Anime Enthusiast Michael B. Jordan Is Developing a Creed Anime Spin-Off


Avid anime enthusiast Michael B. Jordan is reportedly spearheading an anime spin-off of the wildly successful Creed franchise, according to a Deadline report. Fresh off the success of Creed III’s premiere, Jordan is said to be in talks with Amazon to expand the Creed-Verse, and first up in the lineup is an anime series.

It’s a well-known fact that Michael B. Jordan is a massive fan of anime, so much so that he used anime as his inspiration for Creed III, which was also his directorial debut. The slow-motion, zoomed-in shots of the boxers’ trickling sweat were pure anime, without a doubt. Jordan’s lifelong love for anime informed how he approached Creed III, and shows like Hajime No Ippo and My Hero Academia were his biggest muses.

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“All of those different anime that I watched growing up, there's an inherent spirit to them in how they fight and their bonds and relationships and all that good stuff. But it's very similar to the brotherhood and bond that we [Adonis Creed and Damian Anderson] have and his [Adonis Creed] relationships to his family as well. So, I tried to key in on some of those moments,” said Jordan.

And from using anime as an inspiration, Jordan will soon be part of his own anime project for Creed. It’s still in the early stages of development, so no further details have been reported, but a number of other spin-offs are also in the works in Creed-Verse. A live-action TV series is being discussed, as well as a project on Adonis Creed’s daughter Amara. A Drago spin-off film is already in development and will focus on Rocky Balboa’s foe, Russian boxer Ivan Drago, and his son Viktor Drago.


We don’t about you, but we’re all on board with the Creed-Verse.

Creed III is now showing in cinemas nationwide.

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