Michael B. Jordan is set to star as King with Chanté Adams onboard to portray Canedy. The film is set to be released on Dec. 10, 2021.
It’s always exciting when an A-list actor teams with one of our most accomplished visual storytellers on a project, and that’s exactly what we’re set to receive with Jordan teaming with the great Danny Boyle on the biblical epic Methuselah.
The Book of Genesis talks about Methuselah, descendant of Adam’s son Seth and the son of the righteous Enoch, one of two people named in scripture that did not die but were miraculously transported directly to Heaven. Methuselah is said to be the oldest person on record in human history, having died at 969 (niiiiice) years old. Methuselah was the grandfather of Noah and is said to have died the week before the flood.
The film is slated to be an action/adventure story that showcases Methuselah’s unparalleled survival skills. At one point, Tom Cruise was attached to a Methuselah project with Joachim Rønning set to direct, but plans fell through with little explanation. This version of the project is said to be in pre-production, but details are still scarce.
With Jordan flying high now, the actor is set for his directorial debut, taking over directing duties for the third film in his Creed franchise. After defeating Viktor Drago, the son of the man that killed his father, there’s no telling exactly where Donny’s story will be headed next, but one thing that seems certain is that Rocky Balboa will not be a part of it. Sylvester Stallone announced on his Instagram that he would not be reprising his role as the legendary boxer in the third film in the franchise, seemingly finding Creed II to be the logical endpoint for his character. If you recall, Creed II concludes with Rocky making amends with his own son and meeting his grandson for the first time.
Fans can expect Tessa Thompson to return as Bianca and the film will likely find the pair continuing to navigate being parents to a deaf child. It is rumored that Creed III could have yet another tie to the original Rocky franchise and see Donnie square off against the son of Rocky III’s Clubber Lang. Stallone has said that he would love to see real-life boxer Deontay Wilder portray the son of Lang. Other rumors suggest that Mr. T, who portrayed Lang, could make an appearance.