Following the success of the third installment, the fourth film was confirmed last weekend by the producer of the tentatively final installment in the franchise, Irvin Winkler. The actor of the eponymous main character Adonis “Donnie” Creed, actor Michael B. Jordan, will direct the film.
The third part was quite a hit at the box office, the film brought in $275 million worldwide (and that on a budget of only $75 million). The film, starring controversial actor Jonathan Majors as bad guy Damian “Dame” Anderson, was very well received by seasoned fans.
It is still unclear if Michael B. Jordan will return as the main character or if a new role will be released in the world of Rocky. Throughout the Rocky saga we saw how Balboa transformed from world boxing champion to a respected trainer, possibly Creed will walk the same path. Rumors abound that in the upcoming film Donnie may train his hearing-impaired daughter, this would be a very interesting premise for a new film and possibly breathe new life into the film series.
Sylvester Stallone off the hook
The third part of the Creed trilogy marked the first time without Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa. Fans were very divided over the news of the beloved character’s absence. Some fans claimed that this would break a new ground for the film series and others feared that this would create a downward spiral in the franchise. The actor, who was still involved in the project behind the scenes, supported the proposal to continue without him.