‘Creed’ star Michael B Jordan has responded to the furore surrounding 2015′s ‘Fantastic Four’ which tanked at the box office after it was slammed by critics and publicly denounced by its director Josh Trank. Talking to Yahoo Movies, the actor who played Johnny Storm called making the movie “an experience” saying that everyone involved had good intentions, but that things outside of their control didn’t fall into place. ‘Fantastic Four’ was Jordan’s second movie with Trank following 2012′s superhero sleeper hit ‘Chronicle’, but where their first effort was warmly received all round, their sophomore film was beset with problems from the start.
‘Creed’, the much-vaunted ‘Rocky’ spin-off that hits UK cinemas today, has already been a huge hit in America earning Sylvester Stallone an Oscar nomination, so it’s no surprise people are already talking about a sequel. Variety broke the news that MGM is already aiming for a November 2017 release for ‘Creed 2′, but this could cause problem for director Ryan Coogler who’s just been announced as the director of Marvel’s Black Panther due July 2018. “Ryan has some ideas of going forward and backward and actually seeing Rocky and Apollo together,” Stallone revealed to Variety.
In it, Michael B Jordan’s Adonis Johnson (this is before he assumes his father’s name) takes on Leo ‘The Lion’ Sporino in a two-round boxing match that’s captured in one fluid take, without any cuts, also known in the industry as a “oner”. We’d blow a punch here, or we’d bump into the camera but eventually we started nailing it after lunch.