Sylvester Stallone to direct 'Creed II'

Sylvester Stallone to direct 'Creed II'

Sylvester Stallone to direct 'Creed II'

Stallone wrote on a photo of him and Jordan. Stallone, who helped bring the Rocky franchise to life as well as reinvigorate it with his performance in Creed, will direct Creed 2. Previous discussions for the next installment had the story potentially mirror Rocky IV, or even take a page from The Godfather Part II playbook and feature recurring flashbacks to Apollo Creed before his death.

Sylvester Stallone will be doing more than playing Rocky Balboa in "Creed 2". "There's a lot there." .

Sylvester Stallone has confirmed via his Instagram that he will be directing the new film. He posted a still of himself and Jordan training on the social media site at the time, captioning it with "Getting stronger!"

As much as we love the original Rocky films, they had some silly moments (like the robot butler in Rocky IV) that should probably be avoided in Creed 2 and any potential sequels. Recently, there was a recent rumor that Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) would be facing the son of Ivan Drago for Creed 2.

Creed impressed critics and performed beyond expectations, grossing $173 million worldwide.

For his part, Coogler has become one of the busiest and most sought after directors in Hollywood since the success of "Creed". He directed Marvel's Black Panther movie, set to release in 2018, and will be directing the just-announced drama Wrong Answer, also starring Michael B. Jordan.

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