Rocky's Back: Sylvester Stallone Is Directing 'Creed 2'


Now it seems that the studio has made a big step in locking Stallone in as helmer and producer.

Over the past few years, the Rocky franchise has taken a little turn - and 2015 gave us the first new and improved installment in the film series, in the form of Creed.

No director or release date has been confirmed for the long awaited "Creed 2", but more news to follow.

Sylvester Stallone announced on Instagram Monday that he will be directing and producing boxing sequel "Creed 2", starring himself and Michael B. Jordan.

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As fans may know, Sly wrote the first six Rocky films and directed four of them, the last was 2006's Rocky Balboa. In September, he posted a photo to his Instagram with the caption, "Getting stronger!" Avildsen directed the original Rocky and Rocky V, while Ryan Coogler co-wrote and directed Creed. "2018" and the hashtags #Creed2, #MGM, and #Rocky, indicating that production will begin next year. Stallone was nominated for the Academy Award for best supporting actor and won the Golden Globe Award in the same category.

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.

It looks as though Sylvester Stallone and his character Rocky Balboa are back for one more round.

What do you want to see in Creed 2?