Sylvester Stallone to direct 'Creed' sequel

Saul Bowman
October 12, 2017

"One more round!" Earlier this, Stallone announced that the sequel would begin shooting sometime in 2018.

Stallone announced the Creed news with an understated Instagram post, sharing an old photo of himself and Jordan.

Sylvester Stallone has been teasing fans about the sequel to the hit Rocky spin-off Creed for a few months with casting news and a potential production start date. "Looking forward to directing and Producing The incredibly talented Michael B Jordan in "Creed 2" next year".

If Stallone does indeed take over for Creed director and frequent Jordan collaborator Ryan Coogler, the move would put the franchise's power back in the hands of its original architect.

Released in 2015, Creed focused not on Rocky but on the son of another boxing champion, Apollo Creed, who went from nemesis to manager and friend over the course of four films. The movie made $173.6 million at the worldwide box office. Stallone won a Golden Globe for the role. Stallone also shared a photograph of himself standing with Michael. Cor, as if we couldn't love him any more.

Creed 2 is now expected in theaters sometime during 2019. Will Stallone finally win his acting Oscar?

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