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Sylvester Stallone is directing Creed 2

10 October 2017

While we all were waiting with cautious anticipation for the Star Wars trailer during tonight's installment of Monday Night Football, Sylvester Stallone made a decision to drop a bomb on the film world and announce something that he's been hinting about for a long time.

Stallone wrote on Instagram: "Looking forward to directing and producing the incredibly talented Michael B. Jordan in CREED 2 next year ...one more round!"

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There are no further details on Creed 2 presently, but we'll keep you posted as news trickles in.

In 2015, Coogler picked up a script by Aaron Covington and sought permission from Stallone to continue Rocky's legacy, this time focusing on the son of his former foe Apollo Creed.

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Stallone co-produced the first "Creed" movie which released in 2015. Stallone was nominated for the Academy Award for best supporting actor and won the Golden Globe Award in the same category. He was previously nominated in 1977 in the Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor categories for playing Rocky Balboa, a role that helped him become an global action star.

Creed 2 is set to start filming next year and will also feature Dolph Lundgren returning in his role of Russian boxer Drago from Rocky IV. He will next be seen in Steven C Miller's action film "Escape Plan 2: Hades".

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Stallone, who previously teased the possibility of a sequel on social media, has confirmed he will be helming the film, not Coogler who is now in post-production on Marvel movie "Black Panther", in a post on Instagram he uploaded on Monday.

Sylvester Stallone is directing Creed 2