Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

Sylvester Stallone to direct and produce 'Creed 2' movie

Sylvester Stallone to direct and produce 'Creed 2' movie

After months of speculation, Sylvester Stallone has revealed that he will direct and produce the sequel to the 2015 Rocky-reinvention Creed.

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.

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Forbes clarifies that Stallone is also writing Creed 2; he was nominated for best original screenplay for the 1976 original Rocky. 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. "One more round!" Earlier this, Stallone announced that the sequel would begin shooting sometime in 2018. "There's a lot there." .

Jordan, who is starring in Coogler's superhero movie as supervillain Erik Killmonger, marking his third collaboration with the director, has previously stated he was unsure whether he would film a Creed sequel without him. Now, it has been confirmed from Rocky himself that he will be stepping behind the camera for the movie.

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Coogler's Creed grossed a worldwide total of $173.6 million, against a budget of $35 million.

It looks as though Sylvester Stallone and his character Rocky Balboa are back for one more round.

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Coogler himself is busy with Marvel's "Black Panther", which also stars Jordan.

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