Michael B. Jordan’s Creed franchise co-star, Tessa Thompson, has confirmed that he will make his directorial debut with the third film.
She confirmed this in a new interview with MTV News about Sylvie’s Love. “He is directing the next Creed,” says Thompson, who also referenced the fact that he is now PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2020. “It’s going to be ammo, I think, for me when he is engaging with me as a director. I’m just going to tell him to dial down the sexiness.”
It was first reported earlier this year that Jordan was in talks to direct it. Ryan Coogler directed the first film and Steven Caple Jr. directed the second film.
But before this year’s earlier reports, Rocky franchise producer Irwin Winkler had already said he’d offered Jordan a chance to direct the third film. He talked about it in his book, A Life in Movies: Stories From 50 Years in Hollywood.
“I promised Michael B. Jordan that he’d get his chance to direct Creed III,” he said in the book. Last year in a conversation with our Creed star Michael B. Jordan, I offered him the opportunity to not only star in, but also to direct Creed III.”
No word on the film’s potential production timeline as both Jordan and Thompson are two of the busiest stars in Hollywood.