Sylvester Stallone Will Direct & Produce 'Creed 2' Himself

Sylvester Stallone Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler in Creed

Sylvester Stallone Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler in Creed

Sylvester Stallone has revealed himself to be the director and producer of the Rocky spinoff Creed 2. Stallone, who helped bring the Rocky franchise to life as well as reinvigorate it with his performance in Creed, will direct Creed 2. Coogler then went on to direct the film.

"Creed 2" doesn't have a release date yet. "There's a lot there." . Given that Stallone is essentially taking over the show, the temptation to bolster Rocky's screen time may be overwhelming for a star used to being the headliner.

Stallone, who shot to fame in 1976 as the zero-to-hero boxing champ Rocky Balboa, has directed four previous films in the "Rocky" series, the most recent being 2006's "Rocky Balboa". Another photo on Instagram showed him and Jordan training with the caption, "Getting stronger! 2018" and adding the hashtags #Creed 2 #mgm #fitness #Rocky.

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A sequel to Creed, however, does seem inevitable.

Stallone was nominated for best supporting actor for "Creed".

Stallone has been teasing elements of the sequel for while now, pushing the idea that Donny may fight the son of Ivan Drago, the Russian boxer played by Dolph Lundgren in iconic 80s cheeseball classic Rocky 4.

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For his part, Coogler has become one of the busiest and most sought after directors in Hollywood since the success of "Creed".

Stallone's social media feed is now the only source for this news, though we're expecting further announcements to come in the day tomorrow and in the weeks ahead.

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