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Sylvester Stallone to direct 'Creed 2'

11 October 2017

Sylvester Stallone announced via Instagram this week that he will direct and produce Creed II, writing that he is "looking forward" to directing "the incredible talented Michael B Jordan" next year. It earned Stallone an Oscar nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category, which he unfortunately didn't win.

Now it looks like they found their director. More on the story below. While the buzz on his summer Marvel film "Black Panther" is off the charts, he is also preparing "Wrong Answer", which will star Jordan and is based on script written by nonfiction author Ta-Nehisi Coates. But Ryan Coogler is who made Creed the all-timer that it is: a movie full of incredible boxing sequences, superb character beats, and whose distinct blackness seperated it from every other mainstream blockbuster. In September, he posted a photo to his Instagram with the caption, "Getting stronger!"

MGM executives have remained tight-lipped over the project and maintain that it still remains in development.

For the 71-year-old Stallone - who initially resisted starring in "Creed" - the reinvention of the franchise that launched his career for a new generation has been a pleasant surprise.

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"I [am] legitimately torn", the director wrote in response to the "to watch or not to watch" quandry. Keep in mind there's a major reason not to watch the new Star Wars trailer if you are a super fan .

Stallone has been teasing the return of Ivan Drago in recent months, with rumours suggesting that Michael B. Jordan's Adonis Creed may face off against his son.

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

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Sylvester Stallone to direct 'Creed 2'