Creed 2 Has Finally Locked In A Director

Posted October 12, 2017

Known for playing cinema's most famous boxer, Sylvester Stallone announced yesterday that he would direct the next spin-off from the Rocky saga.

Stallone announced the news in an Instagram post featuring him and Jordan.

After the first film's success both critically and commercially, it was only a matter of time before a sequel was announced.

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"Looking forward to directing and Producing The incredibly talented Michael B Jordan in CREED 2 next year", Stallone wrote.

While Stallone only acted in Creed, he had written every other Rocky movie until then, and directed four of the films.

The 71-year-old actor didn't reveal who would be writing the project or whether Coogler will be some way involved in the film. Many still believe Stallone's performance as Rocky Balboa in 2015's Creed deserved the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, but the award went to Mark Rylance for his role in Bridge Of Spies.

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Coogler is now steering Marvel superhero movie Black Panther for release in February 2018, and Stallone himself is assuming directorial responsibility for a Creed sequel.

Speculation has already begun on the fate of Stallone's character "Rocky Balboa" who was suffering from cancer in the last installment.

Creed 2 is now expected in theaters sometime during 2019.

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