Some huge news just dropped on the Rocky/Creed franchise. We assumed a sequel to the 2015 film would happen, but now we have official word from Sylvester Stallone that a Creed 2 is in the making.
Not only did he announce the sequel, he also revealed that he will be the one directing it. You may remember that Ryan Coogler directed the first Creed film, and it was a hit with the critics. It received a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Heck, Stallone received an Academy Award nomination for his supporting role in the film.
Stallone announced the exciting news on his Instagram account. He posted a picture of himself standing next to Michael B. Jordan, “Looking forward to directing and producing the incredibly talented Michael B. Jordan in CREED 2 next year…One more round!”
I am excited for this; however, I hope Stallone really means ONE more round. Just one. I don’t want this turning into some Fast & Furious sh*t, where it starts with simple boxing matches and ends with Jordan fighting aliens on Mars.
No release date has been announced, but if they begin filming next year as the post suggests, then it will probably be released in 2019. We’ll keep you posted.
How do you feel about the news? Are you excited Stallone will be directing the project?