Creed: Michael B. Jordan says he’d love to make a sequel
Both The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 and The Good Dinosaur may have topped the box office this weekend, but one of this Thanksgiving’s biggest hits was Creed, the latest entry in the story of legendary boxer Rocky Balboa. Starring Sylvester Stallone as Rocky, Creed follows Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan), the illegitimate son of Rocky’s rival-turned-friend Apollo Creed. Both critics and audiences have given Creed rave reviews, and it opened to an estimated $42.6 million over the five-day weekend. And now, in a new interview with the Associated Press, Jordan said he’d love to sign on for another chapter in the Rocky saga.
“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,” Jordan told the AP. “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 Sly and [costar] Tessa [Thompson] again.”
Creed marks the second collaboration between Jordan and director Ryan Coogler, as the pair previously worked together on Fruitvale Station in 2013. When Jordan stopped by Entertainment Weekly Radio on SiriusXM earlier this week, he said that Creed and Fruitvale Station mark the first two films in what could be a long line of collaborations.
“Me and Ryan plan on doing films together for a long time,” Jordan told EW. “I think we push each other to be better. I think it goes down to our competitive nature. We’re from very similar backgrounds and care about a lot of the same things. We like a lot of the same things and want to tell a lot of the same stories. So on set, we just have such a chemistry and a communication level that our shorthand doesn’t allow for wasted movements. We’re always in each other’s heads. There have been a few takes where I want to try something different on the next one, and he’ll come at me with the exact same note. I just want to continue to build with him and do other films.”