Sylvester Stallone Directing 'Creed 2'

Sylvester Stallone Directing 'Creed 2'

Michael B. Jordan and Producer Sylvester Stallone seen at Los Angeles World Premiere of New Line Cinemas and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures" "Creed' at Regency Village Theater on Thursday, November 19, 2015, in Westwood, CA. It earned $173 million worldwide and Stallone's performance got him a Golden Globe award and a nomination for Academy Award for best supporting actor. This confirms that Creed director and co-writer Ryan Coogler won't be involved with the sequel, as Stallone has already stated that he has written the movie's script. More on the story below. Stallone is not only reprising his role as Rocky for the eighth time, he'll also write and direct the sequel! "One more Round!" Stallone wrote.

Ryan Coogler will not return to direct the follow-up to 2015's lauded Rocky sequel Creed, but his replacement certainly knows what he's doing. His late father's former best friend as he pursues a career on boxing.

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MGM told Variety in response last month that the project remained in development. It's one of those low-hanging fruit ideas that, without deft handling, could turn hackneyed and inane...much like Rocky IV itself. Stallone mentioned it in passing, with Ventimiglia saying "I'll tell you what, if they invited me, I'd love to be there". 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.