Michael B. Jordan wants to normalize deafness in “Creed III”.

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Michael B. Jordan announced his upcoming movie Creed III would attempt to normalize the on-screen portrayal of the deaf community as the characters are seen in American Sign Language. This is happening as the industry opens up conversations about representation, especially in modern media.

Jordan said during a recent press conference that representing other communities is something they “take very seriously.” He also mentioned that the film would explore the character of deaf Bianca and how she turned her deafness “into a superpower.”

“Obviously I think it was the right evolution of the Creed family. Dealing with ASL in Bianca’s character since CREED I and how that evolved into her motherhood and the possibility of our child being hard of hearing ultimately being deaf and how the family evolves. how do they grow How do they deal with this obstacle and turn it into a superpower? You know what I mean? It was a community of people who didn’t get as much true representation as they should. And we use that as an opportunity.”

Jordan also mentioned that he didn’t want audiences to feel sympathetic or feel like the film was trying to emphasize anything. Instead, he wants audiences to understand that “this is normal.” For this to work, Jordan made sure they had the right resources and that the cast and crew were taught how to approach this appropriately.

“Hopefully you can feel it when you watch this film, but in a way it’s not… We’re not trying to emphasize it in a way… there’s no sympathy. We’re just normalizing it, you know? And I think it was something that was really important to us throughout this story. So we have incredible interpreters and resources that we relied on to make sure we got it right.

“And it was something that we took seriously with this film.”

Creed III is one of a growing number of films to have used sign language on screen. Apple TVs coda was acclaimed at this year’s Academy Awards as Troy Kotsur became the first deaf actor to win the Best Supporting Actor award. Meanwhile a series of Bluish featured a child character using sign language. In 2018, sign language was heavily used in horror film A quiet place, since people had to abstain from noise in order to survive.

Additionally, Creed III announced that deaf actress Mila Davis Kent has been cast in an undisclosed role in this film. The film is scheduled to hit theaters on March 3, 2023.

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