Steven Caple Jr replaces Sylvester Stallone as Creed 2 director
Sylvester Stallone will no longer direct the sequel to Creed.
Stallone had been announced as the sequel's director, but after discussing the project with producers he has now handed the reins to Steven Caple Jr, director of hit indie drama The Land.
Stallone will return to play Rocky Balboa in the sequel as will stars Michael B. Jordan and Tessa Thompson.
Speaking about the role, Caple Jr said: "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."
For the sequel, Dolph Lungren is expected to reprise his role as Ivan Drago from Rocky IV, working to a script also written by Stallone and Cheo Hodari Coker. The sequel now has a confirmed release date of November 21st 2018.