Michael B. Jordan has high hopes for the "Creed" sequel, and this is why the actor wants his character Adonis Creed to face off with someone truly terrifying in the ring next time around.
According to the actor, his lead character was at odds with himself most of the time during "Creed," and was not given the chance to square off with a true nemesis.
"(I'd want to) have a true villain. I don't think 'Creed' had a true villain - I think Adonis was in a fight with himself most of the time. Ivan Drago, something like that," Jordan told BBC Radio, referring to the fictional boxer that faced off with Sylvester Stallone's Rocky Balboa in "Rocky IV."
When asked who he would like to portray the "true villain" he was hoping to include in the sequel, he answered that the lead star of "Mad Max: Fury Road" would be perfect. "Tom Hardy's pretty (expletive). Just saying - that would be nice," he said.
Meanwhile, Stallone is also gearing up for the "Creed" sequel. He even has plans to let Carl Weathers reprise his role as Adonis' dad Apollo.
Those who are familiar with the "Rocky" franchise might raise their eyebrows as to how writers will bring a character back from the dead, but Stallone guarantees that this is possible.
"One version of the story would take place in the past, which would mean bringing back Carl Weathers to play Apollo Creed, who died in 1985's 'Rocky IV," Stallone told Variety. "Ryan (Coogler) has some ideas of going forward and backward and actually seeing Rocky and Apollo together. Think of 'The Godfather 2.' That's what he was thinking of, which was kind of ambitious."
He already got in touch with Weathers, who seemed eager to be a part of the "Creed" sequel. Stallone even raved about Weathers' physical condition, saying he is in incredible shape.
"I can't believe I got in the ring with him," he said. "Even if it was play fighting."
As for Adonis, there will be bigger ordeals to surmount in the sequel, not just in the ring but in the emotional front.
"You'll have him face a different opponent, which I would say is a more ferocious, big Russian," Stallone shared. "You can start to meld my experiences and then you start to bring different cultures into it. And you can see what's happening with the Russians today in America."