Jordan is no stranger to Marvel, having appeared in Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot as Johnny Storm and most recently, portraying Erik Killmonger in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther. Jordan spoke to Entertainment Tonight at a screening for Creed II in his hometown of Newark, New Jersey, where he shared his thoughts on the passing of the Marvel legend for the first time:
“I’m heartbroken, honestly. 95 years old, he lived a full life. Made an impact on so many different people. Literally changed the face of entertainment in so many different ways. He showed people how to dream, how to escape. You know, the problems that you have, the current situations. So creative, so fun. It’s so incredible. I feel honored to be apart of one of the last films he got a chance to be apart of. For him to see it come to fruition, Black Panther, that he and Jack Kirby created back in the day. For him to see that come full circle was awesome and that’s something I’ll cherish for the rest of my life. Rest in piece Stan Lee. We lost a really, really good one.”
Here is the synopsis for Creed II:
Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what’s worth fighting for, and discover that nothing’s more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can’t escape your history.
Directed by Steven Caple Jr. from a script written by Cheo Hodari Coker and Sylvester Stallone, Creed II stars Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Dolph Lundgren, Wood Harris, Andre Ward, Florian Munteanu and Buddy Marcelle.
Creed II will be released in theaters on November 21, 2018.
Source: Entertainment Tonight