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Will ‘Creed 2’ Feature Rocky And Apollo Back Together?

Ryan Coogler’s Creed is not only a fantastic movie that made my list for the best of 2015 but also a huge box office sensation. As is often the case with films that connect with audiences a sequel is already being discussed, which would make Creed 2 the eighth installment in the invincible Rocky Balboa franchise.

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In a recent interview with Variety star Sylvester Stallone let loose his idea for the next film and to the joy of many fans there’s a very strong possibility that fan favorite Apollo Creed could be returning. Though it appears that Stallone and Coogler haven’t lined up a specific vision for the film, possibilities include a Godfather II-esque split time structure featuring more Apollo/Adonis and Apollo/Rocky interplay or perhaps a new opponent for lead actor Michael B. Jordan to face with added narrative involving his deceased father.

Coogler has Black Panther on his slate next so there’s a chance the series could continue under Stallone’s direction or wait for 2018 when the coast is clear for Coogler, whose Fruitvale Station and Creed have made him a true filmmaker to watch.

Sylvester Stallone and Carl Weathers have stayed in terrific shape since their 80’s glory so it’s a possibility the could still be convincing as their younger selves. Anyone who thought that this boxing franchise could still have vitality after seven feature films is a borderline Nostradamus but the audience has spoken. We still love these characters.

Nick Nunziata

Nick Nunziata is the Managing Editor of the Fan Contributor Program based in Atlanta, Georgia. He's spent the better part of the last 20 years writing about film on the Web. His CHUD.com was a pioneer in the industry, and he has worked on the production side with Guillermo del Toro. He loves baseball, turn-based strategy games, film, great TV, and anything that involves a giant monster.

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