Sylvester Stallone Directing CREED 2

Sylvester Stallone Directing CREED 2

The action icon took to Instagram to announce the news.

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 (09Oct17).

Sylvester Stallone has confirmed that he will direct Creed 2. Stallone wrote on a photo of him and Jordan.

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Sylvester Stallone has confirmed via his Instagram that he will be directing the new film. Ryan Coogler's "Creed" was one of the smartest, most original franchise reboots to come out of Hollywood. He posted a still of himself and Jordan training on the social media site at the time, captioning it with "Getting stronger!"

Director Ryan Coogler's Creed - which starred Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Johnson, the son of Rocky Balboa's frenemy Apollo Creed - propelled Coogler to A-List director status.

Stallone won a Golden Globe for his performance as the aging Rocky Balboa in Creed, as well as receiving an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. "2018" and the hashtags #Creed2, #MGM, and #Rocky, indicating that production will begin next year. He already teased the possible return of Dolph Lundgren's Ivan Drago and released an image of handwritten pages from the script. Post-"Creed", he's signed on to direct Marvel's first black superhero movie "Black Panther" which reunites him with Jordan.

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