Sylvester Stallone Announces He's Directing, Producing 'Creed' Sequel

Posted October 12, 2017

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

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

The action icon took to Instagram to announce the news.

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That director is Sylvester Stallone, going behind the camera for the first time since 2010's The Expendables. That being said, those hashtags could be telling us a different story, and it would be kind of insane for Stallone to do that at this point considering he just earned an Academy Award nomination for his last performance. Jordan played Adonis Creed, the son of Apollo Creed, with Stallone reprising the role of Rocky Balboa. Stallone also announced that the movie will go on floors next year. Cor, as if we couldn't love him any more.

It's been confirmed that the blockbuster will have strong ties to one of the franchises' most popular sequels, Rocky IV, and will feature the return of Dolph Lundgren's Ivan Drago.

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.