After the trilogy, a "Creed Universe" with multiple projects in early stage gets confirmed.
A multi-platform Creed world, featuring a spinoff centered on Adonis' daughter Amara, has been announced. The third Creed film, directed by Jordan, demonstrated it could stand on its own, generating $58 million in its opening weekend in the United States. The enormous Creed 3 box office results have Amazon ready to spend big on Jordan and Creed, as information about a proposed universe across TV and cinema has just been unveiled. There are also plans for an anime adaptation of Creed, which will be a pleasure for Jordan, who was inspired by anime when producing Creed 3.
About the Creed Universe
When Michael B. Jordan joined Sylvester Stallone in 2015's Creed, the legendary but weary Rocky franchise was in desperate need of a reboot. Jordan, having developed his own personality within the greater Rocky film world, was poised to take over completely by 2023, starring in Creed 3 without Stallone. A previously planned Drago spinoff is also allegedly still in the works, but it's unclear whether it will ever be cut, given a script was just recently requested. All of the initiatives mentioned above are in their early phases.
Creed 3 is about Adonis leaving his past behind to move ahead with Bianca played by Tessa Thompson and daughter Amara. Nevertheless, amid all the excitement between Adonis and his opponent Damian played by Jonathan Majors, the film also takes the time to set up a significant spinoff prospect by showing Amara acquiring an interest in boxing. Adonis Creed handing the torch in a future Creed sequel seems very appropriate, given that the entire Creed trilogy is the consequence of a similar torch-passing from Rocky to Adonis. Yet, passing the torch from Adonis to his daughter would add a new and fascinating twist to the concept.
Two legacies intersected when Rocky Balboa pledged to teach the son of former opponent Apollo Creed in Creed, and Creed III honors that commitment by making Rocky 7 with Stallone a possibility. The Creed trilogy concludes with a seven-year time leap from Creed II, in which Michael B. Jordan's Adonis Creed faced the son of the Siberian Express, Viktor Drago. When an old boyhood buddy, played by Jonathan Majors, is released from jail and intends to take Donnie's legacy, they settle their old grudges in the ring during Creed III.
Amara may be too young in Creed 3 to pursue boxing seriously, but a time leap could easily put her into her late teens, setting up a scenario in which she desires to be a professional fighter. The leap and unique passing the baton plot has kept the audience hooked to the trilogy.