Ryan Coogler directed the first "Creed".
Four of them are from the Rocky franchise, one the 2008 Rambo comeback, another the 1983 disco classic Staying Alive and the latest being The Expendables.
The action icon took to Instagram to announce the news. In fact, the only series movies that he didn't make are the original Rocky and Rocky V, which were both made by John G. Avildsen. Apart from directing, the actor will also produce the flick.
For the 71-year-old Stallone - who initially resisted starring in "Creed" - the reinvention of the franchise that launched his career for a new generation has been a pleasant surprise. The character wasn't exactly doing so well in the first Creed, having been diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma and going through chemotherapy, so it wouldn't necessarily be the most surprising thing in the world.
Sylvester Stallone will be appearing as a guest star in the next season of "This is Us". We may even see him return to the ring once more!
Coogler is now steering Marvel superhero movie Black Panther for release in February 2018, and Stallone himself is assuming directorial responsibility for a Creed sequel.
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