With the critical and commercial success of Creed, it was inevitable that a sequel would be underway. It turns out that in addition to Creed II being greenlit, it has also now begun production. A few days ago, Sylvester Stallone released an announcement on his Instagram stating that not only has production for the film commenced but that it has also started shooting in Philadelphia, the area in which the Rocky films have been set.
The announcement is in the form of a behind-the-scenes video where Stallone addresses the audience in front of his trailer. Although he reveals the shooting location, not much else is revealed in the video. This extends to the fact that neither the actual set nor the other cast members are shown. The full video can be seen below:
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You know the old cliché that it “seems like yesterday and “but it does and it’s a very exciting moment to be here getting ready to Watch Creed 2 to commence filming. A very exciting day !!! The actors and production team has been waiting a long Time for this film to start , so ladies and gentlemen get ready to watch the fists startFLYING! #MGM #rockybalboa #CREED2
Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, and Tessa Thompson will reprise their roles from its predecessor, while Dolph Lundgren will make his return to the Rocky series as Ivan Drago nearly three decades after his appearance in Rocky IV. Steven Caple Jr. will take over directing duties as Creed‘s director, Ryan Coogler, was occupied with directing Black Panther. However, Coogler remains as one of the film’s executive producers.
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– Mark Tan
Creed II will release on November 21, 2018.
Creed II – Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, newly crowned light heavyweight champion Adonis Creed faces off against Vitor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago.
Directed by Steven Caple Jr, Creed II stars Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Dolph Lundgren, and Florian Munteanu.