Creed 2: Steven Caple Jr. Will Now Direct

Steven Caple Jr

by James White |
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With the original film's director Ryan Coogler busy finessing Black Panther for Marvel, someone else was needed to call the shots on the follow-up to Creed. Co-star, producer and Original Flavour Rocky Sylvester Stallone stepped into the role back in October, but now, after discussing the idea with star Michael B. Jordan and the producers, he's standing aside and handing the reigns to rising director Steven Caple Jr.

Jordan and Stallone will be back for the film, with Jordan once again playing Adonis Creed. And in further good news, Tessa Thompson is returning as Bianca.

Caple won praise for his indie film The Land, which generated interest after screening at Sundance in 2016. "It’s an honour to be a part of such an iconic franchise and to work with such great collaborators," Caple told Variety. "Mike, Sly, and Tessa are extraordinarily talented and bring something special to today’s culture. I look forward to joining the family and continuing the precedent set by this franchise’s alumni of incredible filmmakers."

With Coogler figuring out whether he has time to act as executive producer in between his MCU duties, Creed 2 has a release date of 21 November next year.

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