Michael B. Jordan Worried the ‘Creed II’ Director


Michael B. Jordan

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Michael B. Jordan put in a lot of hard work to get ready to play the character Adonis Johnson in the upcoming film Creed II. However, there was one thing the actor was doing that caused the director of the film, Steven Caple Jr., to become concerned. Here’s the surprising reason Michael B. Jordan worried the Creed II director.

How much Michael B. Jordan was paid for Creed II

The actor was paid an estimated salary of between $3 million and $4 million, according to Variety. He told the Toronto Sun he’s interested in making more Creed sequels in the future: “If I’m lucky. I want to keep making them as long as they’re good. I always want to keep my finger on the pulse. Forty-two years, I mean, who knows?”

Why Michael B. Jordan caused the Creed II director to worry

Michael B. Jordan

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When you take one look at Michael B. Jordan, you can tell he puts a lot of hours in the gym. His physique is in top form in Creed and Creed II. We don’t think anyone would want to get in the ring with the actor if given a choice. However, the film’s director, Steven Caple Jr., didn’t feel this way. He said when he first saw Jordan, he didn’t look like he was fit for the role. In fact, Caple was worried about the actor. Here’s what he told Total Film magazine: “When I first met Mike, he wasn’t in shape for the character. He was eating doughnuts. I was like, ‘I’m worried, man.’ But he’s a beast.”

Caple says Jordan eventually got into shape for the role. The actor followed a strict exercise regimen, working out twice a day and even before filming scenes. Jordan got to the point where he was indeed ready to take on the role of Adonis Creed. Caple was impressed with Jordan’s dedication: “He did so much at once, carrying this film and being the lead. But he gives you everything. He took Creed to another level in this film,” said Caple in his Total Film interview.

Michael B. Jordan likes his donuts

Michael B. Jordan

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In a 2014 interview with Vibe, Jordan admits he has a sweet tooth. His co-star in the film That Awkward Moment, Miles Teller, told Vibe someone from craft services was usually slipping a piece of candy to the star. Jordan said he tries to be nice to anyone who can sneak him some treats: “You always gotta make friends with all of the key people on set, and craft services are very important to me,” says Jordan. “I like my donuts. I like my snacks.”

What Michael B. Jordan is up to next

The Black Panther star has several television and movie projects in the works. In 2019, he will appear in the TV series Raising Dion. The following year, he’s slated to appear in the film Just Mercy in the role of Bryan Stevenson. In the future, Jordan will be working on the film Wrong Answer, playing the role of Damany Lewis.

Read more: How Much Money Was Michael B. Jordan Paid for Creed II?

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