Michael B Jordan has reprised his role as the unyielding boxer Adonis, the son of Apollo Creed from the original Sylvester Stallone movies, in Creed III, which also sees the Black Panther star make his directorial debut.


Meanwhile, Tessa Thompson, who appeared in the first two Creed instalments, returns as Adonis’s love interest Bianca, while Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania star Jonathan Majors joins the cast as the movie’s antagonist Damian.

A trailer previously teased an epic battle between Adonis and Damian.

"I need you to let go of your fear," a voice can be heard telling Donnie in the voiceover.

It continues: "Let go of the guilt, let go of whatever was and walk into what is."

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Read on for everything we know so far about Creed III below.

Creed III release date

Creed III landed in cinemas on 3rd March 2023.

The movie was initially set for release in November 2022, but was then pushed back to March.

Creed III plot

Creed featured Adonis being trained and mentored by Rocky Bilbao, and the follow-up saw Adonis winning a fight with Viktor Drago, ending a long-standing rivalry with Viktor's father, Ivan Drago, who killed Adonis's own father Apollo Creed in Rocky IV.

The latest film is expected to focus on Adonis attempting to become a better father to his daughter and preparing to take on new rival Damien Anderson in the ring.

Creed III cast

Michael B is back as Adonis Creed, Tessa Thompson (Marvel's Thor) is returning as Adonis' girlfriend Bianca Taylor, and Phylicia Rashad is back as Adonis' mother Mary Anne Creed. Florian Munteanu is back as Viktor Drago.

Michael B Jordan as Adonis Creed and Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa in Creed.

Jonathan Majors stars as Anderson Dame, Adonis' new boxing rival.

Stallone confirmed last year that he would not be returning as Rocky Balboa, with his representative telling The Hollywood Reporter he will not take part in the MGM boxing instalment. No further explanation was offered.

As we know, Michael B Jordan will also be making his directorial debut with Creed 3, telling Deadline: "Directing has always been an aspiration, but the timing had to be right.

"Creed III is that moment – a time in my life where I've grown more sure of who I am, holding agency in my own story, maturing personally, growing professionally, and learning from the greats like Ryan Coogler, most recently Denzel Washington, and other top tier directors I respect.

"All of which sets the table for this moment. This franchise and in particular the themes of Creed III are deeply personal to me. I look forward to sharing the next chapter of Adonis Creed's story with the awesome responsibility of being its director and namesake."

Is there a Creed III trailer?

Yes, and it gives fans a look at Michael B. Jordan, Jonathan Majors, and Tessa Thompson in action. Watch below:

Creed III is out now in UK cinemas. Check out more of our Film coverage or visit our TV Guide and Streaming Guide to find out what's on.


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