Michael B. Jordan wanted to highlight Mexican boxing in “Creed III.”
The 35-year-old actor made his directorial debut in the latest ‘Rocky’ spin-off movie, explaining that he cast boxing great Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in his first role to showcase Mexico’s influence on the sport .
Speaking at a press conference to promote the film, Michael, who will play the lead role of Adonis ‘Donnie’ Creed, said: It’s the sport of boxing, and I felt like there weren’t many expressions of the whole movie in that way.
“And it didn’t seem like the reality I lived in. So I wanted to bring some Mexican culture into this film.”
The “Just Mercy” star added:
Michael previously revealed that the sports film was the “perfect” one to bow behind the camera because it comes at the right time in his career.
he said: Production took place and I finally got to a place in my career where I wanted to tell a story and not just execute someone’s vision in front of the camera.
“I’m talking about where I believe Adonis is. At 35, I’ve said a lot about my life experiences as a young man, as a young black man.