It looks like Michael B. Jordan has found his next adversary for the third entry in the Creed series. Deadline reports that MGM is currently eyeing Lovecraft Country’s Jonathan Majors to take on the role of Adonis Creed’s next foe. The actor has been getting a lot of attention since his work on the critically-praised HBO series that explored racism and the supernatural in the United States. He broke out with his role in 2019’s The Last Black Man in San Francisco and has been cashing in one role after another. The actor is also joining the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe as the villain Kang the Conqueror in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. He currently has two upcoming projects in the works. Majors will appear in Jeymes Samuel’s The Harder They Fall and Black Label Media’s Devotion.
Deadline does report that his deal isn’t finalized. So, anything can happen in case he chooses to tackle a different project. If he decides to join the project, he will star alongside the returning Tessa Thompson and Phylicia Rashad. The upcoming Rocky spin-off will not feature Sylvester Stallone. It will be based on a script by Zach Baylin and Keenan Coogler. The film will also mark Michael B. Jordan’s directorial debut. It’s an exciting direction for the project and Majors would make for a great adversary in the ring. The film series tackles the legacy of Rocky, which could open up the possibility he might play a character related to Mr. T‘s Clubber Lang. Here’s hoping he signs on for the project.