The follow up to Ryan Coogler’s Creed, Creed 2 has now found a new director but Coogler won’t be returning to helm the sequel. None other than Sylvester Stallone himself will be taking the lead this time around.
Making the announcement via his Instagram account, Stallone stated: “Looking forward to directing and Producing The incredibly talented Michael B Jordan in CREED 2 next year … One more Round”
Stallone had already been very vocal about his time writing the script for the sequel via his social media channel and has even divulged what to expect from the plot when the film finally lands on the big screen. A return for Ivan Drago, the man who killed Adonis Creed’s Father, Apollo in the ring in Rocky IV played by Dolph Lundgren is on the cards, but could this mean Michael B. Jordan’s Adonis will go head to head with the Russian fighting machine? Or possible Drago’s offspring? Only time will tell. With production due to start in 2018, we could be given a lot more information sooner than you think.
With Creed grossing $109.8 million in North America and $63.8 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $173.6 million, it proved to be a big hit amongst audiences and also won Stallone a Golden Globe for Supporting Actor. He was also nominated as Best Performance By An Actor in a Supporting Role for the 2016 Academy Awards, a mere 40 years after being nominated for an Oscar for the original film, which won Best Picture.
As yet no other details for the release of Creed 2 have surfaced.