Sly is in Philadelphia still working hard on filming, “Creed 2”. Of course, during break of filming, Sly had to do some reminiscing about the history of Rocky by visiting some old filming locations. See Sly’s instagram for more.
Sadly, Mick’s gym is closed down and Adrian’s Pet Shop got demolished like last year.
I can’t blame Sly for wanting to visit old Rocky filming locations and reminisce the past. Rocky means a lot to Sly and you can tell that he LOVES playing the character. When Sly filmed the very first Rocky, he was pretty young back then. Sly was just 30 years old when he filmed the first Rocky. Back then, he wasn’t a rich man at all like other movie stars. Now after that first Rocky movie, Sly is a superstar and icon in Hollywood. He did it all himself really.
One day I would love to visit Philadelphia so I can see all the Rocky locations with my own eyes. I would especially love to try running the art museum stairs and see the Rocky statue!
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.
This is how Sly writes his scripts. I guess he writes them on regular notebook paper and then he types them into a word processor on a computer. Sly didn’t write the first “Creed” movie but it looks like they’re giving him the opportunity to write the 2nd one himself. So is Ryan Coogler still going to direct the 2nd one? Probably. Coogler will direct, Sly will write.
I guess he’s really going for an Ivan Drago comeback and Dolph will probably reprise the role. Is Ivan Drago going to fight Adonis Creed in the film? We’ll have to wait and see.
In the past, Sylvester always kept his hair black. He probably used hair dye to keep his hair black so he can continue to look younger for his action movies like “The Expendables”.
Noticing that Sly’s hair is getting greyer and greyer. I think his hair getting grey on purpose ’cause he’s preparing for “Creed 2”. In order to look a lot older in “Creed 2”, his hair probably needs to be really grey in order for it to work.
“Creed 2” probably won’t come out in a few years so they can give Sly some time to age and look old. They want him to be the next Mickey is their goal, I think.
No matter how old Sly gets, he still looks real good, though. Only Sly can look great at an old age.