but he did not specify how the Creed verse will progress beyond Creed 3.
Michael B. Jordan: You will see the Creed-verse continue to grow and expand. I think that we invested in some really interesting characters that I think a lot of people were responding to. I have to give a political answer to that. [laughs] There’s going to be more of the Creed family, and there’s gonna be more of some of the characters that you love from this movie. I just don’t know what package it’s going to be in yet.
Which Creed characters may get more focus in future films?
The Creed films rejuvenated the beloved franchise by featuring second-generation boxers such as Adonis Creed and Viktor Drago and introducing new fighters like “Pretty” Rick Conlon and Damian “Dame” Anderson. As Adonis may retire from boxing in Creed 3, he could become a mentor figure similar to Rocky in the first two movies, training a young fighter to become a champion. The Creed universe has set up multiple characters for potential standalone stories.
Florian Munteanu will return as Viktor Drago in Creed 3, and his dynamic with Adonis could lead to Adonis mentoring Viktor toward becoming a champion. Viktor’s past is shadowed by tragedy, linking him to Creed through his father Ivan’s pursuit of power and fame. By exploring Viktor’s character further, the Creed universe could unveil a compelling tale of redemption.
In Creed 3, Jonathan Majors plays a new enigmatic rival named Dame, who grew up with Adonis and lost his promising boxing career after being imprisoned. A spin-off could delve into Dame’s character and explore the aftermath of the biggest fight of his life. With Creed 3 featuring a time jump, the franchise could expand to follow the next generation of Creed boxers, including Amara, Adonis, and Bianca’s daughter, possibly by exploring women’s boxing. This would allow for a deeper exploration of villains in the franchise and their next steps.