Date: 30th November 2015
Michael B. Jordan has admitted he would love to lace up the gloves again for a sequel.
Jordan openly welcomed the possibility of an eventual Creed 2 even before writer-director Ryan Coogler's new chapter in the Rocky Balboa boxing saga opened to mostly rave reviews and a strong box-office performance during the five-day Thanksgiving weekend.
"A character so rich as this, and the world he's in, I want to see what happens to him next and what he does," the 28-year-old said.
"Especially the way it ends off, it's pretty cool. I think with success and time and circumstances, it would be exciting to come back and work with (co-stars) Sly (Stallone) and Tessa (Thompson) again."
Coogler, too, has expressed enthusiasm for another Creed. The 29-year-old director first teamed up with Jordan for their acclaimed 2013 film Fruitvale Station.
Coogler was inspired to make Creed by his father, who loved the underdog Rocky movies and constantly played them for his sons while they were growing up.
And Stallone said he agreed to bring back his iconic Rocky character because of Coogler's passion for the spin-off.
"It was a huge leap of faith," Stallone told Variety about putting 'Rocky' in the hands of a director who'd only done one film prior.
"Either you let Rocky go out into the sunset or you believe in youth and a young kid's ambition, and I thought I've been wrong so many times in my life, I don't want to be wrong again," he said.
The film features Stallone's seventh appearance as Rocky, now a trainer to up-and-coming fighter Adonis Creed (Jordan), the son of fighter Apollo Creed.
Source: Press Release