Creed expanded the Rocky universe by including Apollo Creed’s son as the center of the film series. With Michael B. Jordan‘s assistance, Amazon is attempting to broaden the world after the success of Creed III.
The legendary Rocky franchise has been successfully revived thanks to the film Creed. Rocky Balboa was the first attempt to revive the franchise, and the first movie outperformed it at the box office by $30 million, with each movie succeeding more than the one before it. According to reports, discussions on expanding the Creed world have begun in the wake of Creed III‘s box office success.
Due to the experimental nature of many of the interactions, details are limited. An anime series based on the Creed-Verse universe and a TV series that complements the movies are potential new Creed-Verse ventures. A movie based on Jordan’s Adonis Creed’s daughter, Amara Creed, who is portrayed by deaf actress Mila Davis-Kent in Creed III, is also in the early stages of development. This would be not only the first deaf lead but also the first female lead in a Rocky movie. If any of these projects materialize, they would join the previously revealed Drago spin-off in expanding the Creed-Verse.
Michael B. Jordan makes his directorial debut with Creed III, continuing the careers of Steven Caple Jr. and Ryan Coogler. Keenan Coogler and Zach Baylin wrote the script for the third Creed movie.
The cast of Creed III also features Michael B. Jordan, Jonathan Majors, Tessa Thompson as Bianca Taylor, Phylicia Rashad as Mary Anne Creed, Wood Harris as Tony “Little Duke” Evers, and Florian Munteanu as Viktor Drago. Together with them, in unspecified roles, are Mila Davis-Kent, Selenis Leyva, Spence Moore II, Thaddeus J. Mixson, and Canelo Alvarez.
In addition to Creed III, MGM is now working on a Creed spin-off movie centered on Viktor Drago, the antagonist of Creed II and the son of Ivan, the villain of 1985’s Rocky IV. Because of his spec script on the creation of the first Rocky movie, Robert Lawton is the author of the screenplay.