CREED III Star Michael B. Jordan Explains How The Movie Works Without Sylvester Stallone's Rocky

Creed III star Michael B. Jordan has explained how the upcoming threequel is going to work without Sylvester Stallone's Rocky Balboa, promising that the movie honours the character while focusing on Adonis.

Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan has stepped back into the ring and behind the camera for next March's Creed III, but he won't be joined by Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa. The legendary actor appeared in the first two movies, and even earned an Oscar nomination for his work in Creed; with that in mind, it's fair to say he'll be missed.

Stallone first confirmed he won't be part of the threequel last April, and has since been somewhat critical of the direction Jordan decided to take the franchise in.

During a recent interview with Empire (via Screen Rant), the actor and filmmaker addressed Stallone's absence from Creed III, explaining how the movie will continue to honour the legacy of Rocky while also prioritising Adonis' story. 

"It’s really diving into the Creed universe and having him evolve, start his own family and go through his own trials and tribulations in life," Jordan said, explaining how the focus is now shifting more to the boxing franchise's title character. "It’s allowed Adonis to stand on his own two feet and use the wisdom he’s learned from Rocky in the other two films."

"I think it’s in the spirit of Rocky, whose fingerprints will always and forever be on this franchise. The essence of him is still there. But at the same time, the Creed franchise is moving in a strong direction."

While it's a shame Rocky is being sidelined, he's always been a supporting player in the Creed movies, and we really can't complain about Adonis getting more screentime. Seeing him emerge from the shadow cast by the iconic character will be welcomed, especially as he's in for the fight of his life against Jonathan Majors' Damian Anderson. 

However, they don't exactly look like enemies in the still below...
 

OCEAN BOY: Luke Hemsworth Flees The Cops In Trailer For Tomorrow's True Story-Based Australian Humor Thriller
Related:

OCEAN BOY: Luke Hemsworth Flees The Cops In Trailer For Tomorrow's True Story-Based Australian Humor Thriller

CREED III: Michael B. Jordan And Jonathan Majors Face-Off On New Poster
Recommended For You:

CREED III: Michael B. Jordan And Jonathan Majors Face-Off On New Poster

DISCLAIMER: This post was submitted by a user who has agreed to our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. As a user-generated content platform, ActioNewz.com and Best Little Sites LLC is protected under the DMCA... [MORE]
OCEAN BOY: Luke Hemsworth Flees The Cops In Trailer For Tomorrow's True Story-Based Australian Humor Thriller
In what looks to be an action ride coupled with Australian humor, Luke Hemsworth stars in Ocean Boy which releases tomorrow and you can view the trailer here!
CREED III: Michael B. Jordan And Jonathan Majors Face-Off On New Poster
MGM has shared a new international poster for Creed III, featuring Michael B. Jordan's Adonis Creed facing-off against his toughest opponent yet: former friend Damian (Jonathan Majors).
Harrison Ford Reveals Whether INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY Will Be His Last Time Playing Indy
Harrison Ford has addressed his decision to return to his most iconic role in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, revealing whether this really is the last time he'll play the iconic adventurer...
VIOLENT NIGHT Exclusive Interview With Screenwriters Josh Miller & Pat Casey
With Violent Night now available on Blu-ray and Digital HD, we sat down with screenwriters Josh Miller and Pat Casey to talk about your new favorite Christmas movie, which starred David Harbour as Santa!
FAST X Poster Released Ahead Of First Trailer On February 10
Fast and Furious star Vin Diesel has shared the first poster for the tenth and final instalment of the popular action franchise, along with confirmation that the trailer will be with us very soon...

The Best Little Sites Network (BLS)

Action Movie and TV News - AnimeMojo.com
Anime News, Trailers & More - AnimeMojo.com
Superhero News, Videos, Rumors & More - ComicBookMovie.com
Horror News - FearHQ.com
Video Game News, Reviews, Trailers & More - GameFragger.com
Sci-Fi and Fantasy News, Videos, Rumors & More - SFFGazette.com
Cartoon and Animated Film News, Videos, Rumors & More - Toonado.com
Professional Wrestling News, Videos, Rumors & More - TheRingReport.com