Michael B. Jordan tried it on “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” – but it was his “worst audition yet”.
The 34-year-old has admitted that he “bombed” while trying it out for the 2015 film because he couldn’t connect to the plot because the scripts were “super vague” due to the secrecy surrounding the science fiction franchise.
On the Just for Variety podcast, he said, “I think that was probably my worst audition yet.
“I think it was like I couldn’t wrap my brain around some of the pages because you know when you’re reading for these high level projects there is never really any specificity in the pages.
“Everything is super vague; everything is hidden. Reading through it I just couldn’t connect it. I definitely bombed it.”
It’s not known what Star Wars role Jordan attempted to land, but one part he doesn’t have to audition for is repeating his role as Adonis Creed on Creed III.
The “Black Panther” star will also make his directorial debut in the upcoming film, but he recently admitted that “Rocky” actor Sylvester Stallone won’t be in “Creed III” because the franchise wants to build the story around Adonis .
He said, “I think Sly let it know he wasn’t coming back for this one, but I think you know his essence and his spirit … there will always be a bit of Rocky in Adonis.
“But this is a ‘Creed’ franchise and we really want to develop this story and this world around it.”
While Stallone won’t appear in the third film in the series, Jordan insisted that the film be “something special”.
He said, “So it’s always respect and always a lot of love for what he’s built, but we really want to push and navigate Adonis and the family he’s created.
“So, hopefully you’ll love what I think … what we make up. I think it’s going to be special.”