Boxing World Champion and legend Canelo Alvarez has been cast in Creed 3 starring Michael B. Jordan. Jordan shared a picture on his Instagram today confirming Canelo’s involvement with the film. Creed 3 is slated to be released on March 3, 2023.
Canelo and Creed 3
The news of Canelo’s casting in Creed 3 comes on the heels of his trilogy bout with Gennady Golovkin. Him joining the cast of the movie is nothing new for the franchise. In Creed, the original, English champion, Tony Bellew, played the main bad guy that defeated Michael B. Jordan’s Adonis Creed. Getting actual boxers involved is something that helps both the sport of boxing and the movie.
Creed 3 is a continuation of the Rocky franchise that started all the way back in 1976. It follows the son of the late Apollo Creed who was the heavyweight champion that beat and lost to Rocky Balboa and was later killed in the ring against Ivan Drago in Rocky IV. Creed shows the aftermath of the passing of Adonis’ father and how he had to deal with the trauma.
In addition to Canelo joining Creed 3, it was announced earlier this year that a spinoff of Creed titled Drago was in development as well. Robert Lawton will be the writer on that one and will follow Ivan and Viktor Drago from Creed 2.
With that and Creed 3 releasing early next year, fans of the Rocky franchise have a lot to look forward too and directors are working on even more. While Silvester Stallone isn’t happy with the spinoffs, reception has been good and fans can expect the Rocky franchise to continue to expand as long as the quality and dollars are there for the studio.
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