Creed was a surprise hit in 2015, and helped revitalize the Rocky franchise. Now after several delays it looks like the film’s sequel is about to start production.
For the last several weeks it had been rumoured that Rocky creator and star Sylvester Stallone would take over his franchise once more and sit in the director’s chair, but now we know that’s not the case. Steven Caple Jr. (The Land) has signed on to take charge of the upcoming sequel, and it will be his first major feature film. Stallone will still be co-starring, reprising his Golden Globe winning and Oscar nominated role of Rocky Balboa, with Michael B. Jordan returning to once again play Adonis Johnson. Stallone also co-wrote the script with Cheo Hodari Coker of Luke Cage fame.
Rumour has it that both Stallone and Jordan had a hand in picking Caple Jr. to direct, after meeting with the studio. Production is set to begin in March, and very little details have emerged as to what the story will be about. The last we heard, the story would follow Adonis as he struggles with fame and attempts to become a champion. Dolph Lundgren was rumoured to also be returning to play Ivan Drago, last seen in Rocky IV, to manage his son as a potential opponent of Adonis. Whether this is true or not remains to be seen.
Creed 2 is set to hit theatres on November 21st, 2018.