Jonathan Majors in talks to duke it out with Michael B. Jordan in boxing ring for Creed III

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Jonathan Majors in talks to duke it out with Michael B. Jordan in boxing ring for Creed III

Here comes a new challenger.

Jonathan Majors is in negotiations to star as the in-ring nemesis to Michael B. Jordan’s titular character in Creed III according to a Wednesday report from Deadline. 

MGM and Jordan, 34, are said to have the 31-year-old actor – who recently starred in highly-popular HBO horror series Lovecraft Country – in their sights to portray the rival to Adonis Creed. 

Throwing down: Jonathan Majors (seen in September 2018) is in negotiations to star as the in-ring nemesis to Michael B. Jordan's titular character in Creed III according to a Wednesday report from Deadline

Throwing down: Jonathan Majors (seen in September 2018) is in negotiations to star as the in-ring nemesis to Michael B. Jordan’s titular character in Creed III according to a Wednesday report from Deadline 

Hollywood Donnie: MGM and Jordan, 34, (in this image from 2018's Creed II) are said to have the 31-year-old actor in their sights to portray the rival to Adonis Creed

Hollywood Donnie: MGM and Jordan, 34, (in this image from 2018’s Creed II) are said to have the 31-year-old actor in their sights to portray the rival to Adonis Creed

The publication reports that the deal has not been completed as of yet as they are working out the logistics of Majors’ busy schedule.

 The talented star is set to play Kang The Conqueror in Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and will also be seen in Western film The Harder They Fall in addition to war drama Devotion.

No doubt Jordan has a major interest in who his foe will be as Creed III is also set to be his directorial debut. 

At the helm: No doubt Jordan (seen in September 2019) has a major interest in who his foe will be as Creed III is also set to be his directorial debut

At the helm: No doubt Jordan (seen in September 2019) has a major interest in who his foe will be as Creed III is also set to be his directorial debut

If he does take the role, Majors will also need to go through some boxing training as many who have starred in the film franchise have but that should be seen as no issue as he developed his acting chops at the Yale School of Drama earning his Master of Fine Arts (MFA).

Tessa Thompson and Phylicia Rashad will also be returning for the third film in the franchise which is a spinoff of the highly popular Rocky series of films.

However, Sylvester Stallone – who appeared in the first two movies – will not be making his return.

Yo Adrian! Sylvester Stallone - who appeared in the first two movies - will not be making his return, pictured is a still from 2015's Creed

Yo Adrian! Sylvester Stallone – who appeared in the first two movies – will not be making his return, pictured is a still from 2015’s Creed

Zach Baylin and Keenan Coogler have written the script for the highly-anticipated film.

 In addition to his role on Lovecraft Country, Majors is also best known for his starring role in Spike Lee-directed film Da 4 Bloods which was released last year.

He rose to prominence in 2019 after starring in Joe Talbot’s critically acclaimed independent film The Last Black Man In San Francisco.  

Signature role: Majors recently starred in highly-popular HBO horror series Lovecraft Country

Signature role: Majors recently starred in highly-popular HBO horror series Lovecraft Country

Talented: Majors (pictured right) may be best known for his starring role in Spike Lee-directed film Da 4 Bloods which was released last year

Talented: Majors (pictured right) may be best known for his starring role in Spike Lee-directed film Da 4 Bloods which was released last year

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