The American magazine Deadline exclusively reported that the manufacturer of Creed IIIIrwin Winkler, said last Saturday (during the Deadline Contenders Film: Los Angeles event) that Creed IV is in the works, with the series star and director of Creed III, Michael B. Jordan, who will return to direct for the occasion.
“We are planning to do Creed IV right now,” Winkler said on stage at Deadline Contenders Film: Los Angeles during a panel on Creed III, the MGM Amazon Studios film released last March. The third installment was a huge success, grossing over $275 million worldwide. “We have a really good story and a really solid plot. We’ve been slowed down a little bit by the strikes, but we’re going into pre-production in about a year,” Winkler said.
Producer Irwin Winkler also confirmed that Jordan will return to directing after his debut behind the camera with Creed III. “He will do it,” Winkler assured. “He did an exceptional job, he felt comfortable with the camera.”
Producing partner Elizabeth Raposo added of the success of the third film in the series: “We’re just happy that this third act worked and that people want to see more of it.”
To the panel above Creed III Writer Keenan Coogler also attended.
Jordan as Adonis Creed
The film series of Creedwhich picks up after the end of the films of Rocky“stars Jordan as Adonis Creed, the son of Rocky Balboa’s greatest adversary, following his rise in the world of boxing and the impact it has on his family and legacy,” Destiny Jackson explains to Deadline.
The series has grossed over $663 million worldwide with the first three films.
“Michael and the creative team had a wonderful vision from the beginning to create an entirely new and different experience for this film,” said Winkler. “It had to be firmly anchored in what we all know about the films of Creed And Rocky… It had to have big action and boxing scenes but we also looked very hard at what kind of film we were making. And a lot of that work, in those early days with Michael, was dedicated to shaping how we were looking at Damian’s character, which is why I think everyone responded to the depth, not just on the page, but on the screen. You spend half the movie liking him deeply and understanding his vulnerability,” were the words of producer Irwin Winkler, expressed at the Deadline Contenders Film: Los Angeles event.