Sylvester Stallone has revealed that he is currently working on a script for Creed 2 and the film is hopefully going to start production in 2018. Creed caught a lot of eyes back in 2015 when Stallone returned to the franchise as a mentor to Apollo Creed’s son.
I’m not upset about this news but I find it a little odd as Stallone had to be convinced by Creed director Ryan Coogler to even appear in Creed and now he has taken it upon himself to continue the story. Stallone was writer on all 6 of the original Rocky films and he directed 2,3,4 and 6. Stallone has been nominated for 3 Oscars for involvement in Rocky films, the most recent coming in a supporting actor nomination for Creed. An award that most feel he should have won.
Stallone’s involvement in the script could mean that Ryan Coogler may not longer be in Creed. The idea for Creed was supposedly his doing but Coogler is currently working on Black Panther and he just may not have the time to handle both project. Rumors claim that Creed 2 will maybe take some inspiration from Rocky IV meaning Ivan Drago and possibly his son could be involved. Rocky fans will known that Apollo Creed was killed by Drago.
Are you excited to see Stallone involved in Creed 2?