Michael B. Jordan to Make Directorial Debut with “Creed III”

Michael B. Jordan and John Martineau in "Creed II"

Michael B. Jordan will not only star in Creed III, but he’s also set to serve as the director.

Creed star Tessa Thompson confirmed the news during an interview with MTV’s Josh Horowitz, “He is directing the next Creed,” adding that she’ll be using Jordan’s status as People’s Sexiest Man Alive against him. “It’s going to be ammo, I think, for me when he is engaging with me as a director. I’m just going to tell him to dial down the sexiness.”

“What’s so interesting, I think, is that there’s this enduring thing with [the franchise] being about the underdog,” Thompson told EW of the Rocky and Creed series. “I feel like, in each of the movies, there’s always someone behind the lens or in front of the camera that has something to prove just like the central character of the film. That’s sort of embedded into the DNA of the movie and is something that resonates with audiences.”

Creed III is set to start filing in 2021. It’s still unclear is Rocky Balboa’s Sylvester Stallone will be joining the film. Stallone stared in all eight films and directed four instalments.