Michael B. Jordan wants to continue working with Denzel Washington on the big screen.
Washington and Jordan recently worked together on the romance movie “A Journal for Jordan,” which follows a deployed sergeant who keeps a journal for his son back home. Jordan plays the lead part in the film, while Washington serves as the director behind the scenes.
Jordan was asked if he wanted Washington to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe crew during a December interview about the project. “Yes!” he said, “Without hesitation.” “I actually got some things in mind,” Jordan continued, without elaborating on how he may bring Washington aboard. But, yes! ”
Whether Washington would be interested in playing a superhero in a world full of them, the “Remember the Titans” star did not confirm or reject the prospect. With a giggle, he added to Jordan, “Uh oh, you better hurry.” Jordan laughed back and said, “I know!!” But I’ve got you covered. That’s something I’m thinking about! ”
“After I finish ‘Creed III,’ you know what I’m saying?” Jordan concluded his response to the original query. My mind can stray on other creative topics once I accomplish that endeavour.”
So far, the 34-year-old has worked on two Marvel productions. In the Ryan Coogler-directed film “Black Panther,” he portrays Erik Killmonger, the antagonist. Jordan reprised his role as Killmonger in the Disney+ series “What If” as a voiceover for the animated version of the character.
Washington recently chatted with “Entertainment Tonight” about his film “Macbeth: The Tragedy,” as well as potential jobs he could be interested in.
“I’m about the challenges. At this point, like the character, I’m in the yellow leaf of my career. To be quite honest, looking to do other things. So as far as acting, it’s gonna have to be an extreme challenge for me to be interested. I’ve been talking to one or two of the top directors in the business, and we’re talking about maybe doing something. There’s not that much left for me to do as actor.”
“[On a scale of 1 to 10] I’ll go with a 2… I honestly really don’t know much at all,” he said. “All I know is that they’re developing a script [for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever] that’s a reflection of a lot of circumstances and tragedy that we had to deal with this past year… I know [writer/director] Ryan [Coogler] and Marvel are going to do the absolute best job at developing a story in a way that makes everybody happy and satisfied and honors [late T’Challa actor Chadwick Boseman] and moves forward with grace.”
Washington is presently appearing as the titular, doomed Scottish lord in Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth, in addition to directing A Journal for Jordan, which is now in theaters. Jordan will reprise his role as Adonis “Donnie” Creed in Creed III, the third installment of the Rocky spinoff trilogy, for which he will also serve as a director.
“Directing has always been an aspiration, but the timing had to be right,” Jordan said when his directorial debut was announced. “Creed III is that moment — a time in my life where I’ve grown more sure of who I am, holding agency in my own story, maturing personally, growing professionally, and learning from the Greats like Ryan Coogler, most recently Denzel Washington, and other top tier directors I respect. All of which sets the table for this moment.”
Creed III is set to debut in theaters on Nov. 23, 2022.