Stallone is not only reprising his role as Rocky for the eighth time, he'll also write and direct the sequel!
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. Previous discussions for the next installment had the story potentially mirror Rocky IV, or even take a page from The Godfather Part II playbook and feature recurring flashbacks to Apollo Creed before his death.
Hollywood veteran Sylvester Stallone is all set to direct and produce the much-awaited sequel of 2015 hit "Creed". "There's a lot there." . Stallone is no stranger to directing films in the Rocky series, as he handled Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV and Rocky Balboa.
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Directed and co-written by Ryan Coogler, the 2015 original served as both a spinoff and sequel to Stallone's Rocky films, but focused on Adonis Johnson Creed (Johnson), the son of the late Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers). While the director and Jordan were overlooked during awards season, Stallone was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, his first Oscar nomination since the original Rocky film, and won the Golden Globe in the same category. "2018" and the hashtags #Creed 2 #mgm #fitness #Rocky. He already teased the possible return of Dolph Lundgren's Ivan Drago and released an image of handwritten pages from the script.
Sylvester Stallone is returning to his most famous character for another round.
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