Dolph Lundgren Thinks Michael B. Jordan Could Direct Creed III: 'Like Stallone And Rocky'

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Will Creed star Michael B. Jordan continue to follow in Sylvester Stallone's Rocky footsteps by directing some films in the franchise? Dolph Lundgren would be down for that.

One of Dolph Lundgren's first film roles was Ivan Drago in Rocky IV in 1985. Ivan Drago returned in the 2018 movie Creed II as trainer of his son Viktor. Lundgren is hoping there's a place for him in Creed III (although he previously shared a special condition for his return).

Dolph Lundgren was just at Celebrity Fan Fest in San Antonio, and shared an update on Creed 3:

I’ve heard things about a Creed 3. I think Drago is in it somehow. I heard Michael B. Jordan wants to direct something, maybe he could direct it like Stallone and Rocky. I hope I’m in it.

So, based on what Dolph Lundgren said at the fan fest (via SuperBroMovies), he must've heard that there's a role for his Drago in the third Creed movie. Michael B. Jordan has already expressed an interest in continuing as the character of Adonis Creed, and I like the idea of Jordan continuing the Rocky tradition of helming a sequel.

Sylvester Stallone wrote the first Rocky movie, which came out in 1976, but he didn't make his directorial debut until Paradise Alley in 1978. He followed that by directing Rocky II in 1979. Sly continued by directing Rocky III, Rocky IV, and Rocky Balboa.

The first Creed movie was directed by Ryan Coogler, who also directed Michael B. Jordan in Fruitvale Station and Black Panther. The second Creed movie was directed by Steven Caple Jr.

Director Steven Caple Jr. already has some ideas for Creed III, so he may be continuing with the franchise. There's nothing official on that front, though.

If Michael B. Jordan does ever direct a future Creed movie, it probably wouldn't be his directorial debut. In November 2017, it was announced that MBJ would adapt the novel The Stars Beneath Our Feet as his directorial debut. According to Deadline, MBJ planned to produce and direct the film. Here's what the actor said about the movie at the time:

Directing has been an area I’ve wanted to explore for some time now. The Stars Beneath Our Feet tells a story that really spoke to me, and I’m looking forward to jumping behind the camera. I’ve had the opportunity to work with some very smart and talented directors and it inspired me to take on this new challenge.

The status of that project isn't clear, it may still be in the screenwriting phase, so you never know what movie might make it to the big screen first. Sylvester Stallone appeared to retire as Rocky, saying goodbye to the role after Creed II. But, more recently, he shared a new idea he had for Rocky.

Whatever happens from here, it does sound like there's more gas in the Creed tank. Stay tuned for any further updates. Keep up with everything we already know is heading to the big screen this year with our 2019 movie schedule.

Gina Carbone

Gina grew up in Massachusetts and California in her own version of The Parent Trap. She went to three different middle schools, four high schools, and three universities -- including half a year in Perth, Western Australia. She currently lives in a small town in Maine, the kind Stephen King regularly sets terrible things in, so this may be the last you hear from her.