Saga Rocky
Movie Creed 3 Michael B. Jordan (2023)
Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) reconnects to his surprise with Damian Anderson (Jonathan Majors), a childhood friend. The latter, freshly released from prison after an 18-year sentence, is looking to establish himself as the new boxing champion. A scene that Michael B. Jordan shot at one of the tables of the Buckhead Diner in Atlanta.
Buckethead Diner
Buckethead Diner. Facebook.

We were like brothers.

Damian Anderson (Jonathan Majors)

Much of the action in Creed 3 takes place in Los Angeles and its suburbs. However, for economic reasons, Michael B. Jordan also shot in Atlanta, where he also produced the interior sequences, filmed in a studio. Eager to give the reunion between his character and the one played by Jonathan Majors, Michael B. Jordan, on the occasion of his first realization, chose the Buckhead Diner.

A giant knockout

When he shoots Creed 3, Michael B. Jordan has to comply with the Covid-19 pandemic protocol. The Buckhead Diner has been hit hard by the epidemic. Although he may not know it at the time of shooting, Michael B. Jordan is one of the last “clients” of the establishment. The latter having definitively closed since the end of the shooting and the release of the film in theaters.

Sly never far away

Creator of the Rocky franchise, to which Creed 3 is linked, Sylvester Stallone did not want to be involved in the making of the film. In the middle of a fight to recover part of the rights of his character from the historical producer of the saga Irwin Winkler, he does not appear on the screen and is directly quoted only once. Ironically enough, Sylvester Stallone ate at the Buckhead Diner, a few days before it closed during the Covid-19 pandemic and therefore a few days before the shooting of the meal scene in Creed 3.

Atlanta perfect understudy

This is not the first time Atlanta has duplicated Los Angeles or another major American city on screen. If he shot some shots in the real city of angels, Michael B. Jordan exploited, in addition to the Buckhead Diner, other locations in the state of Georgia. This is how he was seen in Sandy Springs, the seventh largest city in the region.


Michael B. Jordan has gained 50 pounds of muscle to play the character of Adonis Creed for the third time.

Creed 3 dinner scene
Creed 3. Scene of the dinner. All rights reserved: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Warner Bros.

3073 Piedmont Rd NE

This iconic restaurant unfortunately closed its doors in 2023 after 34 years of existence.

Built in the style of 1950s diners, the Buckhead Diner has long been a delight for lovers of American cuisine. A reputation that has won him the graces of celebrities. Sylvester Stallone, Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr or even Jimmy Buffet and Mick Jagger have already eaten there, not failing to see their picture hanging on the walls. The Covid-19 pandemic unfortunately got the better of the Buckhead Diner.

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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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