Sylvester Stallone Will Direct 'Creed 2'

Erica Roy
October 11, 2017

"Looking forward to directing and Producing The incredibly talented Michael B Jordan in CREED 2 next year", Stallone wrote. "Creed", directed and co-written by Ryan Coogler, was a critical and commercial hit and yielded a best supporting actor Oscar nomination for Stallone.

With its release in 2015, Creed earned more than $173,000,000 worldwide at the box office.

The motion picture is a sequel to the "Expendables" star's "Rocky" film franchise, in which he plays boxer Rocky Balboa.

Sylvester Stallone has announced that he will direct and produce "Creed 2" as a sequel to the 2015 boxing drama starring Stallone and Michael B. Jordan. He posted a still of himself and Jordan training on the social media site at the time, captioning it with "Getting stronger!"

Based upon Stallone's caption of his photo with Jordan, we can assume he has signed on to direct the film, as well as taking on the role of producer with the project. "2018" and the hashtags #Creed2, #MGM, and #Rocky, indicating that production will begin next year.

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Ryan Coogler directed the first "Creed".

He has since teased the return of Ivan Drago, Rocky's Russian competitor in Rocky IV.

Sylvester Stallone is returning to his most famous character for another round.

Creed 2 is now expected in theaters sometime during 2019. Besides, it's not like Coogler hasn't moved on to greener pastures, and you can see him work wonders in Black Panther next year.

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