Now, the actor returns to the writing desk (he wrote every "Rocky" movie previous to "Creed") and the director's chair (he directed four of the previous movies).
After many hints and posts, it is official that Sylvester Stallone will be directing Creed 2. 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.
In September, Stallone shared a photo of a shirtless Jordan in the gym with the caption, "Getting stronger!"
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We have seen Roger [Federer] and Rafa [Nadal], and Serena and Venus [Williams] really raise the bar in terms of performance and it all started here in Melbourne.
Stallone was nominated for a best supporting actor Oscar for his role in Creed, and the film premiered to rave reviews comparing it to the original. He has also directed "Rocky II", "Rocky III", "Rocky IV" and "Rocky VI".
And Sly has been teasing some sort of connection between "Rocky IV" and "Creed 2" for months now, notably the involvement of Dolph Lundgren's Ivan Drago from "Rocky IV".
Little detail is known of the film's plot, and even whether Drago himself will be back, or if his son will fight Creed's heir instead. "2018" and the hashtags #Creed 2 #mgm #fitness #Rocky.
With Apollo being the father of Jordan's Adonis Creed, there's a dramatic story just waiting to be told there.