"Creed 2" is going to happen, but because of a need to strike while the iron is hot viewers may see it presented under another director.
MGM is eyeing a November 2017 release date for the sequel to "Creed," Variety is reporting. However, with Ryan Coogler set to direct Marvel's "Black Panther," he may not be available.
The Warner Bros. release has gone on to gross more than $105 million at box office across the country and landed Sylvester Stallone a Golden Globe for best supporting actor on Sunday night.
MGM CEO Gary Barber revealed his hope of having the "Creed" sequel out in November 2017.
“That’s my goal,” he said. Although Barber clarified that a release date has not been locked in at this point, a November opening makes sense. Creed did great business by opening over Thanksgiving weekend last year, so there’s no reason not to claim that slot again for the sequel.