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The sequel of the 2015 Rocky spin-off will begin production March next year, with Michael J. Jordan and Sly Stallone reprising their roles as Adonis Creed and Rocky Balboa respectively, along with Tessa Thompson who played Adonis’ girlfriend Bianca.
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You would think that Rocky’s creator Sly Stallone would direct this time but instead, Creed 2’s director will be Steven Caple Jr., known for directing the 2016 coming- of- age drama, The Land- personally selected by Sly Stallone and Jordan.
“It’s an honor to be a part of such an iconic franchise and to work with such great collaborators,” Caple said.
“Mike, Sly, and Tessa are extraordinarily talented and bring something special to today’s culture. I look forward to joining the family and continuing the precedent set by this franchise’s alumni of incredible filmmakers.”
The screenplay is written by Stallone and Cheo Hodari Coker, and the movie is about Adonis’s life inside and outside of the ring as he deals with new-found fame, issues with his family, and his continuing quest to become a champion. Stallone had previously hinted that the story would also revolve around Ivan Drago (Dolph Lungren) who infamously killed Creed’s father Apollo in Rocky IV.
Yeah... who can ever forget that terrible scene?