There was some exciting news concerning Creed 3 as MGM had decided to get Michael B. Jordan, the star of the spinoff of Sly Stallone’s Rocky franchise, would be making his feature film directorial debut on the third installment. They’ve already given the sequel a release date of November 23, 2022.
However, there is an update from Sly Stallone stating he’s unlikely gong to play Rocky Balboa again for it. In an exchange with a fan on Instagram (spotted by JoBlo), Stallone revealed he wouldn’t be reprising the role of Rocky Balboa in Creed 3. This echoes previous suggestions made by the actor on social media that Creed II was going to be the last one he would be involved with.
STALLONE: “It will be done but I won’t be in It. Keep punching.”
Interestingly enough, a week ago Stallone teased a pitch he was coming together for a Rocky prequel series.
STALLONE: “This may be the strangest posting yet. I started out this morning by writing a treatment for a Rocky prequel For streaming. Ideally 10 episodes for a few seasons to really get to the heart of the Characters in there younger years – Here is a small portion of how my creative writing Process starts…Hope it happens – And then I needed to clear my head so I went fishing… Talk about extremes!”
Stallone voices King Shark in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad coming out on August 6, 2021.
SOURCE: SLY STALLONE