Creed II Officially Starts Production In Philadelphia
MGM and Warner Bros. have officially started shooting today in Philadelphia for the boxing film sequel Creed II.
Slated for release on November 21st, the film will continue where its immediate predecessor, Creed, left off. That film, in turn, served as a continuation of the Rocky franchise, which debuted in 1976 with the eponymous first film and continued into the 1980’s. Despite the decades-long gap between the last Rocky movie and Creed, the film proved to be a surprise hit, raking in millions and garnering applause from critics.
Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone have both already signed on to reprise their respective roles as Creed and Rocky in the sequel. Ryan Coogler, however, will not return as director, with The Land‘s Steven Caple Jr. helming the project instead.
Comingsoon.net quotes Caple Jr. as saying the following :
Caple Jr. said, “It’s an honor to be a part of the franchise and work with such a thoughtful team. I got involved because I’ve always been a Rocky fan and I enjoy stories with heart and substance. But when Ryan put his touch on ‘Creed’ I felt another level of connection to the franchise. It started to feel personal for many different reasons. This next ‘Creed’ is a tale beyond the boxing ring and dives deep into family, legacy, and fears. I’m excited to share my view and collaborate with the talented cast and crew.”
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