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‘Creed III’ Star Michael B. Jordan on Directing his First Film: ‘I Had to Think Outside the Box’

The undisputed champion of boxing movies is currently Michael B. Jordan. With Creed III, Jordan took another major leap forward in an already brilliant career by stepping behind the camera for the first time. Looking to do more than rehash a familiar genre, the 36-year-old turned to some unexpected sources for inspiration while figuring out how to be a double threat. The result: a significant amount of critical acclaim and high box office takings for the final leg of the well-liked trilogy.

Michael B. Jordan searched for new ways to film boxing scenes in ‘Creed III’

Dealing with the past has been an essential element of the Rocky franchise, dating back to the early Sylvester Stallone entries. For both Jordan and his character, Adonis Creed, the past is an inescapable part of the present. That theme comes right at the audience once again in Creed III, which pits Creed against a formidable opponent from his upbringing (played by Jonathan Majors).

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