Saga Rocky
Movie Creed 3 Michael B. Jordan (2023)
Now a heavyweight champion of the world, Damian Anderson (Jonathan Majors) begins his training in sunny Los Angeles, on the beach at Muscle Beach. A scene shot on Venice Beach, where once a certain Arnold Schwarzenegger forged his legend.
Muscle Beach
Muscle Beach. Wikimedia.

I’ve been gone a long time, but I’m still in good shape. I still have some under my belt.

Damian Anderson (Jonathan Majors)

Michael B. Jordan set up his headquarters in Atlanta, but since the story of Creed 3 takes place in Los Angeles, he also had to shoot several shots there. He chose Muscle Beach in Venice to film most of the training of Damian Anderson, the character played by Jonathan Majors.

XXL training

Very sharp on screen, Jonathan Majors has himself undergone a very demanding training to play Damian Anderson, the main antagonist of Creed 3. A program that allowed him to gain five kilos of muscle, with a percentage of fat mass maintained below 10%. The actor said during his training that he “Eat a lot, pray a lot, sweat a lot, lift a lot, stretch a lot, sleep a lot..”

In the ring

Muscle Beach plays a discreet but important role in Creed 3. A way for Michael B. Jordan to anchor his story in the palpable environment of a very identifiable city, even though the majority of the scenes were shot in Georgia. Jonathan Majors joins the legend of this iconic place in the bodybuilding world.


Creed 3 is the ninth film in the Rocky franchise, initiated in 1976 by Sylvester Stallone.

Creed 3 entraînement
Creed 3 Jonathan Majors entraînement. Tous droits réservés : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Warner Bros

Muscle Beach Venice Gym

Located on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, this open-air gym is one of the most famous in the world.

Opened in 1934 by the Works Progress Administration, Muscle Beach has encouraged famous athletes to supply several machines like Joe Gold and Vic Tanny. The arrival in Los Angeles of Arnold Schwarzenegger at the end of the 1960s conferred on Muscle Beach a celebrity of its own. Over the years, Muscle Beach has become a go-to workout spot for celebrities and bodybuilding enthusiasts. The site appears in many films and series.

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By Gilles Rolland

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Passionné de cinéma, de rock and roll, de séries TV et de littérature. Rédacteur de presse et auteur des livres Le Heavy Metal au cinéma, Paroles de fans Guns N' Roses, Paroles de fans Rammstein et Welcome to my Jungle : 100 albums rock et autres anecdotes dépareillées. Adore également voyager à la recherche des lieux les plus emblématiques de la pop culture.

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