|Director||Michael B. Jordan|
|Writers||Keenan Coogler, Zach Baylin, Ryan Coogler|
|Stars||Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Jonathan Majors|
Everyone appreciates a good film, whether or not you’re a movie buff. And what makes a good film is not just the title or the A-list cast. Instead, a film’s direction, editing, plot, strength of characters, scripting, interpretation by the actors that become the characters, and a sufficient budget, boost the quality of a motion picture. So we gave this brief foreword to discuss the latest installment in the blockbuster franchise “Creed.”
If you know ball, then you know that Creed is a good film, a top-tier franchise. And as already mentioned, we are here to discuss Creed III, the new film’s cast, plot, producers, soundtrack, ratings & trailer. However, we cannot go into all those without first giving the newbies to this franchise a little backstory on Creed.
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Creed: The Movie Franchise
Ryan Coogler directed the 2015 American sports drama Creed, which he co-wrote with Aaron Covington. The film is a sequel and the seventh installment in the Rocky film serieAlthoughhat Rocky Balboa was supposed to be the end of the franchise; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer recruited Coogler in 2013 to create a Rocky spin-off. The original screenplay by Coogler and Covington was completed in April 2014. Creed premiered on November 19, 2015, at the Regency Village Theater in Los Angeles and was released in the United States by Warner Bros. Pictures on November 25, 2015. The picture was also a Box Office success, grossing $173 million globally.
Creed is an incredible reboot that meaningfully develops past characters and introduces a new iconic name to the brand with Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan), the franchise’s new hero and the son of Rocky’s longtime opponent and close friend, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers). In the first Creed movie, directed by Ryan Coogler, Adonis sacrifices an excellent career to pursue his passion for professional boxing, but he didn’t want to be in his father’s shadow. So he seeks out Rocky Balboa, who develops Adonis to become a powerful fighter and a better person.
Creed II, directed by Steven Caple Jr., established that the previous movie was not a fluke, delivering a fascinating story about Adonis becoming a spouse and father while also returning Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren his son Viktor Drago (Florian Munteanu) as clearly spelled out enemies.
Adapted from a script by Ryan Coogler and Zach Baylin, Creed III is a 2023 American sports drama movie. The movie is the third in the Creed series and the ninth overall in the Rocky movie franchise. It is the follow-up to Creed II (2018). Although Sylvester Stallone continues to work as a producer, this is the first movie in the franchise not to have him play Rocky Balboa. It appeared like Creed II would have marked the conclusion of the Rocky series as Sylvester Stallone announced his retirement from the role of Rocky Balboa.
However, a third movie was revealed to be in production not long after Creed II was released. This time, Michael B. Jordan will not only return to the role of the main character and produce the movie but also make his directorial debut. Creed III (2023) is looking to be a great trilogy finale thanks to Ryan Coogler’s continued involvement as executive producer and Jordan’s eagerness to demonstrate his filmmaking abilities.
As of March 3, the film’s premiere date, the only location to see it is cinemas/theatres. The film is being screened in several locations across the country. You can visit the websites of your favorite cinemas to find out if there are screenings near you and to purchase tickets. Creed III will almost certainly be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video shortly after its theatrical premiere. Yet, there is a possibility that HBO Max will acquire the film.
Michael B. Jordan will once again portray Adonis Creed’s lead role in addition to directing the film. However, this will be the first time that Sylvester Stallone, who plays Rocky Balboa, won’t be there. Instead, Tessa Thompson, who plays Bianca Creed, and Phylicia Rashad, who plays his mother, Mary Anne Creed, will be there. In addition, the two key boxers from Adonis’ fights in the first two movies are also back, and they’re both real-life boxing competitors. They include Viktor Drago from the second movie, played by Florian Munteanu, and “Beautiful” Ricky Conlan from the first Creed, played by Tony “Bomber” Bellew.
Creed III did not have an appearance from Sylvester Stallone in any kind. The departure of Sylvester Stallone may be attributed to two factors: first, he was not the biggest admirer of the creative path that “Creed III” took, and second, his clash with veteran franchise producer Irwin Winkler persists.
Full List of Main Cast
|Michael B. Jordan||Adonis Creed|
|Tessa Thompson||Bianca Creed|
|Jonathan Majors||Damian Anderson|
|Wood Harris||Tony ‘Little Duke’ Burton|
|Phylicia Rashad||Mary-Anne Creed|
|Mila Davis-Kent||Amara Creed|
|Jose Benavidez||Felix Chavez|
|Selenis Leyva||Laura Chavez|
|Florian Munteanu||Viktor Drago|
|Thaddeus J. Mixson||Adonis Creed (15)(as Thaddeus James Mixson Jr)|
|Spence Moore II||Damian Anderson (18)|
|Tony Bellew||‘Pretty’ Ricky Conlan (as Anthony Bellew)|
|Patrice Harris||Boog (as Patrice ‘Boogie’ Harris)|
|Ann Najjar||Ann (as Ann ‘Mitt Queen’ Najjar)|
|Jacob ‘Stitch’ Duran||Stitch|
|Terence Crawford||Lorenzo ‘Nightmare’ Jones|
|Bobby Hernandez||Conlan’s Trainer|
|Yahya McClain||Damian’s Trainer|
When we last watched Adonis, he had just defeated Viktor Drago, ending their long-standing feud since Apollo Creed. Adonis’s father was murdered in Rocky IV by Viktor’s father, Ivan Drago (1985). According to the official plot summary provided by United Artists Releasing for the third installment, Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) succeeding in both his professional and personal life since ruling the boxing world. When Damian (Jonathan Majors), a boyhood buddy and boxing prodigy, reappears after serving a lengthy jail sentence, he is eager to demonstrate that he deserves his chance in the ring. However, this confrontation between ex-friends is more than simply a brawl. Adonis must fight Damian, a fighter with nothing to lose, to settle the score, risking his future.
Given that Michael B. Jordan will be directing, this will probably be one of his most intimate stories. It feels appropriate considering that Sylvester Stallone directed the second, third, and fourth Rocky films in addition to the sixth Rocky Balboa movie because it is uncommon for a prominent character actor to write the script for the role in addition to portraying. Michael B. Jordan frequently works with the original Creed filmmaker. After consulting with prominent actors-turned-directors like Denzel Washington and Bradley Cooper, Jordan told Empire that directing the movie was a freeing experience.
Creed III was executive-produced by Ryan Coogler and his partner Zinzi Coogler. While his brother Keenan Coogler and co-writer Zach Baylin compose the screenplay, Ryan Coogler has also been credited for the story.
The Creed III official soundtrack album was released by J. Cole and his Dreamville Records team. With 18 songs totaling almost an hour, the soundtrack features collaborations from Cole, JID, Lute, Bas, Omen, Coz, Ari Lennox, and EARTHGANG, representing the entire Dreamville artist roster. Other artists included on the soundtrack are MEZ, REASON, Symba, 8AE, Big Sean, EST Gee, Ayra Starr, Blxst, WESTSIDE BOOGIE, Kevin Ross, Buddy, Arin Ray, Syd, Morray, Tierra Whack, BJ The Chicago Kid, Kehlani, Baby Rose, Black Sherif, and Kel-P.
Creed III: The Soundtrack
- Genre: Soundtrack
- Date: 03 Mar, 2023
- Content: explicit
- Region: NGA
- Track(s): 18
- ℗ 2023 Dreamville/Interscope Records
|1||Culture||Dreamville, Mez, REASON, Symba & 8AE||3:50|
|2||Ma Boy||Dreamville, JID & Lute||2:47|
|3||Anthem||Dreamville, Big Sean & EST Gee||2:05|
|4||Adonis Interlude (The Montage)||Dreamville & J. Cole||1:35|
|5||Greater||Dreamville & Ari Lennox||3:13|
|6||Ogogoro||Dreamville, Bas & Ayra Starr||2:30|
|7||Just Face It||Dreamville & Blxst||2:07|
|8||Headhunters (feat. Kevin Ross)||Dreamville, WESTSIDE BOOGIE & Cozz||2:44|
|9||Jack (feat. Buddy)||Dreamville & EARTHGANG||3:53|
|10||Hate Me Now||Dreamville, Arin Ray, Mereba & Omen||5:12|
|11||Talk To Me||Dreamville, Omen, Ari Lennox & OG DAYV||3:22|
|12||Lay Up (feat. Syd)||Dreamville & SiR||3:28|
|13||Long The Way||Dreamville & Morray||2:59|
|14||In The Room||Dreamville, JID, Tierra Whack & BJ the Chicago Kid||2:52|
|15||Shadows||Dreamville & Kehlani||2:53|
|16||Burn Bridges||Dreamville, Lute, Cozz, REASON & Arin Ray||4:13|
|17||Heavy Is The Head||Dreamville & Baby Rose||3:02|
|18||Blood, Sweat & Tears (feat. Kel-P)||Dreamville, Bas & Black Sherif||3:42|
After composing the scores for the first two movies, Ludwig Göransson (The Mandalorian) won’t do it again; instead, Joseph Shirley, who also worked on the Book of Boba Fett (2022), will be in charge this time.
Creed III (Original Motion Picture Score)
- Genre: Soundtrack
- Date: 03 Mar, 2023
- Content: Not-explicit
- Region: NGA
- Track(s): 19
- ℗ 2023 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc., under exclusive license to Masterworks, a label of Sony Music Entertainment.
|1||Run It Suite||4:22|
|5||Adonis and Damian||1:59|
|9||A New Contender||2:44|
|11||Viene por Sangre – Felix Walkout (feat. Jvzel)||1:10|
|12||Dame v. Felix||5:38|
|16||Traning Montage (feat. Baby Rose)||7:39|
|17||The Void (With Maiya Sykes)||5:25|
Joseph Shirley - Run It Suite - Vocal Version | Creed III (Original Motion Picture Score)
Joseph Shirley - Checkmate | Creed III (Original Motion Picture Score)
Adonis and Damian
A New Contender
Joseph Shirley - Showtime Promo | Creed III (Original Motion Picture Score)
Viene por Sangre - Felix Walkout | Creed III (Original Motion Picture Score)
Dame v. Felix
Joseph Shirley - Round 12 | Creed III (Original Motion Picture Score)
CREED III | Final Trailer
87% of the 222 reviews from critics on the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes are favorable, with an overall rating of 7.1/10. According to the website’s opinion, the Creed franchise “reasserts its champion status thanks to star Michael B. Jordan’s punchy direction and a nuanced heel turn by Jonathan Majors, at last stepping out from Rocky Balboa’s iconic shadow.” Based on 56 reviews, the weighted average review site Metacritic gave the movie a score of 74 out of 100, indicating “generally favorable reviews.” On a scale from A+ to F, the film received an average “A-” grade from viewers surveyed by CinemaScore.
On October 18, 2022, the first official trailer for Creed III was released online, giving fans their eagerly anticipated first look at the movie’s storyline. Damien, an old friend of Adonis’, has just been released from prison and plans to fight his brother-figure, who he believes left him behind for a better life, in the movie. Rocky Balboa, played by Sylvester Stallone, is noticeably gone from the trailer, placing Adonis Creed in charge of the franchise.
On January 29, 2023, a brand-new Creed III trailer was unveiled, and on February 10, a behind-the-scenes featurette was released.
During Super Bowl LVII, another trailer was released. Finally, on February 15, the Creed III final trailer was published, which is magnificent.