Wednesday, 18 October, 2017

Hearts Refired: Sylvester Stallone is directing 'Creed 2' after all

Sylvester Stallone will direct and produce Creed 2 Sylvester Stallone Will Direct & Produce 'Creed 2' Himself
Wallace Pearson | 11 October, 2017, 00:30

Its been confirmed that Rocky creator Sylvester Stallone will return to direct Michael B. Jordan in MGM's Creed 2! Many still believe Stallone's performance as Rocky Balboa in 2015's Creed deserved the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, but the award went to Mark Rylance for his role in Bridge Of Spies.

Now it looks like they found their director. Many people will be undoubtedly sad that Ryan Coogler isn't returning for the sequel, given that his direction was such a big part of the first film's success, but it's not like Stallone is that bad himself at the whole "making movies" thing. "One more Round!" Stallone wrote.

The film itself generated US$173.6 million (RM732.5 million) at the worldwide box office, over four times its US$40 million budget, under the direction of Ryan Coogler, who also co-wrote. It was a spinoff of the original Rockyseries, with an aged Balboa teaching Adonis Creed (the son of his former rival/friend Apollo), played by Jordan. Stallone made the announcement in a post on Instagram. He and Jordan have apparently begun training sessions in anticipation of 2018's production.

If Stallone plans to shoot the film next year, then that should mean a 2019 release date for the boxing drama. There has also been rumors as to the inclusion of Dolph Lundgren's Ivan Drago. However, with Coogler now an in-demand director with Black Panther on the way, his involvement in the Creed sequel has been up in the air.

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