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Sylvester Stallone Set To Direct & Produce “Creed 2”

Sylvester Stallone Set To Direct & Produce “Creed 2”

Sylvester Stallone is officially jumping back in the ring with Michael B. Jordan for Creed 2 — as the director and producer. The Oscar-nominated actor confirmed on Instagram that he will helm the sequel to the Rocky spin-off which will start production in 2018.

“Looking forward to directing and producing the incredibly talented Michael B. Jordan in CREED 2 next year …one more round!” he wrote on Instagram.

The news comes a little over a month after Stallone posted a photo on Instagram hinting about his expanded involvement the sequel. Deadline reported that he was writing the script for Creed 2, but there were previously no reports that he would direct — even though it felt like he was going to.

Sylvester Stallone won the Golden Globe for supporting actor in his turn as an aged, retired and ill Rocky Balboa in the film. He was also nominated as Best Performance By An Actor in a Supporting Role for the 2016 Academy Awards, 40 years after being Oscar nominated for the original film, which won Best Pictures.