Michael B. Jordan on Getting Directing Lessons From Denzel Washington and Sparring With Jonathan Majors in ‘Creed III’

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Jordan is preparing to make his directorial debut with “Creed III,” the latest chapter in Adonis Creed’s saga, which is set to hit theaters Thanksgiving 2022.When news broke that Jordan would take the helm of the franchise, in addition to starring as the boxing champ, the first-time feature filmmaker released a statement explaining why he wanted to take on the challenge.“Directing has always been an aspiration, but the timing had to be right,” Jordan stated.

“‘Creed III’ is that moment — a time in my life where I’ve grown more sure of who I am, holding agency in my own story, maturing personally, growing professionally and learning from the Greats like Ryan Coogler, most recently Denzel Washington, and other top tier directors I respect.

All of which sets the table for this moment.”Jordan worked with Washington on the true-life romantic drama “A Journal for Jordan,

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