Michael B. Jordan To Direct ‘Creed IV,’ Despite Sylvester Stallone’s Feud With Irwin Winkler


Michael B. Jordan is set to make his directorial debut in the next installment of the ‘Creed’ movie franchise, despite the ongoing feud between Sylvester Stallone and producer Irwin Winkler.

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Michael B. Jordan is set to direct and star in ‘Creed IV’, despite the ongoing feud between Sylvester Stallone and producer Irwin Winkler.

The announcement was made by Irwin Winkler at an event in Los Angeles on Saturday. Winkler confirmed that ‘Creed IV’ is in the works, with Jordan both directing and starring in the film.

According to Deadline, Winkler stated that they plan to start pre-production on the project in 2024. He mentioned that they have a compelling story and plot for the movie, which was slightly delayed due to industry strikes.

This news is undoubtedly exciting for Michael B. Jordan, especially considering the success of “Creed III.” However, it is likely to be a sore spot for Stallone, who has criticized Winkler for his handling of the ‘Rocky’ rights.

As we previously reported, Stallone has called on Winkler to grant him an ownership stake in the intellectual property. Despite creating the iconic character and story, Stallone has no control over the rights after selling them years ago.

It is worth noting that Stallone did not appear in the latest ‘Creed’ film and has voiced his disapproval of the direction taken by Jordan and Winkler. Nevertheless, he did express his well wishes for the project.

In a recent Netflix documentary, “Sly,” Stallone’s deep affection for the ‘Rocky’ franchise was showcased. Although he did not directly address Winkler’s involvement in the documentary, his feelings on the matter remain clear. As of now, it appears that Stallone will not be involved in ‘Creed IV,’ although Jordan has left the door open for his return in previous interviews.

At this time, Stallone has not publicly commented on the green light given to ‘Creed IV’.