Zach Baylin Will Write the Script for “Creed 3”

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

It looks like the next installment in the Creed franchise is moving ahead. The movie’s director is yet to be announced — though lead star Michael B. Jordan was rumored to be tapped for the job — but now, the project has found its writer.

As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Creed 3 will be scripted by Zach Baylin – the writer behind the upcoming Will Smith movie King Richard. The movie will continue the story of Adonis Creed, played by Jordan, but the exact plot is still unknown.

Baylin’s recent script for King Richard deals with the father of Serena and Venus Williams, two of the greatest female tennis players in the world. Smith will star as Richard Williams and produce the movie under his Overbrook banner.

The previous two movies in the Creed series were a commercial success. The first movie grossed $173 million worldwide in 2015. It was written and directed by Ryan Coogler. Creed 2 was released in 2018 and was directed by Steven Caple Jr. and written by Juel Taylor and Sylvester Stallone. It grossed $214 million worldwide.