Many Hollywood insiders were unsure what a blockbuster film would look like in the Amazon era of MGM. If Creed III is any indication of what is to come, fans should be excited. Led by Michael B. Jordan, Jonathan Majors and Tessa Thompson, the third chapter of the Adonis Creed saga performed exceptionally well at the box office during its first weekend in theaters. Earning more than $58 million during its first few days in theaters, it has become the most commercially successful opening weekend for any sports movie. Not to mention, it has generated rave reviews from critics and fans.
Creed III packs one hell of a punch,” Kristy Puchko of Mashable noted.
“The first Rocky came out in 1976 and showed no sign of being the kind of movie that would spawn eight follow-ups. But with the inventiveness of Creed III, an old franchise suddenly feels fresh,” David Sims of The Atlantic wrote.
Following his directorial debut, Michael B. Jordan doesn’t appear to be done with the franchise just yet. Leading up to the release of Creed III, the Newark, New Jersey native said that a fourth film will happen for “sure.”
“I just want to expand the Creed-verse within reason, but definitely expect other things around Creed for sure,” he said when asked if there will be a fourth film.
With the film out and in the world, actress Tessa Thompson was asked about the possibility of developing a new Creed movie.
“I don’t know! I think that there are possibilities. When we think about the title character as a boxer, there’s now more than one Creed,” Thompson told The Hollywood Reporter when asked if there will be another film in the franchise.
“So I think there are definitely narrative possibilities. The thing that has been really exciting about all of the movies that we’ve made thus far is that everyone has real skin in the game. We have something that we collectively want to say, and I think there’s still plenty left to say. So if audiences want to see it, I think we’d all be happy to return.”