Sylvester Stallone Will Return to Direct Creed 2!

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Sylvester Stallone announced on Instagram Monday that he will be directing and producing boxing sequel "Creed 2", starring himself and Michael B. Jordan.

In addition to being a box office success, "Creed" also gave Stallone an incredible acting opportunity, as he went into the 2015 Academy Awards the favorite to win the Best Support Actor award, which went to Mark Rylance ("Bridge of Spies").

Via ComingSoon, Stallone revealed that he is taking over the franchise from Creed director and co-writer Ryan Coogler. More on the story below. Stallone wrote on a photo of him and Jordan. One thing is for sure, Stallone is no slouch when it comes to directing, so the excitement is peculating. His late father's former best friend as he pursues a career on boxing.

Last month, Stallone hinted "Creed 2" will start production next year.

The action icon took to Instagram to announce the news. We may even see him return to the ring once more! Stallone mentioned it in passing, with Ventimiglia saying "I'll tell you what, if they invited me, I'd love to be there". Jordan played Adonis Creed, the son of Apollo Creed, in the spin-off, with Sly reprising the role of Rocky Balboa. However, with Coogler now an in-demand director with Black Panther on the way, his involvement in the Creed sequel has been up in the air.

Creed 2 will apparently begin shooting next year, potentially for release in 2019, we guess?

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