The sequel to Creed, starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone, is getting a new director in Steven Caple Jr. for its sequel Creed 2.
Tessa Thompson will also reprise her role as Bianca.
Jordan took to his social media handles to share the news. “Excited for Coogler to hand over the reins to Steven Caple, Jr. – our director for Creed 2! (sic),” the actor tweeted.
Sources also told Variety that MGM and Warner Bros. have tapped the up-and-coming director with production expected to start in spring 2018.
Tessa Thompson will also return for the sequel, reprising her role as Bianca. Ryan Coogler, who directed Creed, is expected to join in an executive producer role.
Caple will direct from an original screenplay written by Stallone and Cheo Hodari Coker based on characters from the Rocky franchise.
The film is being produced by Irwin Winkler, Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, David Winkler, and Kevin King-Templeton. Jordan and Guy Riedel will executive produce.
Creed 2 comes to theatres in November 2018.
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