Michael B. Jordan can do no wrong, especially when he teams up with writer and director Ryan Coogler (Jordan previously worked with Coogler on Fruitvale Station). Creed, a Rocky spin-off, has received a lot of buzz and continues to be a knockout at the box office. Even though there haven't been any official sequel plans, Jordan is down for round two.
Jordan knows a new generation of Rocky fans will want to see more of his character, Adonis Creed, the son of Rocky fighter (and nemesis) Apollo Creed. "A character so rich as this, and the world he's in, I want to see what happens to him next and what he does," Jordan said in a recent interview with the Associated Press.
The film, featuring Sylvester Stallone (this is his seventh appearance as Rocky!) and Tessa Thomspon, had a solid Thanksgiving weekend, reportedly scoring an estimated $42.6 million box office profit. Stallone returns as Rocky Balboa, who mentors Jordan's character, Adonis Creed, and helps him master boxing.
Jordan is more than optimistic to work on a sequel, especially if it means working with the same cast. "Especially the way it ends off, it's pretty cool. I think with success and time and circumstances, it would be exciting to come back and work with [co-stars] Sly [Stallone] and Tessa [Thomspon] again."