Jonathan Majors is reportedly in negotiations to star opposite Michael B. Jordan in Creed III.
The movie is in the works at MGM, where Jordan is directing the film himself, based off a script penned by Zach Baylin and Keenan Coogler (the brother of Ryan Coogler, who directed the first Creed film).
We don’t know anything else about what Majors’ potential character is like, but obviously the film is going a different route than it did in the first sequel, where Creed’s main opponent was pro fighter Florian Munteanu, who played Viktor Drago. Obviously Majors is not a pro fighter, but he’s a better actor than Munteanu, so this sequel might be going for a more cerebral approach.
Tessa Thompson and Phylicia Rashad are also returning for Creed III, but Sylvester Stallone is not expected to reprise his iconic role as Rocky Balboa.
Majors is reportedly working out his schedule so that he can take this role but also return for season two of Lovecraft Country, which he stars in. HBO haven’t officially renewed the show for a second season, and the fate of Majors’ character on the show is unclear, but he obviously wants to leave his options open.
Majors has broken out as an actor over the last few years. He starred in The Last Black Man In San Francisco, played Bobby Seale in Aaron Sorkin‘s Trial Of The Chicago 7, and had a key role in Spike Lee‘s Da 5 Bloods.
He’s also signed on to play Kang The Conqueror in Marvel’s Ant-Man sequel, and will star alongside Idris Elba in Black western The Harder They Fall.
He’ll next be seen alongside Glen Powell in the war drama, Devotion. Excuse the pun, but Majors is well on his way to becoming a major star. At this rate he’s set to appear in every other big movie. Hopefully he finds room for the Creed III role.