Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Michael B. Jordan Set to Film Creed 2

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Michael B. Jordan Set to Film Creed 2

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It's only April, but 2018 is shaping up to be a wildly successful year for Newark native Michael B. Jordan.

The actor, who was given a key to his hometown of Newark in 2015, recently completed a whirlwind promotional tour for the hit film Black Panther, in which he plays scene-stealing villain Erik Killmonger. As the Marvel film continues to break box office records, Jordan is getting ready to tackle his next big role.

Fresh off the success of Black Panther, the Newark Arts High School graduate will be filming Creed 2 – the sequel to the 2015 Rocky spin-off Creed – in Philadelphia this month. He'll reprise his role as boxer Adonis Johnson, the son of fictional boxing champion and Rocky Balbao rival Apollo Creed.

"Back in the lab," he wrote on Instagram in March, along with a photo showing that he is once again training in the boxing ring. …

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