Sylvester Stallone Announces Creed 2's New Director, And It's Not Surprising

Danny Woods
October 11, 2017

Sylvester Stallone has announced he will be directing Creed 2, the latest film in the Rocky franchise. Stallone was nominated for the Academy Award for best supporting actor and won the Golden Globe Award in the same category. Stallone has previously written every film in the series except for Creed, and directed Rocky II, III and IV as well as the sixth entry Rocky Balboa.

He also shared photos of Jordan from the first film to get fans exited about this sequel. The star has now revealed who will direct Creed 2-himself.

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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". Known for playing cinema's most famous boxer, Sylvester Stallone announced yesterday that he would direct the next spin-off from the Rocky saga. He and Jordan have apparently begun training sessions in anticipation of 2018's production. Stallone mentioned it in passing, with Ventimiglia saying "I'll tell you what, if they invited me, I'd love to be there". There has also been rumors as to the inclusion of Dolph Lundgren's Ivan Drago.

In 2015, Coogler picked up a script by Aaron Covington and sought permission from Stallone to continue Rocky's legacy, this time focusing on the son of his former foe Apollo Creed. 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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