The Super Bowl LVII gave Creed fans one last peek at Creed III prior to its release on March 3, 2023. The film is Michael B. Jordan’s directorial debut after a long history of acting in films. Some of his most notable performances are Black Panther, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Just Mercy, Farenheight 451, and Fantastic Four. He will return to the character Adonis “Donnie” Creed. Creed III will be the film’s ninth addition to the Rocky film franchise.

In Creed III, Sylvester Stallone’s character, Rocky Balboa, will not be joining Jordan’s Creed. Stallone is not returning to the franchise due to creative differences. However, Tessa Thompson is reprising her role as Creed’s girlfriend Bianca. Additionally, Phylicia Rashad will reprise her role as Creed’s stepmother, Mary Anne. Jonathan Majors is joining the production as Anderson “Damian” Dame, Creed’s newest rival. Previously, Majors was in Loki and Magazine Dreams. He has multiple upcoming projects in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Kang the Conqueror.

“Creed III” Trailer

In the trailer, we see how Adonis has made peace with the fact that he has to live up to the legacy of his father, Apollo Creed. However, as he embraces his own journey, his past hinders his growth. Anderson (Majors) comes back into his life after spending 18 years in prison. Apparently, Adonis and Anderson were both stopped by the police as kids. However, Anderson was the only one put behind bars. Anderson returns to get his revenge. After all, he was robbed of almost two decades of his life. This just means he’ll have to face off with Adonis in a massive event that takes place at Dodger Stadium.

Originally, Creed III had a release date of November 23, 2022. However, MGM postponed the release of the film to March 3, 2023. Keenan Coogler and Zach Baylin wrote Creed III. Coogler wrote Space Jam: A New Legacy, while Zach Baylin wrote King Richard and has numerous writing projects coming out alongside Creed III (The Order, The Crow, and an untitled Bob Marley biopic). The Creed III screenplay was based on the story by the Creed I director and Keenan Coogler’s brother, Ryan Coogler.