New “Creed III” Trailer: Michael B. Jordan’s Adonis Creed vs. Jonathan Majors’ Damian Anderson
“There may have been a time when Damian had your back, but he doesn’t anymore.”
These are words of wisdom that Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) is likely going to learn the hard way in Creed III, Jordan’s directorial debut, no less, and the third installment in the Creed trilogy. The Damian referenced in the above line and in the new trailer released during the Super Bowl is Jonathan Majors‘ Damian Anderson. And he has a very specific and long-simmering beef with Adonis that he wants to settle, once and for all, in the ring.
So who is Damian Anderson? One answer is he’s going to be an even greater challenge than Viktor Drago (Florian Munteanu) was in Creed II. If Viktor represented a chance for Adonis to make Ivan Drago pay for killing his father by beating the daylights out of his colossal son, then Damian presents a more complicated battle, with Adonis’s own past. Adonis and Damian were once friends, but their paths diverged on a fateful night, and now Adonis feels a tremendous amount of guilt for having the life he has compared to his former friend. So, he begins Creed III by trying to help get Damian back in the ring. He’ll soon see the wisdom in the words above about Damian’s true intentions. That’s the crux of Creed III, a battle between a man who feels he was wronged and ready to fight for everything he believes he’s owed.
Jordan directs from a script by Keenan Coogler and Zach Baylin, from a story they worked on with original Creed director Ryan Coogler. Joining Jordan and Majors are past Creed alumni, including Tessa Thompson as Bianca, Florian Munteanu as the aforementioned Viktor Drago, and Phylicia Rashad, as Mary Anne Creed. The biggest name not here is Sylvester Stallone, who has officially retired from his Rocky role.
Creed III will hit theaters on March 3, 2023. Check out the new trailer below.
Featured image: Michael B. Jordan stars as Adonis Creed and Jonathan Majors as Damian Anderson in CREED III. A Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures film. Photo credit: Eli Ade. © 2022 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved.