The Argument can be made that Ryan Coogler brought us one of, if not the, best Rocky movie to date in 2015. Creed was heartfelt and full of Rocky spirit. For 2 years now we have been waiting on news of the sequel. However due to Michael B. Jordan teaming along with Coogler for Marvel’s Black Panther, little has been known about a sequel, until now.
Rumors began swirling early on about the plot of a proposed sequel involving Adonis Creed coming face to face with the man who killed his father, Ivan Drago, originally played by Dolph Lungren. Now, Sylvester Stallone has announced via his Instagram that Creed 2 is officially on the way, with himself at the helm to bring Michael B. Jordan back for one more round.
The news caught us slightly off-guard as most believed we would see Coogler returning. Unfortunately Stallone announcing the film set to come out next year, production will have to start up in the not too distant future, while Coogler will still be dealing with Black Panther post-production and promotion.
Having to bring us the follow-up to Creed is a difficult task, for anyone not named Coogler. Despite Stallone’s filmography. He has brought us some of the best Rocky films in Rocky III and Balboa, as well as one of the most fun Rambo films, Rambo. He also brought us the greatest ensemble cast of 80’s action stars in The Expendables. So while this is nothing new to Stallone, it will still be one heck of task to live up to what Coogler did with Creed.