Sylvester Stallone directing ‘Creed 2’, which is both stunningly boring and dumb to me
Creed was fantastic because it was an interesting spin on the Rocky franchise. It excelled because it allowed a new filmmaker to explore the franchise’s mythos, while injecting his own take. have absolutely no fucking desire to see old ass, redundant Stallone once again return to the director’s chair.
We live in the age of legacy sequels, movies that dust off a dormant franchise and often allow the old cast to hand off the torch to a new generation. Some of these have been magnificent: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Mad Max: Fury Road, Blade Runner 2049, and, of course, Creed, which spun the Rocky series in an enthralling new direction.
And now, two years after the first film was a box office and critical sensation, Creed 2 has found a director in Sylvester Stallone.
Stallone, who received a well-deserved Academy Award nomination for his stellar work onscreen in Creed, took to Instagram to announce the news that he’d be helming the follow-up. Alongside a picture of him and star Michael B. Jordan, he wrote: “Looking forward to directing and Producing The incredibly talented Michael B Jordan in CREED 2 next year … One more Round !”