Sly put up this post on Instagram today, announcing for the first time ever that he’s directing and producing Creed 2. So let me get this straight… Sly wrote the movie, and he’s also starring as Rocky Balboa in it again too. Sly directing, starring and producing all in one movie. Wow. That’s a lot of work really; it’s called multitasking.
What happened to Ryan Coogler? He decided not to direct Creed 2? I bet the reason is that he’s the director of the Marvel movie Black Panther, so he is committed to that.
I find it amazing news that Sly is directing a Rocky movie again. He hasn’t directed a Rocky movie since Rocky Balboa (released in 2006).
Creed 2 is exciting ’cause Ivan Drago is coming back, and yes… Dolph Lundgren is gonna reprise that role. It’s gonna be interesting to see what the plot to Creed 2 is gonna be. Does Ivan Drago now have a son, and he’s about to fight Apollo’s son? That’s probably the direction they’re gonna go ’cause I can’t see Ivan coming out of retirement. We’ll wait and see, though.
Sly obviously loves the Rocky character, and you can tell that he loves it. They didn’t give us Rocky 7 but technically, the first Creed movie is Rocky 7, in my opinion. The Creed spinoffs are a continuation of the Rocky series.
Congrats Sly on getting another chance to direct another Rocky film. This would be the 8th Rocky film, technically.