Fans of the Rocky series have a lot to two-step about: Sylvester Stallone recently announced that he’ll be directing star Michael B. Jordan in the sequel to 2015’s Creed.
The 71-year-old star made the announcement via Instagram, posting a red carpet photo of himself and Jordan during Creed’s first press run.
His caption indicates he’ll be at the helm of the production this time around.
“Looking forward to directing and Producing The incredibly talented Michael B Jordan in CREED 2 next year … One more Round ! #creed2 #mgm #fighting #workout #exercise #boxing.”
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Creed was directed by Ryan Coogler from a script he co-wrote with Aaron Covington as a spin-off of and sequel to the Rocky film series. Jordan played Adonis Creed, the son of Apollo Creed, with Stallone reprising the role of Rocky Balboa.
Stallone also shared photos of Jordan from the first film to get fans exited about this sequel.
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