Johnathan Majors is currently set to appear in the upcoming Creed III sequel. It has not yet been revealed what his role in the film will be, but judging by his newest claim, it could mean the man is set to take on Adonis Creed. For those who have not seen the first two films, Adonis Creed is the son of Apollo Creed, the man who went toe to toe with Rocky Balboa. Creed is a spin-off from the original franchise, which focuses on Adonis’s rise to the top. According to Majors, “I got punched in the face about 100 times, but it’s all OK!” Getting punched in the face 100 times seems like overkill, but not when you’re shooting a boxing film.
Johnathan Majors is just going through the motions of appearing in his first boxing film. Michael B. Jordan, who is the star of Creed, once got knocked out on set. It was sort of his “rite of passage”, at least according to Sylvester Stallone. There have been no reports of Majors being knocked out but taking 100 punches to the face might be his own level of being welcomed to the sports film sector. You can see Stallone discuss this “rite of passage” below:
So far, Johnathan Majors has been keeping quiet about what his role in Creed III is, but we are assuming he is going to be the rival boxer that Adonis Creed must best. Creed III will also be the first time in which Michael B. Jordan is set to direct. The first two films were directed by Ryan Coogler, who directed Creed, and Steven Caple Jr, who directed Creed II. Now Jordan has stepped in to take on directing and starring roles. The good news is that Jordan received some directing tips from Coogler, who is famous for directing the highly successful Marvel film, Black Panther. Jordan co-starred in the film as Killmonger. Majors has also broken through the MCU as he first appeared as a different version of the villain Kang, in WandaVision. He is set to now appear as Kang the Conquerer in Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania.
Clearly, Johnathan Majors is up for the challenge of appearing in antagonistic roles. If he is made to be the rival of Adonis Creed in Creed III, it would mean that he is going to be doing double duty in the form of appearing as a villainous-type character. Majors did show off his physique for Variety when discussing being punched 100 times, and he looks ready to take anyone on.
Creed III is currently in post-production and has an expected premiere date of November 23. We are sure to find out more details when the inevitable trailer for the film drops. The trailer will undoubtedly show off a buff Johnathan Majors, as he is likely to take on Adonis Creed in the spin-off franchise’s presumed final film. Hopefully, after appearing in a boxing film, he will have no issues being able to make quick work of any of the heroes in the MCU.