The Creed franchise will continue to follow in the footsteps of its Rocky predecessor. Just as Sylvester Stallone inhabited the director’s chair for a bevy of Rocky films alongside a tenured starring role, Michael B. Jordan will next take the helm of the highly anticipated third installment of the Creed series. However, it appears Sylvester Stallone is not taking part in Creed 3.
Replying to a fan question on Instagram, via JoBlo.com, Stallone reveals that while Creed 3 is happening, he will not appear in the film as Rocky Balboa. It is not clear as to why this is the case, as Balboa is a large part of the previous two Creed films.
Creed, originally directed by Ryan Coogler (Black Panther) and its subsequent sequel Creed II has grossed a combined $387 million at the worldwide box office. Additionally, they serve as the latest additions to the wildly popular Rocky film series. The series stars Michael B. Jordan as the son of legendary boxer Apollo Creed as he looks to continue his father’s legacy alongside his trainer Rocky Balboa. MGM Studios will enlist the talents of up-and-coming filmmaker Zach Baylin (King Richard) to pen the script for Creed 3. Moreover, IMDb currently lists Phylicia Rashad as a returning cast member.
Stallone can last be seen in 2019’s Rambo: Last Blood. The film received mostly favorable reviews and grossed over $91 million at the worldwide box office. Additionally, the actor will star in the new superhero film titled Samaritan and voice King Shark in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad.
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