Michael B. Jordan Explains Sylvester Stallone’s ‘Creed 3’ Exit: ‘Building This Story Around Adonis’

The upcoming “Creed 3” will mark a pair of firsts for franchise star Michael B.


Not only will the actor be making his feature directorial debut with the third chapter in the popular boxing franchise, but he’ll also be playing protagonist Adonis Creed without support from Sylvester Stallone for the first time.

Stallone reprised his famous role of Rocky in “Creed” and “Creed 2,” earning an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor with the former.

But Rocky isn’t going to factor in to “Creed 3,” and Jordan recently explained to IGN (via Insider) the reason why.“I think that Sly let it be known that he wasn’t coming back for this one but I think, you know, his essence and his spirit… there’s always going to be a little bit of Rocky within Adonis,” Jordan said.

“But this is a ‘Creed’ franchise, and we really want to

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