Michael B. Jordan auditioned for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but it turned out to be his “worst audition to date.”
The 34-year-old has revealed that he “bombed” the 2015 film’s tryout because he couldn’t communicate with the plot because the scripts were “super ambiguous” due to the sci-fi franchise’s secrecy.
“I think that was probably my worst audition to date,” he said on the “Just for Variety” podcast.
“I think it was I couldn’t wrap my brain around some of the sides because you know when you’re reading for these high-level projects, there’s never really any specificity in the sides.
“Everything’s like super vague; everything is in secret. Reading through, I just couldn’t connect it. I definitely bombed that one for sure.”
It’s unclear what Star Wars role Jordan was attempting to land, but he won’t have to audition for the role of Adonis Creed in Creed III.
The Black Panther actor will also make his directorial debut in the upcoming film, but he recently revealed that Rocky actor Sylvester Stallone will not be appearing in Creed III because the franchise wants to focus on Adonis.
“I think Sly let it be known that he wasn’t coming back for this one, but I think his essence and spirit… there’ll always be a little bit of Rocky inside Adonis,” he said. “But this is a Creed franchise, and we really want to build this story and this world around him moving forward.”
While Stallone will not feature in the third film in the franchise, Jordan insisted the movie will be “something special.”
He said: “So, it’s always respect and always a s— ton of love for what he’s built, but we really want to push and navigate Adonis forward and the family that he created.
“So, hopefully you guys will love what I’m thinking … what we’re cooking up. I think it’s going to be something special.”