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“Two alphas? No, bro. Somebody’s got to die”: Creed 3 Star Jonathan Majors Did a “Mind-Altering” Risk Analysis Before Joining Michael B. Jordan Movie

"Two alphas? No, bro. Somebody's got to die": Creed 3 Star Jonathan Majors Did a "Mind-Altering" Risk Analysis Before Joining Michael B. Jordan Movie

Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors throw some punches and fight it out in the ring for their film Creed 3 which was released on the 3rd of March. The 3rd installment in the Creed franchise features the story of boxer Adonis Johnson, son of the legendary Apollo Creed in Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky series. This time, he locks horns with a childhood friend and former boxing prodigy played by Jonathan Majors, who returns to prove he still got what it takes to conquer the boxing world. Creed 3 also marks Michael B. Jordan’s directorial debut.

Jonathan Majors and Michael B. Jordan
Creed 3 stars Jonathan Majors and Michael B. Jordan

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Jonathan Majors and Michael B Jordan get candid about Creed 3

Ahead of the film’s release, the two stars of Creed 3 sat down for a chat about the film and who will ultimately win top honors in this face-off. Speaking about his film career, Michael B. Jordan expressed his emotions about the roles he’s played since he was a teenager and about wanting to now venture into unchartered territory. Direction, according to the Black Panther star was a seamless transition for him despite it being a new and unknown challenge. Meanwhile, Jonathan Majors is riding high after his recent performance as the chilling and crafty antagonist Kang in Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. From his breakthrough role in The Last Black Man in San Francisco to Kang, the actor is now a sought-after star for many filmmakers.

Black Panther and Ant Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Marvel stars Jonathan Majors as Kang and Michael B Jordon as Erik Killmonger

The chemistry between these towering action stars and their face-off is said to be the highlight of Creed 3. Both Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors were effusive in their praise for each other as actors and friends. But from initial glimpses of Creed 3, both men have too much at stake to back down from a fight.

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Who Will win inside the boxing ring between Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors?

Creed 3 will see Michael B. Jordan’s character Adonis Johnson, an A lister, go up against the amateur ex-prison convict, Damian played by Jonathan Majors. While there is lot of speculation about the film culminating with both men deemed winners, the two actors are firmly of the opinion that there is no space for two alphas in the ring and one of them will have to lose the battle. Offscreen though, the two stars are healthy competition for each other. Explaining how they separate their on-screen and off-screen personas, Michael B Jordan says,

“By understanding that we’re both alphas but not having the ego, and allowing everybody to eat. And let’s be clear: When it’s action, and we’re in the scene, we’re both trying to take each other’s heads off. But if you’re both walking in your character’s truth, then that’s how it has to be”.

Creed 3 still
Michael B Jordan and Jonathan Majors in a still from Creed 3

With both actors exuding confidence in their collaboration and sharing a fantastic chemistry together, Creed 3 has all the makings of a quintessential action blockbuster. With fantastic reviews pouring in for the film, it remains to be seen if it will break box office records.

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Source: NY Times


Written by Sharanya Sankar

Sharanya is a mom, bookworm, and cinephile. Having completed her Masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, writing is one of her passions. When she is not running behind her 11 and 9 year old, she spends her time watching and blogging about movies. She enjoys a range of genres from Indian mass entertainers to Hollywood and world cinema. Her interests also include analyzing pop culture in movies and music.