Jonathan Majors’ Creed 3 Villain Is Much More Than A Twirling Mustache Villain, Says Michael B. Jordan

Actor and now director Michael B. Jordan teased Jonathan Majors Credo 3 antagonist, declaring that he will be much more than just a “mustache-twirling villain”. Speaking to Empire, who also released a new image from the boxing sequel, Jordan revealed details about Majors’ character. And it looks like it’s going to be really hard to root against him.

“I think he has an intensity and a reality of character that we haven’t seen before. He’s a grounded character who’s antagonistic by nature, but he comes from an honest place, real emotions. to figure it out and make it difficult for people. I think these are the most complicated and interesting to watch.

There is no enemy like the past in Creed III, and this enemy will be personified by Jonathan Majors as Damian “Dame” Anderson. An old friend of Adonis from his time spent in a juvenile detention center, Dame has returned to take what he believes to be his: fame, wealth, and glory in the ring. And while Jordan’s Adonis Creed may be the hero of the franchise, it seems the actor-turned-filmmaker has gone to great lengths to make the villain and his desires as likable as possible to create a complex gray area at the center of the movie. ‘ring.

Jonathan Majors says it was like a sick dream trading punches with Michael B. Jordan

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Creed III resumes five years after 2018 Credo 2 and finds Michael B. Jordan’s champion boxer having lived the past few years in utter luxury and happiness alongside his wife, Bianca Taylor (Tessa Thompson), and child. But that luxury is about to end thanks to the return of a face from Adonis’ past. When childhood friend and former boxing prodigy Damian “Dame” Anderson resurfaces after serving a lengthy prison sentence, he’s eager to prove he deserves his chance in the ring. The showdown between old friends is more than just a fight. To settle the score, Donnie must put his future on the line to fight Dame, a fighter with nothing to lose.

“It was like a sick dream. (Laughs.),” Majors said recently of the punch exchange with Jordan. “I’m sure the stories will come out as they go, but there were times when I was like, ‘Mike me, or did Adonis hit me? I am not sure. And did I hit Mike, or did I hit my manager? It was probably the most fun, a different type of fun. You are there with your brother. Michael and I were fast friends, then we became real brothers. I just love it. He knows it. I love him so much. I love you so much Mike! He’s my boy. I am her boy. And yes, it was intense. You can only hit someone like that or sue someone like that if you have a lot of respect and love. for him. But when a director gives you a note that you don’t really understand, you can give it back directly. You can make him pay. (Laughs). »

Directed by Michael B. Jordan in his feature debut, Creed III stars Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Wood Harris, Florian Munteanu, Selenis Leyva, Thaddeus J. Mixson, Spence Moore II, Mila Davis-Kent and Canelo Álvarez alongside Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors.

Creed III is scheduled for March 3, 2023 by United Artists Releasing.

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