Sylvester Stallone to direct and produce 'Creed 2' movie

The actor, who produced and co-starred in the Rocky spinoff, announced Monday night that he'll return next year to produce and direct the sequel, starring Michael B. Jordan in the title role.

Now it looks like they found their director. Stallone wrote and starred in all six Rocky films, receiving two nominations for the 1976 original, and directed Rocky II-IV and 2006's Rocky Balboa.

For his part, Coogler has become one of the busiest and most sought after directors in Hollywood since the success of "Creed". Creed followed the life and career of Adonis Johnson (played by Michael B. Jordan) as he attempts to break into the world of boxing, to follow in the footsteps of his father. Avildsen directed the original Rocky and Rocky V, while Ryan Coogler co-wrote and directed Creed.

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Sylvester Stallone will be doing more than playing Rocky Balboa in "Creed 2". Stallon previously announced last month that the film would begin shooting next year, but MGM only said that the sequel is still in development. There has also been rumors as to the inclusion of Dolph Lundgren's Ivan Drago. Besides, it's not like Coogler hasn't moved on to greener pastures, and you can see him work wonders in Black Panther next year.

Released in 2015, Creed focused not on Rocky but on the son of another boxing champion, Apollo Creed, who went from nemesis to manager and friend over the course of four films.

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