With Creed making over $103 million in the U.S. Box Office, a sequel is bound to happen and it looks like Sylvester Stallone is the one leading the film. In a new interview with Variety, Stallone revealed that he’s ready to play Rocky Balboa once again. In addition MGM CEO Gary Barber had this to say:
“There’s no doubt that we’re making a ‘Creed 2.’”
As the film is in very very early stages of development, the story details are unclear. One of the success of the film is it’s director, Ryan Coogler, but will he retune to direct the sequel? Stallone had a say in the matter.
“I know Ryan is probably going to be gone for a couple years, so there will be a quandary on: Do we work with another director and have Ryan produce, or do we wait? There’s a diminishing time acceptance of a sequel. Now they are cranking them out in a year.”
So what would the story be for the sequel film? Well Coogler and Stallone have already thrown ideas at each other which includes one version that would take place in the past and would bring back Apollo Creed in flashbacks as the films goes back and forth.
“Ryan has some ideas of going forward and backward and actually seeing Rocky and Apollo together,” Stallone revealed.”Think of ‘The Godfather 2.’ That’s what he was thinking of, which was kind of ambitious.”
Another option is Adonis, Apollo’s son taking on another challenger:
“You’ll have him face a different opponent, which I would say is a more ferocious, big Russian, you can start to meld my experiences and then you start to bring different cultures into it. And you can see what’s happening with the Russians today in America. The complication will come with the girl’s ambition, because she’s not Adrian. She has places to go, things to see, the clock is running on her hearing.”