Michael B. Jordan’s Creed III final trailer has just dropped, and fans are even more excited this time. The actor’s directorial debut will see his character, Adonis Creed, face the toughest fight of his life. Fans will also meet Ant-Man 3’s Jonathan Majors as the main villain in the story.
The third installment of the Rocky franchise will not have Sylvester Stallone, but he will remain part of the film’s production. The story will feature Majors as Donnie’s former childhood friend turned enemy.
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Creed III Final Trailer Impresses Fans, Early Critic Reviews Are Highly Positive
Early impressions of Jordan’s Creed III have been positive, and creator Ryan Coogler (Black Panther) praised the actor for his unwavering dedication to the franchise. The final trailer will also show a more personal and intimate look at Donnie’s life as a father. Check out the final preview below:
Aside from Majors, Creed III will also feature a cameo scene from Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez. It will also bring back two of Donnie’s former rivals, Ricky Conlan and Viktor Drago. Jordan previously stated in his interview that he wanted to continue the franchise and bring a fresh take on it. The revival of the Rocky series proved to be a successful decision.
Fans are hyped for the upcoming third installment in the Creed franchise. Even without Stallone, the original Rocky actor, many are still looking forward to Jordan’s and Majors’ performances. Majors has been working and maintaining his physique since his role in Ant-Man 3 and recently, in Magazine Dreams, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Check out fans’ tweets below:
This is cinema
— Danish (@danishiqbal__) February 15, 2023
This movie looks amazing!!!!
— Andrew Dustin Vargas (@andydv27) February 15, 2023
I’m expecting tickets to go on sale like soon.
— alex | XXIIII DAYS🚇 (@CinemaAlexander) February 15, 2023
One of my anticipated movies of the year. Excited to see what Michael B. Jordan does with this film in his directorial debut
— Angel (@4ngel_Rey) February 15, 2023
This looks so good, easy 9/10
— that_guy (@that_dcguy) February 15, 2023
The enthusiasm toward Creed III is a good sign that the theater seats will be filled on the day of its premiere. Early reviews are also out in the public and evidently praise Jordan’s first try at filmmaking.
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Marvel’s Ant-Man 3 Receives Disappointing Reviews From Critics
Meanwhile, the much-anticipated Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania from Marvel Studios is already receiving mixed reviews from critics and fans. Almost everyone agrees that Majors delivered his villain role with much confidence, and he has proved that Kang the Conqueror is indeed a force to be reckoned with.
The critics’ reception towards Ant-Man 3 proved less impressive, often noting the underdeveloped plot and Majors’ character not being fleshed out to reveal his true motives. The number of interweaving stories among Marvel films has become so incredible that every installment seemed like an introduction for the next film.
Brandon Zachary of CBR noted that Ant-Man 3 was “a fun ride at times and by no means the worst MCU film,” while Jon Negroni of InBetweenDrafts said, “If only they had just focused on making an Ant-Man movie. Not a redux of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” Most critic reviews seem disappointed with Marvel’s take on the third Ant-Man film.
Despite the mixed reviews, fans are still encouraged to see the film and meet the next big bad of the MCU. Ant-Man 3 stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Kathryn Newton, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas, Randall Park, and Bill Murray.
Creed III will arrive in theatres on March 3, 2023.
Source: CBR, InBetweenDrafts, YouTube
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