Speaking with Deadline, Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan has offered an update on the sequel to 2015's Creed.
"Steven Caple Jr. is going to direct it, and I’m really excited about working with him. Right now, we’re in the process of getting the script tight and making sure that it’s perfect. Not exactly sure when we’re starting, but in the next few months we’ll get back to it and try to deliver a solid project in Creed 2."
Co-star Sylvester Stallone has been doing a good job teasing plot details, he's already hinted that Dolph Lundgren's Ivan Drago might be back and Adonis is set for a title match against Drago's son played by boxer Florian Munteanu. Jordan's comments allude to a summer start date, although don't be surprised if his increasingly busy schedule causes a delay. One of those looming projects is Jordan's directorial debut with an adaptation of David Barclay Moore's book The Stars Benneth Our Feet. Here's what Jordan had to say about approaching his first feature film on the other side of the camera.
"We’re still working on trying to get a draft together and we don’t even have a script at the moment. We’re just trying to get our ducks in a row. My schedule has gotten pretty crazy the last couple of years and for the next year or so, so trying to find the right time to put everything together.
I’ve learned that directing takes a lot of work, and I want to really be able to focus. I want to put my all and my everything into it until it’s finished, until it’s done and not worry about having to act in this and going over there and do that. I really want to be locked in and focused, so I want to clear some things off my plate first and then be able to give this project the attention that it deserves and needs."
Michael B Jordan is back on the big screen next month and he's causing all kinds of problems for Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther in the highly anticipated Marvel blockbuster. Also starring Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis, Black Panther is released in the UK on February 13.