Sylvester Stallone is still going to be Rocky…only he will no longer direct.
Originally set to direct Creed II, the sequel to the 2015 spin-off film, Stallone has opted not to helm the film. While he will still be playing the former champ turned trainer of Michael B. Jordan‘s Adonis Creed, Stallone has named his successor who will take over directing the film.
Steven Caple Jr. (right), who made his feature film debut last year with The Land, was picked by Stallone to take over as director in order to “keep up with the current generation”. Stallone made the announcement on Instagram.
The character of Adonis Creed reflects this generation, and I believe it is important to have a director who is part of it , that is why I think we are Lucky to have Stephen Caple ,Jr A wonderful new talent take over The directorial chores and make the story as relatable as possible… He and Michael B Jordan will deliver a knockout!u
Production is set to begin in March 2018 in Philadelphia with a November 2018 release date set.