Michael B. Jordan And Jonathan Majors Are Comparing Themselves To The Best Actors Ever

Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors say they want to have an ongoing collaboration like Al Pacino and Robert De Niro.

By Charlene Badasie | Updated

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Michael B Jordan and Jonathan Majors want to be just like Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. The actors made the revelation in an interview with The New York Times, saying Creed III will be one of many projects they intend to work on together. “It is [the first of much collaboration]. We plan on it,” the Black Panther star said.

“De Niro and Pacino,” Majors added. His co-star added that the pair has had many conversations about working together. “Acting is such a solo journey, where you’re fighting for your place on that call sheet for a long time. So when you’ve got somebody that doesn’t care about that stuff, it’s like, ‘How much damage can we do together?’” Michael B Jordan said about Jonathan Majors.

Interestingly, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro didn’t collaborate as often as people believe. The first time the pair appeared in the same movie was in 1974’s The Godfather: Part II (albeit not sharing any scenes). This was followed by Heat in 1995, Righteous Kill in 2008, and the Netflix movie The Irishman in 2019. While Michael B Jordan and Jonathan Majors’ comparison doesn’t really make sense, it’s still an excellent idea.

Each time actors with equal acting prowess collaborated on several films, the results were incredible. Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, along with Paul Newman and Robert Redford, are two shining examples of how good partnerships can make people better at their craft. Although Michael B Jordan and Jonathan Majors have ways to go before reaching that level of star power, it’s not impossible.

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More recently, both actors have been featured as villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Michael B Jordan reprised his role as Killmonger in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, while Jonathan Majors made his big screen debut as Kang the Conqueror in Ant-Man and the Wasp: QuantumaniaAnd following its February 9th premiere, Creed III has earned over $100 million at the global box office.

Starring and directed by Michael B Jordan, the movie also features Jonathan Majors, Tessa Thompson, Wood Harris, Florian Munteanu, and Phylicia Rashad A sequel to 2018’s Creed II, it is the first film in the series without Sylvester Stallone appearing as Rocky Balboa. However, the Hollywood veteran still serves as producer with Creed director Ryan Coogler.

Written by Keenan Coogler and Zach Baylin, the story follows Adonis Creed (Michael B Jordan), who is still dominating the world of boxing when his childhood friend Damian Anderson (Jonathan Majors) returns. After a stint in jail, the former boxing prodigy is eager to prove that he deserves a shot in the ring.

But the professional face-off between former friends is more than just a fight. To settle their personal score, Adonis is forced to put his future on the line to battle Damian, who has nothing to lose. Creed III received glowing reviews from critics, with an 87% rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

The site’s general consensus says the film allows the characters to step out from Rocky Balboa’s shadow. The franchise also reasserts its champion status due to the stellar performances by Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors.